News for 2020

April 2020:

Looking after your loved ones… xxx

March 2020:


PLAYMATES | Coronavirus Survival Guide (Email 2 of 2)


PLAYMATES | Coronavirus Update (Email 1 of 2)


Click on the image below for ideas to keep your little ones busy:

Click on the image below for wonderful ideas to keep your little ones busy, or keep on reading below the image for various links and ideas too:

Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:
– BrainPop
– Curiosity Stream
– Tynker
– Outschool
– Udemy
– iReady
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– TheBrainScoop
– SciShow
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
– SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.

Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

*List of thinking games by grade.

*More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*


Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think may benefit from this ~ source of list: shared WhatsApp message.

And, another option we have received:

This is a sweet way to show kiddies how important it is to wash their hands – click on the video link below:

February 2020:

A child-friendly way to chat with and explain Coronavirus to your little ones – click on the image below:

January 2020:

News for 2019

December 2019:

Dear Moms and Dads

Please will you join us on Tuesday the 3rd of December at 9am when we present our End of Year Ring.

Playmates will close on this day, at 10am and NOT on the 4th of December as previously stated. This will hopefully help prevent a clash of times for those parents who have siblings at other schools.

The ring should take about half an hour, after which we will be serving soft drinks, cake, and of course the kiddies very best ice-cream cones!

I sincerely hope you’ll all manage to come along to cheer your little ones on as they proudly sing and show you what they can do! I hope they don’t become ‘deer caught in the headlights’ or suffer stage-fright, but that’s all part of it and we fully understand!!

This invitation is inclusive of all family members. Grannies, Grandads and nannies are especially welcome!

The end of the year has a way of sneaking up on one, leaving one to pause for a minute and think, “Where has it gone?”- leaving us wondering why we did not stop for a precious moment longer; to smell the sweet perfume of Life’s roses and simply pay more attention to the little things that really matter. But such is the merry-go-round of life and we are all caught up in its compelling grasp! When next we look, our children have grown….

There is something I really must say to you all. You have been amazing parents in every way, thoughtful, appreciative and spontaneous in your gratitude and supportive in your willingness to help wherever possible. Thank you for this, it has meant the world to me and my wonderful staff. We have been truly blessed to have parents like you! It has been a privilege!

As usual, we will break a little inside when we say goodbye to our biggies, who will be leaving the Playmates nest to spread their wings elsewhere. They take our love with them, but they leave us a heartful of precious memories.

To the littlies who are not ready to take flight, we will rejoice and look forward to another year of smiles and sunshine!

The SA economy has a stranglehold on Playmates and we find it increasingly more difficult to maintain the school’s upkeep. So I would humbly like to request a parting donation to the school, as in a puzzle, educational toy, book or anything you might have at home that is no longer needed. Every little thing helps and we would deeply appreciate it!

Thank you!

Warmest regards



Contact us today to find out more:

New extended Holiday Care Programme for June 2019!

Our June 2019 Holiday Care Programme is here!

News for March 2018


We are a busy, fun-filled, happy little playschool based in the heart of Bergvliet. We look after two to four-year-olds during the day and due to popularity are now extending our daily hours, so as to be able to accommodate those parents looking for an aftercare in the area.

Our new hours will be 8:30am to 3:00pm, Mondays to Fridays. Excluding school holidays and public holidays.

During these extra hours, your little ones will enjoy free play, as well as arts and crafts activities with the teachers.

There will be nap time for those little ones who need it.

You may send extra food along with your child for lunchtime, we will also provide sandwiches, fruit and spring water.

Contact us regarding enrolment and rates.

It’s a happy talent to know how to play, and at Playmates Playschool we love to play 😊

~ Sheila Sacks
Playmates Playschool
082 444 0701
021 715 1836
Bergvliet, Cape Town

News for March 2018!


Watch this space, for details of our holiday care programme coming to Playmates Playschool in 2018.

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