About Our Crèche

 

We focus on teaching skills, concepts and knowledge required for further learning. We offer a vibrant, loving and homely atmosphere where the children can acquire a love for learning that will sustain them throughout their school years. We acknowledge the potential in each child to reach their optimum ability; therefore, there is less emphasis on competitiveness and more emphasis on individual achievement.

Teachers @

Little Bean 1

Principal and Gr. R teacher Weltevreden Park - Candice

Hi, my name is Teacher Candice. I am a mother of 2 teenage boys, and live in Noordheuwel. I have been teaching preschool children for almost 12 years now. My passion lies in nurturing young minds, teaching them to think for themselves and developing self confidence in our small children. I enjoy teaching children through games and art. Through my journey of teaching, I have found that teaching children to be creative releases for so many other channels for learning.

I currently teach Oak Hill Academy grade R students and I am the Principal at Little Bean 1 in Weltevreden Park.

Kind Regards

Teacher Candice

 
Grade 00 Teacher LB1 - Haylee

My name is Teacher Hayley and I teach Grade 00 at Little Bean 1. I am formerly from Durban but moved to Johannesburg in 2003. I am family orientated with a Christian background.

I have been a teacher for 9 years and I am passionate about my work. I pride myself on providing an environment that enables effective learning and it shows in the positive results in the work the children create. We have a good teacher student relationship and they always feel safe.

I have a passion for teaching and nurturing children and love working at Little Bean Early Learning Centre. I foresee that I will be working here for many years to come.

Kind Regards

Teacher Hayley

 
LB1 Grade 0000 teacher - Jeannette

I’m Teacher Jeannette the Grade 0000 teacher. I have a lovely family with a 10-month-old baby boy. I am originally from Cape Town but have made my home here in Johannesburg. I have been teaching for the last 4 years. It has always been a great pleasure to get to know each child for the unique little being that they are. It is most rewarding when you see how a child develops and suddenly grasps a concept that they struggled with.  Teaching has been in my family forever it seems. We have all understood the importance of education and know that it is the only way to build a future. It is sometimes challenging to teach, especially the little ones as they are learning so many big things during the year.

I realise that having patience and trying to help them navigate through those feelings is what helps them most. It has been a great pleasure being part of the Little Bean team and living out my passions here every day. 

In light and learning,

Kind Regards

Teacher Jeannette

 
LB1 Gr. 000 teacher - Cindy

Hello, my name is Teacher Cindy and I am a happily married mother of a twelve-year-old daughter.

I have been a teacher for over 21 years, and I have been teaching at Little Bean Learning Centre for 6 years.

I am privileged and honoured to teach the Grade 000 class where I believe we can shape and enrich young minds at an early stage in their development.

Seeing a child learn to wrap their minds around mathematics and language concepts as well as developing fine motor skills whilst playing games,  singing songs, and reading stories to them is extremely rewarding.

Giving the children art activities and role playing games provides them with the tools with which they can learn to express themselves and discover new abilities and begin to understand themselves and how they fit into this wonderful world. Teaching is a powerful mechanism that we can use to impart on our future generations a passion for history, a mindset for the present and the abilities to grow into ambassadors for change in the future.

 

Kind Regards

Teacher Cindy

 
 

Principal @ 

Little Bean 2

 
Principal LB2 & OHA - Debbie

Dear Prospective Little Bean Families

 

I am honoured to be able to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. My name is Debbie Brandsma. I am married and have 3 children aged 28, 22 and 15. I have the privilege of being the principal of Little Bean Early Learning Centre since 2001.

I have been in the field of education for the last 25 years. I have taught toddlers, all the way up to Intermediate Phase for approximately 22 years.

I am confident that our amazing teachers will continue meeting the intellectual, physical, social/emotional needs of our Little Beans.

 

As a pre-school school principal, I realize the education of children is a difficult job and cannot be accomplished without the assistance of parents. I encourage parents to be active participants in the education of our students. There are many ways to participate in the education of our students. The easiest way, however, is to maintain effective lines of communication. We welcome ideas and volunteers throughout the year.

In closing, I would like to invite you for a cup of coffee and a chat as my door is always open to parents and pupils.

