Fleming Pre-Primary and Fleming Early Learning Centre are 3 term, co-educational, pre-primary schools catering for pupils aged 18 months to 6 years on two separate properties.

Fleming Pre-Primary was started in 1986 by Lecia Fleming and caters for children from the ages of 3 to 6 years. It has been in existence in its current location since 1994. The 6 classrooms are well equipped and have access to the lovely garden. The grassed playgrounds provide many opportunities for large muscle development, sand play, water trough activities and games. The school has a solar heated swimming pool for summer classes. It also has a library which fosters a love for reading and a small computer room where iPads are used to enhance concrete learning.

Fleming Early Learning Centre began in 2016 and caters for children from 18 months to 3 years of age in a small, nurturing environment. The 2 classrooms are well equipped and vibrant and lead out on to a well- established garden and age- appropriate play area

Fleming Pre-primary and Fleming Early Learning Centre are committed to the provision of quality pre-school education. We believe that meaningful, happy learning experiences in the early years will provide a child with a sound foundation for future education.

The schools are situated in the educational nucleus of Craighall Park in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. They are privately owned and are registered with the Gauteng Department of Education (www.education.gpg.gov.za), the Independent Schools’ Association of South Africa (www.isasa.org) and the relevant local authorities. The schools are easily accessible from the business areas of Hyde Park, Sandton, Rosebank and Randburg. At Fleming Pre-Primary the needs of the modern two-career family are taken into account through the provision of quality after-school care and extra-mural activities. Should there be enough demand, holiday care is provided.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT                                                              

We believe that good co-operation between parents and teachers can make an important difference to a child’s education. We therefore encourage open communication as the first step towards sorting out any educational or social problems which may arise. Parental support in areas such as: manners; socially acceptable behaviour; responsibility; independence; respect for others etc. makes the school’s task much easier. Our Parents’ Committee is elected from interested parents who enjoy being involved in the school. They give valuable assistance in fundraising activities, help to organise school functions and are liaison between the parents and the school.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP                                                    

Fleming supports a number of underprivileged environments.  Staff training, teaching resources and day-to-day sundries are provided where required. Fleming also subscribes to the Lead SA philosophy. Each class at Fleming has a project or charity that they support on an ongoing basis which include the NSPCA.


Our programme consists of a combination of structured and free choice activities. We do not believe in a learning environment that is too formal or in putting pressure on pre-schoolers to meet the demands of inappropriate programmes.

Daily activities are carefully planned to teach age-appropriate concepts and skills and to happily involve every child. Much emphasis is placed on hands-on learning with concrete (three-dimensional) equipment. A wide variety of quality perceptual and construction equipment is available to our pupils to develop literacy and numeracy skills. We believe in using bright, colourful art materials to give our pupils a sense of pride in their creations.

The programmes in our 8 classes will differ to meet age and developmental differences. The younger groups have a greater variety of informal activities while the six year olds in the Grade R class have a more structured programme aimed at developing the skills necessary for confident entry into formal education.

We carefully monitor potential learning problems and work closely with a group of therapists to provide assistance to pupils who need support in certain developmental areas.

Morning session

From 07:00 to 08:15

Grade R arrival:

Pre-Primary educational programme:
08:20 to 12:30

Early Learning Centre educational programme:
8:30 to 12:00

Afternoon session

Fleming Pre-Primary

After-school aftercare and extra-mural activities:
13:00 to 15:30