Our vision is to care for children in a “home away from home” environment that is nurturing, safe and loving. To effectively provide age appropriate developmental stimulation and education for all children entrusted to our care.


To meet all the pre-school child’s developmental needs; physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

To encourage a love of learning in a stimulating environment where each child can be encouraged to reach their full potential, using age appropriate developmental activities that stimulate the five senses.

To work hand in hand with the parents who are ultimately the primary caregivers, to achieve the best possible developmental outcomes for all children.

To be the Educare centre of choice in our community.


‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela’


Alpha Step is a child centered Educare situated in Walmer where diversity is embraced and every child enjoys learning and play in a safe and nurturing environment.

We strive to meet all the pre-school child’s developmental needs; physical, social, emotional and cognitive. (Cognitive skills are thinking skills – mental tools that enable us to learn and operate effectively, with them we are able to learn and do most of what life demands of us).

We are open during school holidays but closed on public holidays and Dept. of Education declared “school holiday” days. Please view the days relevant to the current year on the calendar.

Inter denominational Christian Centre


  • English Medium
  • Educational programme for 3 – 6 year olds
  • Developmental stimulation programme in place for the Tots & Toddlers.
  • Grade 000/Grade 00/Grade (0)R (CAPS compliant curriculum)
  • Experienced and qualified teachers / Child caregivers (Grade  R teacher holds a B.Ed. Foundation Phase degree)
  • All meals and snacks provided
  • Computer lessons included for Grade 00 & Grade R pupils
  • Various private extra mural activities (Parents enter into an agreement with the service provider)
  • Parents arrange transport to and from school

School Times:

  • School Opens: 06h45
  • School Closes: 17h30

As many children travel quite a distance to school/leave home very early in the morning we serve breakfast. All pupils are welcome to enjoy a bowl of cooked porridge.

Grade R: Breakfast is served at 07h55

All others: Breakfast is served at 08h00.

If your child is not at school by these times they will not be catered for.


12 months to 3 years (We toilet train when the need arises)


After Care: For children not enrolled at Alpha Step Educare

  • After school until 17h30

Holiday Care: Open to all children not enrolled at Alpha Step Educare – up to and including Grade 3.

  • 06h45 to 17h30