Turtle Den 1

General information

We request that each little one does bring the following EVERYDAY to school:

Sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle, clean clothes& plastic bag and the communication book.

Activities included in your school fees:

  • Kindermusik 3-24 Months class, and 2 Year old class
  • Pottery 3 year old class
  • Judo 4 year old class
  • Kinderkinetics 4 Year old class
  • Stimu-Zone 5 year old class
  • Science class 6 year old class

We also offer a variety of other Extra-mural activities:

  • Abacus maths – excellent brain development program
  • Swimming – safety and confidence in the swimming pool
  • Brainy Blox – helping with concentration
  • Pottery – help the children to use their creative side
  • Rugby – hand eye co-ordination
  • Soccer Stars – hand eye co-ordination


View from Koeberg Street

Outside play area

Special Events

1st term:

  • Welcome new parent picnic
  • Sport day
  • Annual photo day
  • Extramural activity open day

2nd term:

  • Fun day
  • Parent evening
  • Story night
  • Potjiekos day

3rd term:

  • Ladies tea
  • Hand prints
  • Entrepreneurs day
  • Fun day inflatables

4th term:

  • Parent evening
  • Graduation ceremony for Gr. R
  • Christmas party

Year-end concert

Turtle Den 1 News

Our dedicated staff

Ernest Mattaka
Ernest Mattaka
Security Guard/ Gardner
I am a married man with seven kids, three of my own and four stepchildren. I am a Christian born again who likes to listen to Rainbow FM and reading the Bible. I spend time in church activities and listen to gospel songs and watching Christian movies or preaching. I enjoy working with children mostly infants and I am humble to them. I am always eager to help children when they struggle and are good in English and Math junior level.
Leah Mofokenge
Leah Mofokenge
I am a soft person and I do not get angry quickly and I do not hold grudges against people. I am a people person, enjoy being around people. Cooking for the children is my passion. I am a mother of two. I love laughing. My hobbies are cooking and baking
Claudette Bezuidenhout
Claudette Bezuidenhout
Assistant Tutor of the Red Dinosaurs class
I am a caring person I make friends easily, I enjoy doing shopping and going to the movies in my free time, I love my dogs, cats and fishes. I enjoy working with kids. I have a keen interest in airplanes and when possible I prefer being in the sky.
Elise Oberholzer
Elise Oberholzer
Assistant tutor of the Blue monkey class
I am a soft caring and loving person who will always go the extra mile helping and listening to someone. I love my kids in my class a lot. My hobbies are listening to music and writing my own stories.
Robbin Mareothle
Robbin Mareothle
Tutor of the Red Dinosaurs class
Hailing from dusty townships of Rustenburg in Northwest to Gauteng my aim was to become a bookkeeper. I studied to become an accountant, but I realised that my passion and interest are in teaching. As a warm cheerful woman I can be counted on to bring sunshine into other people’s life, taking teaching as my professional career is interesting as I had an opportunity to inspire, build and shape-up a child. I love to socialise with people around me and often adapt in art pursuits like dancing and drawing. I enjoy drawing.
Elmarie Hamman
Elmarie Hamman
Tutor of the Green frog class
I am a proud wife and caring mother of one I take a lot of responsibility for my work as a Tutor. I am very eager to apply what I have learned at the Kwanda workshops. I enjoy seeing the joy on the little ones faces when I teach them new skills. I interact well in a group and I can lead without hesitation. My hobbies are scrap booking.
Elicia Pretorius
Elicia Pretorius
Assistant Tutor of the Green frog class
I tend to be shy at first but when feeling comfortable I get out of my cage. I love children very much I don’t have children of my own yet, I believe that if you want something you have to work for it. My hobbies are singing.
Nomalanga Mlambo
Nomalanga Mlambo
Tutor of the Yellow insect class
I am a loving hard working person. I care a lot about what I do for others, especially the children in my care. I enjoy being creative and thinking outside the box. I am an open minded person, I enjoy working with my children in my class and caring for them. I am married with a little boy of my own. My hobbies are watching movies.
Day mother of the Orange bear class
Everyone calls me Bella, my passion in life is working with children each and every little one feels like a child of my own. I Thank God every day that I can live out my passion and I believe every child should be treated with lots of love. My hobbies are helping at Charity places.
Mandy van den Heever
Mandy van den Heever
Assistant to Daymother of the Baby Animal class
I am a loveable, honest and trustworthy person. I have 3 children whom I love very much. I enjoy every moment that I work with kids they can put a smile on my face. I would love to go study further for the ECD of children. My hobbies are swimming and painting.
Sibusisiwe Mpofu
Sibusisiwe Mpofu
Daymother of the Baby Animal class
I grew up with loving and caring for babies, little did I know one day I will be a daymother. My ambition is to research more about babies by deeds not words, I want to know more about baby communication and how do they develop their mind set. My hobbies are reading books, sowing and cooking.
Melody Swanepoel
Melody Swanepoel
Manageress & Area Manager
I am a hard working person, with good knowledge working with people of any background and language. I am caring and kind hearted person, who loves doing little things for others. I enjoy working with children of all ages. I have 2 daughters and 4 lovely grandsons that is my life. I have been working for Turtle den for 18 years. My strengths are that I am honest, helpful, I always go the extra mile and I feel that I have an impact on others when I arrive at a school and see how well cared for the children are, hear them laughing and sharing precious moments with them.