“Barkley house is the best! Our fourth child, and the only one not home-schooled, attended Barkley house for two years. We have only good things to say! Mrs Essack is an angel, the kids adore her and she manages to get the very best out of the children. Our daughter thrived with her. Her caring, playful and consistent manor shine through. Each child feels like they’re the most important in the class. Mrs Rushby is just the best Grade R teacher there is. She is holistic and thorough in her approach. She has the biggest heart, and her kids always come first to her. Our daughter was prepared in every way for Grade 1 and has transitioned smoothly and confidently into a big new school. Mrs Rushby just covers everything, and in such a fun way that the kids don’t even realise how hard they working! She’s thoughtful and totally dedicated. An incredible teacher. We really loved our time as part of the Barkley house family and we miss all the special things they did for our daughter. I couldn’t recommend them enough.”

The Barker family (2017 – 2018)

“We have been so happy with both our children at Barkly House. One is a boy and one is a girl and they have very different personalities but they have both enjoyed their time there immensely. When I ask them what they love about school, our son loves playing with all his friends and our daughter adores her teacher. We have really valued the school’s emphasis on learning through play, their family values and how they find ways to include all sorts of children. The teachers and support staff are kind and firm and caring. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our school journey.”

The Harvey family (2017 – 2019)

“My son is just completing his first year at Barkly House. As a parent I couldn’t be happier with the environment that is created at Barkly House. My four year old son is happy and thriving. His teacher is both kind and caring but also firm in the expectations that she sets for him. For a parent that would like an independent child but who does everything for him – the school is a breath of fresh air, they let them make their mistakes and learn from them. The classes are small and I feel that Jack is loved individually and collectively. I couldn’t have found a more perfect school.”

Natalie Shuttleworth (2018 – 2020)

“Our daughter, Madison, started at Barkly House last year in Younger Group, and is currently in Middle Group. Barkly House is a wonderful, loving, nurturing and happy environment where each child is catered for and cared for individually. The teachers and support staff are all amazing and care for and treat every child as if they were their own. Madison has really come into her own and has learnt to be a strong, independent, confident, caring, generous and friendly little girl with strong values. The days are structured but varied and I’m constantly impressed by what they are learning through a fun and interactive way. Barkly House brings out the best qualities in each child, and we are so happy to be part of the Barkly House family.”

The du Plessis family (2017 – 2018)

“The two years of my daughter’s schooling at Barkly House Pre-Primary School has been a fulfilling and joyous ride. Witnessing my daughter moving from “unknown to known”, her vocabulary and grasp of knowledge grew at a tremendous speed. The school’s holistic teaching approach expands a child’s knowledge base. My daughter has a glow on her face when preparing for school every morning. Lastly, I can say it with a great deal of confidence that this school has laid an insightful foundation for my daughter’s academic future.”

Sibongile Sithole (2017 – 2018)

“Our girls have been a part of the Barkly House family since 2016, in both the Younger and Middle Groups, and I cannot applaud the school enough. The teachers are involved and committed throughout, and my girls have truly learned through play. The encouragement from the school on involvement from parents also gives a personal touch, and the school brings out the sense of being a “family”. I highly recommend Barkly House if you are looking for a solid grounding in education, love, trust and care of your child during their pre-primary years.”

The Mohamed Hoosain family (2016 – 2018)

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