Little Eagles
Play- & Pre-School

A ministry of the Summerstrand Community Church.


Learning Begins
With Us

Welcome to Little Eagles Play- and Pre-School. Our school provides quality pre-school education to children from ages 4 months to 6 years, with a Grade R programme that produces happy, confident children, who are well prepared and will easily adapt to the routine and discipline of primary school.

As an independent Christian school, we strive to take the responsibility of educating young children to a level of EXCELLENCE, being remindful of the work that God has set out for us to do here in Summerstrand, by serving families in our city.

We aim to create a secure environment, where your child will feel safe to play, make friends, and be educated based on Christian values.

Mercia Upman — Principal

Curriculum Overview

Our qualified and experienced staff aims to help each child develop to their fullest potential, in a nurturing environment.

(4-18 months)

We provide a caring and loving environment to babies. They are not only cared for, but also stimulated age appropriately.

(1-2 years)

We introduce the toddlers to our YWAM (Youth With A Mission) curriculum, which is Bible based.

(2-3 years)

Young children in this age group become more focused on social interaction and making social connections. They are keen to learn and we fully encourage their inquisitive minds.

(3-4 years)

Boys and girls are guided and taught to develop their language, intellect, reasoning & gross motor skills.

(4-5 years)

This is the preparation year for Grade R, where the level of numeracy, fine & gross motor work, etc. becomes a little more challenging.

(5-6 years)

Their day is filled with variety and preparation to enter Primary School — this includes a Reading program, the learning of Scripture verses, doing Show & Tell, Movement & Music rings.

Outside The Classroom

Extra Mural Activities

Activities offered by qualified coaches include hockey, soccer, dancing, drama, rugby, cricket and jungle gym. Computers are part of the Grade R tuition.


Fun for all the family — sports day, family walk & games day, class get-togethers, and end-of-year concerts & graduation.

Aftercare & Holiday Care Facilities

We offer this service in the afternoons and full days in the holidays, for children who need to be cared for in a safe, relaxed, and homely atmosphere.

Graduation Day for the Venter triplets (2015) with Little Eagles principal Mercia Upman and pastor Mark Upman, who opened the school in 2005.