Our Little Story

MIESHA – Gift from God, because every child is a gift from God and so is our daycare.

During 2013 we got word from our Father in heaven to open a daycare centre where we can teach children and love them and to provide a home away from home.

We prayed very hard for finances and God provided.  We set up Miesha Daycare in 2 weeks time and opened our doors 3 weeks later on 1 November 2013.

I have been teaching for 14 years altogether, from new born babies up to grade 7 children.  Teaching is my passion; it is not a job description. I promise to always give my best and make sure all my staff give their best to provide a loving, caring facility where your child/children will feel and be safe and loved as much as possible.

It is an honor to look after you child/children during the day.  We strive to keep your child happy and comfortable during the day.  Your child’s safety, hygiene and education is of outmost importance to us.  We make sure they are stimulated and educated in an appropriate way to be ready when they go to Grade R. MIESHA DAYCARE/DAGSORG IS A DUAL MEDIUM, PRIVATE DAYCARE FILLED WITH LOVE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN.

As the owner, and on behalf of my staff at MIESHA DAYCARE…

We strive to provide a loving home away from home for your babies and toddlers, and pride ourselves in nurturing and stimulating children during their most crucial developmental period. We aim to develop a whole child, a child who is physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and spiritually ready to face and meet the challenges of formal learning.

Our teachers have both passion and love for children and all our staff are trained or have experience in child care. We believe that our staff to child ratio will ensure that the best care and attention is given to each individual child. The daycare accepts children aged 0 months to 5 years.

Our menu is based on the belief that children should maintain a balanced, healthy diet to ensure optimal energy levels and health. We provide a natural, nutritionally responsible menu and aim to be healthy. Your toddler will eat their 5 fruit and vegetables a day without even realizing it!

We offer breakfast, a cooked lunch, morning tea and afternoon snacks and natural juice and herbal teas and filtered water throughout the day.

We ask of you as parents to be actively involved in all school activities and to please tell us about anything that might bother you or if you have any suggestions.  We have an open door policy, so feel free to contact me anytime to discuss anything.

Please read through our rules and regulations carefully and sign where applicable.

Thank you

Madelein Jacobs

Owner/ Principal

School Fees

Fees January 2021 -December 2021: AS PER RULES AND REGULATIONS – payable for 12 months.

Registration fee: R600.00 (payable upon enrollment and thereafter every January).

Deposit: AS PER RULES AND REGULATIONS No interest is payable on the deposit amount.

Notice must be supplied in writing. This is not applicable after 1 October – please see Rules and Regulations for detailed information.

Daycare
0-5 years Per Month Deposit upon enrollment (once off)
Half day any time from 6h00-13h00 R1700 per child per month R1700 per child
Full day any time from 6h00 – any time after 13h00 R1900 per child per month R1900 per child
3x per week R1500 per child per month R1500 per child
Special Needs R2200 per child per month R2200 per child
Admin Fee per family per year R600 per family payable every January or upon enrollment
Fees paid 6 months upfront 5% discount and fees paid 12 months upfront 10% discount
Other
Aftercare R1000 includes transport R800 excluding transport
Tutor (Excluding Curriculum) R2500 half day/R2800 full day
DAY VISITORS R150 PER DAY

Closing during public and school holidays

The daycare will be closed on all South African public holidays.

Miesha Daycare closes every year on the 2nd Friday of December at 12h00 and will re-open on the 2nd week in January. Normal school fees are payable during December & January

Miesha Daycare reserves the right to close for a maximum of 4 ADDITIONAL days throughout the year, depending on the public holidays of that specific year. These dates will be communicated to the parents well in advance.

Miesha Daycare will also be closed for 7 working days during the June/July school holidays. This will also be communicated in advance.

Health Policy

A Daycare is a wonderful place for young children to learn and thrive in. It is, however, also an ideal environment for germs to grow and be passed on from child to child. In order to safeguard our children from recurrent illnesses, as best as possible, certain guidelines need to be adhered to.

These are:

Children with potentially infectious diseases must be kept at home. (Below are some examples of infectious childhood diseases which will not be allowed at school. Please note that this list is by no means comprehensive).

If a child becomes seriously ill while they are attending school the parent will be informed and asked to fetch the child immediately, this includes fever higher than 37.5 degrees and if they have more than TWO watery stools. We can not give a sick child all our attention as needed and not attend to the other children in the class.

It is the parent’s responsibility to be contactable at all times in case of emergency, or to make adequate arrangements for a named adult to be available in their place. The school must be made aware of such person’s contact details upon enrolling the child. If none of the contactable people can be reached, Miesha Daycare will then make a decision on the urgency of the matter and may phone an ambulance.

Any medicine sent to school must be clearly marked with the child’s name and dosage instruction, and documented in the medicine book (or a note with instructions must be attached) in the classroom before handing it to the teacher to be placed in the medicine cupboard or refrigerator. Furthermore, it remains the parent’s responsibility to remove the medicine from the box or refrigerator at the time of going home. No antibiotics will be administered at school. If any medicine is found in a child’s bag it will be confiscated.

Biting incidents: if a child is bitten while at school, the parents will be informed telephonically if the skin is broken. It is the parent’s responsibility to take their child to the doctor and obtain treatment. If the skin is not broken the parents will be informed when they collect their child as it is unlikely that any immediate treatment is necessary.

Common infectious diseases

Chickenpox

Recognised by an itchy rash which forms small red spots which eventually turns into blisters. It usually begins on the body and then moves to the face. Chickenpox is contagious 1-2 days before the onset of the rash, and until all the lesions have formed crusts. CHILDREN MAY ONLY RETURN TO SCHOOL WHEN ALL THE LESIONS HAVE CRUSTED OVER.

