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Zelda Koekemoer (Principal Director)

Qualifications
BCom Marketing Degree – University of Pretoria
Higher Education Diploma – University of Pretoria
Basic Educare Teachers’ Correspondence Training Course – East London Pre-School Care Association
Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner Cache Level 4 - Online Learning College UK
Early Years Foundation Phase Practice – Cambridge Open College UK
Paediatric First Aid for Caregivers & Teacher – Emergency Medical Care (ER)
Paediatric First Aid Course – Oplex Careers UK
Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Level 3,4 & 5 – Oplex Careers UK
 
Interesting Facts
 
What is your favourite colour and why? Blue - it is not too overwhelming and brings with it a sense of calmness.What is prettier than the blue skies?
What is your favourite food treat? Cake, cake and again cake. I just cannot resist it!
Why do you enjoy working with preschool children? They love unconditionally. They are so inquisitive, and they make even the smallest things on earth seem like absolute miracles.
 
 

Desiree Bester (Fish Class – 0 to 3 years old)

Certificate in Early Childhood Development - Intec college

Interesting Facts
What is your favourite colour and why? Purple, it lightens my spirit and builds my inner strength.
What is your favourite food treat? Calamari
Why do you enjoy working with preschool children? To see the fruit and reward at the end of the year. Their innocence and love encourage me. They have an enthusiasm for life.

Tameera Naidoo (Ducks Class – 3 to 4 years old Grade RRR)

Certificate in Educare N6 - Dept of Higher Education and Training SA

Interesting Facts
What is your favourite colour and why? My favourite colour is pink, as it is a soft and calming colour, it’s basically a happy colour, and it is also very pretty.
What is your favourite food treat? Definitely Indian food, curries, roti and samosas.
Why do you enjoy working with preschool children? Working with pre-school children has always been my passion. I believe children are our future and if we instil the right values in them from a young age, they will grow up to be amazing.

Mecaela van der Merwe (Bees Classs – 4 to 5 years old Grade RR)

Interesting Facts

What is your favourite colour and why? My favourite colour is dusty pink. I am not sure why; I have just always liked it.
What is your favourite food treat? My favourite food treat is sushi or dumplings! I am a seafood and Asian food fanatic.
Why do you enjoy working with preschool children? I love working with preschool children because I believe they have as much to teach us, as what we can teach them. I also firmly believe as a Christian that Jesus highly values the little children. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Sayuri Madanlal (Butterflies Class – 5 to 6 years old Grade R)

National Diploma in Early Childhood Development N5 – Caversham Education Institute N5

Interesting Facts
What is your favourite colour and why? Blue is my favourite colour as it is associated with a clear sky, fresh air and good weather, and good positive vibes.
What is your favourite food treat? It has to be part of the Indian cuisine, which is breyani, not forgetting a delicious treat of vermicelli as well.
Why do you enjoy working with preschool children? I have had the privilege of being a part of the Cool Winds Pre-Primary school family since 2012. I am passionate about teaching pre-school children and am always excited to witness each child’s development and growth as they become more confident and begin to realise what they are capable of achieving.
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zelda@coolwindspreprimary.co.za | 071 608 6124 (alternate no: 082 8856 896)
2 Dale Road, Hilton, 3245