Herzlia Pre-Primary Schools

18 months - Grade R.

Little people. Big fun.
It’s time for your little one to make new friends, learn through play, and expand their beautiful minds. Our Pre-Primary team, who practise much of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, is committed to making the transition from home to school one of love, comfort and sunshine, giving your child a bright start to their future.

Age Groups

Toddler Group
18 months+
Younger Group

Middle Group

Grade R
5+ (First year of Foundation Phase schooling)

School Times

Toddler & Playgroup
09h00 – 12h00
Younger Group
08h30 to 12h30
Middle Group
08h15 to 12h45
Grade R
08h00 to 12h45
Drop-off Time
From 07h30 onwards.

Pre-Primary Aftercare

We know that caregivers are busy, that’s why aftercare is included in your school fees until 15h00. After that, it’s available at an additional cost until 17h00, whether full-time or on an occasional basis.

Tours Of The School

Visits can be arranged by appointment with the Principal or Pre-Primary School Secretary.

When To Apply

You can apply as soon as your baby is born. If you decline the acceptance, you’ll need to re-apply and your application will be considered according to availability at that time and your position on the waiting list. For Toddler Group to Grade R, applications are open during the year, so get in touch to meet the Principal and tour the school. If necessary, educational assessments are conducted in the year prior to starting. All placement offers are made according to the School’s Enrolment Policy.

Securing Your Spot

Enrolment is only secured when Herzlia has received the following:
  • Proof of Payment for non-refundable Registration Fee of R3,000
  • Completed and Signed Enrolment form
  • Completed and Signed Debit Order form
  • Completed Pupil Information form
  • Birth Certificate

The Fee Administration Office can assist with queries and specific requirements for visitors and foreign pupils. Email finance@herzlia.com or call +27 21 286 3462

Open Admissions Policy

Herzlia is an Independent Jewish Day School with an open admissions policy, which means that any pupil, from any background, can apply to the school. However, all pupils must respect our Jewish and Zionist ethos, study Hebrew until Grade 9 and Jewish Studies until Matric, and participate in Jewish religious, cultural and other events.

Start your application here.

Fill out the form, and then someone from the Admissions team will be in touch to take you through the rest of the process.

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Tax benefits

Tax Benefits of Donating to The Herzlia Foundation Trust

United Herzlia Schools is the sole beneficiary of The Herzlia Foundation Trust PBO No. 930038539

South Africa Donors are eligible for a Section 18 A tax certificate in respect of donation to the Foundation (depending on the terms of the donation within our discretion). Please contact hft@herzlia.com if you require assistance.

United Kingdom Donors can apply for a GiftAid form if they donate through EuroChai SA. Please contact Ralph Frank rjf156@yahoo.com if you require further assistance.

United States of America Donors can receive tax benefit if they donate via the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. Please ensure designation of funds is “Friends of Herzlia”.

Canada Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Please ensure allocation of funds is written “The Herzlia Foundation Trust” on your donation & tribute form. Please contact Eyal Golan eygolan@ujafed.org if you require further assistance.

Australia Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through Chai Charitable Foundation.