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

Edda Mbewe
Edda Mbewe
Assistant daymother Purple baby class
My name is Edda and I working in the Baby class as a day mother, I love challenges that comes my way and will handle it to my best knowledge. I like teaching them and then see what they can do. The more I interact with babies the more I gain new knowledge. My hobbies are cooking and making sure my house is clean. I also spend a lot of my free time with my baby girl.
Anetta Swart
Anetta Swart
Daymother Purple baby class
My goal in life is to use my talents that God gave me to make a difference in people’s life’s. I am happy when I can create happiness and joy.In my free time I go through recipes and reading book. My hobbies are swimming and baking.
Bella Matlhanke
Bella Matlhanke
Tutor Orange Bears class
I am Bella I passed my matric at Lompec College then I studied at Uni School Wits Computer literacy. The love I have for children is why I studied E.C.D course at Basadi Pele foundation to fulfil my dream, I also did a first aid course and home base care. I thank God that I have a chance to work with children here at Turtle den.
Robyn Young
Robyn Young
Assistant tutor
I see myself as a loud and loving person who will go out of my way to make other people happy and make sure everyone laughs every day. I have two Daughters. I care for the children.
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.
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.
Elicia Pretorius
Elicia Pretorius
Tutor of the Green frogs 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.
Robbin Mareothle
Robbin Mareothle
Overseeing tutor
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.
Petro du Preez
Petro du Preez
Tutor of the Red Dinosaurs class
I am a soft caring and loving person who will always go the extra mile for my children, I am hardworking. I work at Turtle Den 1 and at our Roodekrans Study Centre campus. I have 2 of my own children who I love dearly and will do anything for them. I spend my free time with my family and friends.
Elise Oberholzer
Elise Oberholzer
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.
Claudette Bezuidenhout
Claudette Bezuidenhout
Tutor of the Blue Butterfly 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.
Abigirl Chaponda
Abigirl Chaponda
I am a soft person and always trying to help everyone. I enjoy what I do but I want to work hard to work with the children in a class someday. My hobbies is shopping and spending time with friend and family
Gift Banda
Gift Banda
Security Guard / Gardner
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 to see them smile. I am always eager to help out where I can.