Applications open for 2020- All age groups




  1. Online submission / Apply
  2. Printable PDF / Application Form

On submission of your application form and payment of the non-refundable enrolment fee all other relevant forms will be handed up or emailed to you.

Contact the office regarding the fee structure for 2020.

Alpha Step ECD Centre  is an independent private Early Childhood Development Centre.


It is not a feeder school to any school.

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language (Grade R-3)

Foundation Phase CAPS: Home Language – GRADE R (An overview cont.)

In our previous post we outlined the skills in the Home Language CAPS curriculum

Today we cover – PHONICS

Identifies rhyming words in well known rhymes and songs (e.g. Humpty Dumpty)

Begins to recognize that words are made up of sounds e.g. the beginning letter(s) of their names

Segments oral sentences into individual words

Divides multisyllabic words into syllables

Recognises aurally and visually some initial consonants and vowels especially at the beginning of a word


Alpha Step Educare, there for you and your child.

Alpha Step Educare, where your child comes first and is the FIRST Step in your childs academic future.

Contact Lynn on 041 581 2395 – 253 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

Pre-school for children from 2 years to Grade R/After school care up to Grade 3 and Holiday Club.





Meet Alphastep’s Lynn Futter

Alpha Step ECD Centre

Alpha Step ECD Centre

Passionate about working with children. Sadly some time back I had to sell my previous pre-school when we moved back to Port Elizabeth.  I was ecstatic to be “coming home”, but so sad to leave my school “Stepping Stones” behind.

I established a guest house, because I enjoy meeting and interacting with people, and what better way to promote our beautiful city than to be entertaining guests from various places in our country as well as visitors from abroad.

Something was missing however and I awoke one morning with a brilliant light bulb moment….I miss the children……so get the children back into my life.

The heart has taken over and I am following my passion for teaching and working with children – AND SO ALPHA STEP WAS BORN.

I look forward to meeting many new people and making new friends – but most of all to spend my days surrounded by childen.

Alphastep After School Care

After school care offered up to Grade 3 – Lunch and mid afternoon snack provided.

Alphastep Aftercare

Alphastep Aftercare

  • English Medium
  • After School care offered up to Grade 3
  • All meals and snacks provided
  • 1 Hour of Supervised Homework




Alphastep ECD Centre

Alphastep Educare meets and exceeds all the pre-school child’s development needs; physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

Alpha Step  ECD Centre

Alpha Step ECD Centre

  • English medium pre-school
  • Developmental  programmes in place as per the current guidelines for 2 to 6 year olds
  • Grade 000/Grade RR/Grade R – State of the art current revised curriculum (the curriculum has been adapted in such a way to ensure that even the youngest benefit from a structured educational environment and the correct stimulation for the respective age group.)
  • After school care offered up to Grade 3 (includes lunch and supervised homework)
  • Experienced and qualified teachers/ Child Caregivers
  • Nutritious meals and snacks are provided NOTE If your child has a food allergy or intolerance to certain foods then you will need to provide their meals as we do NOT cater for specific dietary requirements. Meals provided will need to meet our ‘no junk food’ policy.
  • Hours: From 06h45 to 17h30
  • FREE Computer based training for pre-schoolers – INCLUDED IN DAILY PROGRAMME for children in Grade RR and Grade R
  • Various private extra mural activities – Dance Mouse /Soccercise Starz
  • Parents arrange transport. We do not provide or arrange transport for children.