How did the crèche originate?
By the grace of God Almighty, Zahida (co-owner) was within a whisker of looking for a job when at a family meeting to discuss what she should do after matric her life was to be given direction. When asked if she were to go and study, what field of study she wanted to pursue she said that her late grandmother always said to her that she must serve humanity one day. In the end it was a toss-up between studying nursing or educare. When Zahida qualified she started the crèche with one child in her bedroom on Wednesday, 1 July 1998.
Where did the name of Incy Wincy College originate from? It is an unusual name for a crèche.
The hand of God was to be in evidence once again in 2005. Yusuf, having retired from formal employ, was in the process of registering his Share trading business at DTI in Pretoria when he asked his daughter Zahida if she did not want to register her Kids Academy (original name of crèche) as a business. As a similar name was already registered Zahida indicated that her second preference was Incy Wincy. Yusuf said this sounded incomplete and added the word College.
Zahida insisted that her father be registered as an equal partner in the business. A year later Zahida excitedly showed Yusuf the list of names allocated to each of 7 classes, four at Incy 1 and three at Incy 2 and said “it is now like a college”.
What makes Incy Wincy College so successful?
All Praise and Thanks is to God alone.
Yusuf and Zahida have simply translated their love for humanity at large, and for children in particular, to manage Incy Wincy College in the way that they do.
The fact that the fourteen classes – from baby to Grade R – sees children being taught at their developmental level, i.e. in defined age groups. This greatly facilitates the learner’s readiness for school.
On a lighter note: A grandfather on seeing the name on the Incy transport vehicle in Gugulethu remarked: “Wow, these children go to college before they go to school!”
You render a high quality service. Why are your fees so much less than crèches in Pinelands, Lansdowne, etc?
The wish is to make Incy affordable so as to serve as many of the learners in the target area as possible. The fees structure tries to strike the balance of affordability vs meeting the needs of staff’s salary requirements and the constant improvement of our service offerings – renting of three premises, teaching aids, food, etc.
Are you open on public holidays?
No, we are not open on official public holidays. We are however open during school holidays, including December and January.
What age groups do you cater for?
6 months to 6 years.
Do you offer transport facilities?
Yes we provide transport in parts of, Bishop Lavis, Bonteheuwel, Charlesville, Gugulethu, Kallsteenfontein, Montana, Montevideo, and Valhalla Park. We also encourage parents to make use of a host of drivers who also transport children to and from Incy.
Do you offer meals?
Yes, we do. Breakfast is served between 07H30 – 09H00. Lunch is also provided.
Do you provide extra-mural activities?
Karate is offered.
A heated indoor swimming pool provides yearlong enjoyment for our Incy swim stars.
Dance classes suspended this year due to unavailability of a teacher – will be revived in 2014.
For more information about our extra mural activities please click here.
Account no: 4068091158 (Cheque account)
Branch code: 632005
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