Our Crèche was opened on the 1st March 1995 and the Pre-school on the 1st January 1997. Minnieland was built by Fiona, as a dream to stay at home with her children and provide them with the best love and education she could offer them. She has treated every child as her own and has built-up a warm and friendly environment for all children, parents and staff.
Owner – Fiona Murray-Smith – 22 years’ experience and mother of four.
Manager – Clorinda Peacock – Minnieland service 2010 – Present
Bachelor’s Degree (Unisa) majoring in Pre-school learning and Education. Foundation Phase to Grade 3, specialising in child psychology.
Words from the heart: “But honestly the little ones have brought me so much joy that I will always remain in Preschool. I have been working with children for about 6 years and been teaching for 4 years at Minnieland. I believe in teaching a child as a whole, mentally, physically and emotionally and make use of various teaching techniques which assist me in my teaching and understanding the child as a whole.”
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery
Proud staff Service Awards:
- Joyce – Assistant Teacher since 1997
- Patricia – Assistant 2008
In March 2015, Minnieland will be running for an astonishing 20 years and we look forward to another 20 years of looking after and providing for your little ones.