ABOUT THE CRECHE:
The crèche was established in 1993 in the aim to help prepare the children for primary
school and to help with their social and mental development. Many of the children
have progressed onto primary school with great feedback from the community, parents
and schools, too.
The crèche is supported by the Department of Social Development and some of the parents
(those that are able to) pay a small school fee. They also do fundraising in the
form of concerts, fashion shows, braais’ and selling hamburgers to raise money to
keep the crèche running.
The children learn through educational activities, music, fantasy and discovery programs.
You will get the opportunity to help out with all activities and will also have
some freedom to set-up certain activities yourself - you are very likely to be in
There are currently about 70 children at the crèche aged between 2 and 6 years old
with about 5 staff members. Afrikaans is the main language spoken. However, your
supervisor does speak good English.
LOCATION - KNYSNA:
Knysna is approximately 500km from the beautiful capital city of Cape Town and
voted South Africa’s favourite town 4 years in a row! Its mountainous backdrop,
impressively sized estuary and indigenous forests really give the town a natural
feel to it. Although it still has that ‘small-town’ feel, Knysna is growing rapidly,
and has all the amenities you could ask for such as banks, hotels, internet café’s,
cinemas and shopping malls.
Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the ‘Garden Route’
of South Africa. It is surrounded by a natural paradise of lush indigenous forests,
tranquil lakes and golden beaches, making it a real natural wonderland.
Knysna is a vibrant town, buzzing with creativity and energy, and the pulse of good
music. It's a place where the you can enjoy the mellow atmosphere of street cafes,
watching the world go by. The main street is very leafy with trees along the pavements
and it has a wonderful holiday atmosphere with sun umbrellas everywhere.
Most cafes have outdoors seating areas overlooking the street or on the pavements,
with colourful sun umbrellas - a perfect place to sit with the sun on your face,
watching passers-by ambling along, sipping a steamy cappucino or staving off the
heat with a cold drink.
About 20-30 minutes' drive away from Knysna you'll find Plettenberg Bay (better
simply as Plett), which is a bit smaller than Knysna, but equally stunning.
pure white beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and there is a lot to do,
whale and dolphin watching, to hiking trails and awesome nightlife.
The Garden Route is famous for all sorts of activities from adrenalin sports such
as bungee jumping, skydiving and shark cage diving to more relaxed pursuits such
as hiking, quad biking in the forest or visiting one of the many animal sanctuaries
in the area. Your local Travellers liaison will be happy to assist you in finding
interesting things to do and places to see so make the most of it!
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