Conjunctivitis

Commonly called pink eye, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin, transparent membrane that covers the whites of the eyes and lines the eyelids. In bacterial infections yellow, sticky pus is seen in the corners of the eyes. In allergic cases the discharge is clear. Bacterial conjunctivitis is highly contagious and hence should be treated with antibiotic eye drops AT HOME UNTIL THE PUS has completely disappeared.

Diarrhoea & Vomiting

If a child has persistent LOOSE WATERY STOOLS AND/OR VOMITING HE/SHE SHOULD BE KEPT AT HOME. Even with good hygiene measures such as hand washing after nappy changes, mopping of floors etc; the illness is easily spread to other children in the facility. Furthermore the staff is not able to deal with the care of a vomiting child as well as their normal duties. When a child has 4 more watery stools the parents will be contacted to come and fetch the child immediately.

Head Lice

Head lice are small, flat, wingless insects that infest the hair on the human head. The symptoms are intense itching, tiny red spots on the scalp and small pearly white eggs covering the roots of the hair. Special head lice shampoos and nit combs can be obtained from the chemist. The rest of the family must be treated and the child will ONLY BE ALLOWED BACK AT SCHOOL AFTER SUCCESFULL TREATMENT OF BOTH THE LICE AND THE NITS.

Impetigo

This is a bacterial infection that is most commonly seen around the lips, nose and ears. The characteristic rash starts as small blisters, which then break and crust over to become yellow-brown scabs. Although not serious it is highly contagious and must be treated with an antibiotic or antiseptic cream. The child SHOULD STAY AT HOME UNTIL THE INFECTION HAS CLEARED.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

All 3 illnesses are highly infectious but preventable by immunization. Isolated cases can still occur and must be diagnosed and treated by a doctor. No children with UNIDENTIFIED RASHES OR HIGH FEVERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME TO SCHOOL UNTIL DIAGNOSED BY A DOCTOR OR FULLY RECOVERED. A doctor’s letter must accompany the child when back at school.

COVID

Child MUST be kept at home if any of the signs of Covid are present. If any of the parents (or anyone living with the child in the same house) have these symptoms, child MUST be kept at home until it is proven that child or parent is testes negative (a letter from doctor is required to confirm this)

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

Most common symptoms:

Fever (anything above 37.4 the child will not be allowed to enter the school premises)

dry cough

tiredness

Less common symptoms:

aches and pains

sore throat

diarrhoea

conjunctivitis

headache

loss of taste or smell

a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:

difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

chest pain or pressure

loss of speech or movement

Immediate medical attention must be obtained if you have serious symptoms.

Children with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should be managed at home until symptoms are gone.

On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days

Security

Please ensure that the gate is always closed behind you when entering the premises.

Please inform your child’s teacher in advance if anybody other than yourself will be sent to collect your child. We will require such person to sign our collections book, and too produce valid identification on arrival at the daycare before we will release the child in his/her care.

Please do not let any child unaccompanied by a parent out of the premises.

WHAT PARENTS SAY

Their is no words to Explain what an amazing school Miesha is and what awesome teachers that work there.
I can really see how much work the teachers put in for our children.
And the Love that surrounds the school for each person that’s walks in their.

BERNALEE MILLS

“My children are incredibly happy at Miesha Daycare. We have been with the school for 4 years and they are consistently a well organised, child caring, God loving school that instal lovely values in the children. By far the best school. The Principal and teachers are such loving individuals who are more like family now. Would recommend Miesha to any parent.”

JACLYNN DE AGRELA

“My son has been in the school since he was 3 months old, it’s his home away from home, we have been very happy the past 4 years.”

B BEUKES

“If you are looking for a daycare where your little one will get the greatest love,best care and patience then Miesha Daycare is definitely the right place. Trusting them with my only son was the best decision everI will forever be greatful of the Miesha staff.”

PEARL

“I am Miesha Parent. I know how scary it can be to have to leave your child with someone else. To trust someone else to care and love like you. Well, I found a place – Miesha Daycare – where the teachers are just that! They love and care for each child as if they are their own. They go beyond what is expected of them to make sure each child experiences fun and joy in everything they do. They make sure each child, and parent feels safe and secure.
Someone once told me that when you are looking for a school, look at the way the child interacts with the teachers because that alone will tell you a lot. Well I can honestly say that when I watch my daugther, and the other children at the school, they don’t walk, they run to greet their teachers. They happily enter their arms with big smiles on their faces. That for me is enough. I know my daughter is in safe and loving hands.”

CARRIE DE WAAL

“Mieshas is not just a daycare. It’s a family who loves your children as much as you do. It’s the small things that count. The nicknames. The hugs. The smiles. The unconditional love they give them .”

ZANDRI BLOM

“We have been part of the Miesha Day Care family for more than 3 years! We are beyond grateful and blessed! Trust. Love and true passion!”

ILANDI MENEZES

“When my kids started at Miesha daycare they were 3years and 4 months respectively..My choice was solely based on how small the school is, but as weeks and months passed, my choice proved more and more to be the best one because of the warmth and love that surrounded my kids. Miesha daycare is such an intimate and safe place for my kids. The staff is amazing and handles each child like it’s only them. My kids are confident, independent and well spoken, all thanks to the effort of the staff.
They serve nutritious meals,and always go out of their way to make sure the kids are comfortable.”

DAWN