In partnership with you,                                                                                                                   

 

Debbie Brandsma, Principal

Little Bean Early Learning Centre

 

Teachers @ 

Little Bean 2

LB2 Gr. 00 teacher - Bianca

My name is Bianca and I am the grade 00 teacher at little Bean 2. This is my 14th year of teaching, 4 years of primary school teaching, 2 years  of special needs and eight years of pre-primary teaching. I am passionate about children and am dedicated to being a catalyst in bringing out the best in every child, instilling Christian ethics and creating an environment that is conducive for learners to be actively involved in their learning.

I observe an open-door policy and believe that a good parent-educator relationship is necessary for maximum school success, therefore please feel free to discuss any matters and concerns with me at any time.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child.

Regards

Bianca 

 
LB2 teacher Gr. 0000 - Kerry

Hi Parents!

I’m Kerry-lee the Little Bean Grade 0000 teacher.

I have been a foundation phase teacher since 1997 when I started as an assistant teacher for Cotlands Baby Sanctuary, after which a year later I was given my own class. I hold a Cub Warrent through the S.A scouting movement and am qualified to teach children with Dyslexia and learning disabilities.

I have always enjoyed teaching the 0000 class as it is where children are beginning their formal education and have  a curiosity and excitement for all that is presented to them. They see their world through innocent eyes and everything holds wonder and intrigue.

As a teacher it is my privilege to guide them and provide new and exciting stimuli, to expand their understanding, vocabulary, to teach them how to build friendships and work with them to become a little more independent. To give them the confidence to try new things and to hold their hands when they are feeling unsure.

Starting in the grade 0000 can be a little daunting for new parents and children alike and I would like to assure all new parents that we take great care in watching over your precious bundles of joy. 

My classroom has an open door policy and it is important that you feel free to come in and talk about any concerns you may have or share stories about your little one. It’s important that we as teacher and parents create an open communication channel to ensure that both you and your little ones have a great experience throughout the year. Schooling is important and I want to ensure that it is a happy beginning.

I am a very creative being and enjoy been involved in activities like painting, mosaic and card making. I studied interior decorating and aromatherapy and spend time making soaps, creams and oil blends. I enjoy learning new things and have quite an adventurous side, and I enjoy travel. I am a mother to two boys and have had the pleasure of watching them grow and seeing their achievements. So, I understand how important it is to you to enjoy the same.

I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your child’s growth and development.

 
LB2 Gr. 000 Teacher - Olga

A warm welcome to Grade 000. 

My name is Olga, and I will be your Grade 000 teacher this year at Little Bean 2. I have been teaching for 13  years but this is my 8th year teaching at Little Bean. I am so excited that you will be in my class this year and I can’t wait to meet you. I know you are going to love our class. 

I enjoy working with the little ones because they are wonderful little humans who have nothing but love to offer. Their minds are like sponges and they are eager to learn, explore, discover and this is what makes teaching children fun. My door is always open, should you feel the need to ask for advice or discuss something important.

If your Little Bean needs some extra help with grasping a concept, I will notify you in order for you to help him/her practice at home as well.

I hope that we have a happy year together and know that your child will receive nothing but the best education. 

Love Teacher Olga

 
OHA Gr. R teacher - Mr. Raymond

Dear Prospective Parents

My name is Mr Raymond and I am the Grade R teacher at Little Bean Early Learning Centre.

I have been teaching Grade R from 2016 while also being the Principal for two years. This is my second-year teaching at Little Bean.

I am very passionate when it comes to teaching, especially when I see our little ones grow and grasp new concepts. Their little faces light up when you tell them how proud you are of them. That’s the best part of being a teacher.

We have a lot of fun in our Grade R class, but we also follow an amazing curriculum every day. Your Little one will be able to make new friends, learn to read, do sums and much, much more.

I look forward in meeting you and getting to know your Little Bean.

Kind Regards

 

Mr Raymond

 

Our Support Staff

Nursery School staff that care for your child’s well being

LB2 Teachers assisstant - Elizabeth
LB2  - Bavon
LB2 Gr. 0000 Assisstant to teacher - Connie
LB1 Cook - Tryphina
Assisstant teacher Gr. 0000 - Lerato
Assisstant teacher - Norah
LB2 Teacher assisstant - Lerato
LB2 Cook - Thandeka