Top Pre–Schools and Day Care Centres in Port Elizabeth

pre-schools and after care port elizabeth

Port Elizabeth has a pre-school or day care centre to suite your needs.  These are found in every suburb of the city and, thanks to the diversity, moms and dads will find a school that caters for the needs of their child.

Kids Connection have interacted with the below schools and they come as recommended.

If you’re looking for some advice on how to choose a pre-school then please read our article on choosing a pre-school – click here.

Khula Education

Innovation through early education

“Khula” means to grow, and Kelly Ferreira and her team at Khula Education team are passionate about growing the potential of young children in preparation for their crucial pre-primary school years.

Specialising in the holistic development of children aged 4 years and younger, Khula Kids Playschool provides a wholesome, child-centred, learn-through-play approach to assist little learners in acquiring essential skills that will assist them to cope with life as they grow.

The exciting programme incorporates age-appropriate play equipment, apparatus, games, and creative activities that allow little learners to experience joy, form healthy social bonds, better understand their emotions, and reap the positive results of holistic developmental progress.  Read more…

For more information email; or call 084 417 4445

Newton Park Educare

newton park educare

Newton Park Educare and Pre-primary provides a happy, caring and disciplined environment where children can learn and grow. The school is situated in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth and has excellent facilities and pre-school apparatus, with large classrooms and lots of space for children to run around.

Kids Connection had the chance to meet the friendly principal of Newton Park Educare, Hanliette Marsh, and ask her what makes her school the best in town. Read more …

Incredible Kids Day Care

Incredible Kids was established in 2007 by Leisel Petrie, the owner and principal. Jolene Jass is the school manageress. They have a fantastic team of ladies working for them, who are passionate about the well-being of children and who attend regular training. This ensures the best interests of the children always come first and they stay up to date with the latest in education.

They are situated in the area of Walmer Downs in Port Elizabeth, along the William Moffett Express Way. Right next door, parents will find much to their convenience the Schuin Villa Express Pharmacy, Point Medical Practice and Profiles Gym just to mention a few  where they can care for all their needs for mind, body and soul.  Read more …

To find out more about Incredible Kids Daycare and what they have to offer, give them a call on 041 3674372 or Visit their website Find them at William Moffett Express Way, Walmer Downs, Port Elizabeth, 6070.

Woodridge College and Preparatory School

Woodridge College & Preparatory School, Van Stadens Pass, Eastern Cape

Located on the edge of the Van Stadens Wildflower Nature Reserve, Woodridge College is a mere twenty-five minute drive from Port Elizabeth.

Well known for its beautiful and eco-friendly campus, the school is committed to promoting environmental awareness, amongst other things.

Kids Connection had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Lynne Niemann, parent and employee of Woodridge, to ask her why parents should choose Woodridge for their children.  Read more …

The Capstone School

The Capstone School

The Capstone School in Port Elizabeth is the place to send your child.  If you are looking for education that is incomparable and rooted in Christian values, then this is the school for you.

The primary school is located in Villiers Road, Walmer in Port Elizabeth and the Pre-Primary at the Heatherbank campus.

Capstone is a Reggio-inspired, progressive school that has been running for more than 20 years as a Pre-Primary school.

In 2007, they launched their primary school, which has grown to be among the best locally.  Read more…

Harvest Christian School

Harvest Christian School - Walmer - Port Elizabeth

True to their motto – To Know HimHarvest Christian School is among the top pre-primary, primary and high schools in Port Elizabeth. Based on Christian values, Harvest Christian School aims to prepare young minds for service in their society.

Thus, Harvest Christian School has built a secure and stimulating environment that ensures the safety and well-being of each child.

“Harvest Christian School was founded in 1987; this year, we celebrate 32 years of excellent education with an exciting, dedicated and committed staff,” describes Thoriso M-Afrika, Public Relations Officer at the school.

“Harvest exists to serve Christian families with whom we partner to disciple young people in a biblical worldview for growth, excellence and influence.”  Read more…

Sunflower Montessori

Sunflower Montessori School - Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape

For a family-orientated learning environment in Port Elizabeth look no further than Sunflower Montessori School. Based in the heart of Newton Park, they offer hands-on learning in a small and homely environment.

Sunflower Montessori School teaches children between the ages of 18 months and six-years-old. The classes are kept small and intimate so your child can receive individual attention and you won’t have to worry about them being left behind during lessons.

The school runs from 07h15 until 17h15 and offers half-day, 3/4 day and full-day options for your child. Paired with the learning experience, Sunflower Montessori School offers a nutritious breakfast and lunch meals every day.  Read more…

Port Elizabeth Montessori

Port Elizabeth Montessori School - Education - Port Elizabeth

Established in 1995 as a way to encourage children to love learning, the Port Elizabeth Montessori School has a rich and proud history of helping children from toddlerhood and up.

With more than 25 years of experience, they have continued to grow and expand in order to provide a truly holistic educational experience.

The PE Montessori School is a learning community that operates on authentic Montessori principles. They have three cornerstones which form the foundation of all learning experiences in their school; show respect at all times, take responsibility for yourself and act with kindness.  Read more…

Alpha Step ECD

As its name suggests, Alpha Step, is one of the top pre-schools in Walmer and Port Elizabeth. The pre-school recently re-branded and changed its name from Alpha Step Educare to Alpha Step ECD Centre.

“Alpha Step has formally changed to being identified as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre,” explains Principal, Lynn Futter.

“With increased focus on Early Childhood Development, we felt it appropriate to change the name from Alpha Step Educare to Alpha Step ECD Centre because we are essentially all about the development of young children.”

Futter says the change in their name is a result of the Department of Basic Education introducing new policies, which are in line with the proposal by the National Development Plan. The new policy is that by 2024, children should have two years of compulsory early childhood development before they enter Grade 1.


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Kids Connection was successfully launched in March 2006 by Wendy Beaufort for distribution to parents and teachers in the local Port Elizabeth market. The comprehensive directory for young families from newborn to 12 years, was born because, Wendy, a mom of three, understood the importance of having detailed information related to children that is aimed at assisting young families spend less time PLANNING and more time PLAYING….READ MORE