Our Beginnings:

Kidz Country Corner is the realisation of a dream!

Over 4 decades ago,  Pat Reen,  passionate about children and swimming,  started a play group from her home in PE.  This developed into a fully fledged play school which operated  17 years.  Parallel to this,  Leslie Holmes,  a lover of animals and children,  co-owned and ran Holmeleigh Farmyard, a farm experience for children.  In 1997, they realised that they could combine their experience, skills and passion to create an unique country pre school and aftercare school care in the PE area.  They purchased the property that is now known as Kidz Country Corner and have made it into one of the most desired pre-schools in the area. 

2022 marks 25 years of children (and now of children of past children) experiencing the joy of Kidz Country Corner - a milestone year!

Although having done swimming lessons from the beginning,  our indoor pool was built in 2015 which allows us to teach all year round now.

MEET THE FAMILY

 
 
 
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OWNERS

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SENIOR MANAGEMENT

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TEARCHERS & SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS

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CLASSROOM ASSISTANCE

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CHEF

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GROUNDS STAFF

OWNERS

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Leslie Holmes

Owner

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Pat Reen

Owner

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

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Patty

Principal and Education

  • Ass Degree in Early Childhood - Massachusetts College

  • Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education - Massachusetts

  • Integrated Skills Course - Harvard University

  • Courses through Wilene Occupational Therapists

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Lucy

Business Management

  • BEd Nelson Mandela Bay University

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Cassandra

Aquatics & Physical Literacy

  • SAMS Learn to swim Instructor

  • First Aider

TEACHERS

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Thabisa

Ducklings

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2014

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Natalie

Horses

  • Child Care Courses - Intec & Wilene Wiggill Occupational Therapist

  • First Aider

  • Aftercare Driver

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 1997

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Loretta

Goslings

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2005

  • First Aider

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Kirsten

Swimming Teacher

  • SAMS Learn to swim Instructor

  • First Aider

  • Aftercare Driver

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Tammy

Piglets

  • Studying (Final year Unisa)  BEd Foundation Phase

  • Aftercare homework supervisor

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2018

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Cassandra

Swimming Teacher

  • Head of Aquatics

  • SAMS Learn to swim Instructor

  • First Aider

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Patty

Bunnies

  • Principal

  • Ass Degree in Early Childhood - Massachusetts College

  • Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education - Massachusetts

  • Integrated Skills Course - Harvard University

  • Courses through Wilene Occupational Therapists

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2014

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Audrey

Ponies

  • PSCA Basic and Advanced Teachers Training Course

  • Child Care Courses through Wilene Wiggill Occupational Therapists

  • Aftercare Driver

  • Aftercare Homework Supervisor

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2007

CLASSROOM & SWIMMING ASSISTANTS

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Cindy

Ducklings

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2014

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Sandiswa

Swimming Pool Assistant

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2005.

  • Aftercare Driver

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Asanda

Goslings

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2005

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Kim

Aftercare Assistant & Relief Carer

  • Worked at Kids Country Corner since 2021

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Peggy

Piglets

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2021

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Beauty

Relief Teacher and Carer

  • Worked a teacher at Kidz Country Corner since 1997 till 2021.

  • Retired now but assists when a teacher is not here.

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Noxi

Bunnies

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2015

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Zuki

Ponies & Horses

  • Worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2016

CHEF

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Ruth

Chef

  • Has worked at Kidz Country Corner since 2004

  • Her speciality (although children love all her meals) are vetkoek, chips and chicken ala king

GROUNDS STAFF

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Robert

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Tait