Mana Preschool

Mana Preschool


We asked our Managing Director, Amanda, what the best thing about managing H18 Foundation is, she said:

"The best part of my day is spending time with our little ones, I do love them so much. Now that we have Mana Preschool , I don't see them as often as I used to, but they are learning and growing so much and so quickly. Every moment I get to spend with them is a treasure."

We thank our amazing community for making this endearing Easter Basket initiative a reality again this year! A few kind-hearted ladies from the Milnerton Public Library knitting club and a handful of committed residents from Milnerton Ridge: NW Members & Residents knitted/crocheted 445 of these gorgeous little baskets to gift to young children at the Brooklyn Chest hospital, Peace Home Safe Haven, ECD centres in Brooklyn and Phoenix, Mana Preschool and where possible vulnerable children and elderly folk supported by our local community kitchens✨🐣🧺🍬

Each basket was filled with two yummy marshmallow eggs together with a Happy Easter message sent with love ❤️ we are super grateful to all our amazing volunteers and sponsors who made this possible 🐇

A special note of thanks goes out to all our individual donors for the cash donations received and Sorbet Paddocks Print-Tag Rotary Club of Blouberg Milnerton Methodist Church for the generous contributions of marshmallow eggs 🌈

When you have perfect light, truly nothing else matters.

Sometimes you just luck out as did the Peer family, not only with magnificent light, but also being the prize winners for the Mana Preschool lucky draw, to which I donated a shoot.
Mana Preschool ! A big thank you for your love and generosity toward our art supplies. It's in times like these that giving and receiving are what will make the world a better place!

ECD's helping each other out!
Our auction is still on until end of July - all proceeds go to Mana Preschool

To BID: click link in our bio or visit:

Collaboration between Sharon B Design and


Nelson Mandela is fondly referred to as Tata Madiba. Tata means Father and Madiba is Tata’s tribe. Mandela had a huge heart for children and loved to be in their company. He left immortal words that inspire us today. They remind us that educating a child is our responsibility, our legacy, and our future. This art auction supporting Mana Preschool is a cause to honor his legacy. A wise and benevolent leader, Tata Madiba is also remembered as a lover of the South African culture. The way our Father danced! We call it “Madiba Magic” and it still has a place with us. This art inspires us and reminds us what Tata Madiba taught - life is a dance and we must live it as better people.

20.47 x 28.34 in. or 52 x 72cm
This Mandela Day, we are raising funds for Mana Preschool …
HAPPY MANDELA DAY everyone - some of the great Madibas words at the Rivonia Trial he spoke before being sentenced to LIFE imprisonment on -> these are words South Africans need to be reminded of in light of last the last weeks events.

Thank you HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM for supplying the video for us

Please check our SM pages for the THREE gorgeous water colour paintings on auction - all proceeds go to the Mana Preschool

HAPPY MANDELA friends - this beautiful Sharon B Design water colour gold foil painting, titled “FATHER” includes a piece of Prison fencing is up for auction this weekend - ALL proceeds go to Mana Preschool - click on the link in my bio to place your bid

INSPIRATION behind FATHER from Charmaine Taylor and Sharon Boonzaier:

Nelson Mandela is fondly referred to as Tata Madiba. Tata means Father and Madiba is Tata’s tribe. Mandela had a huge heart for children and loved to be in their company. He left immortal words that inspire us today. They remind us that educating a child is our responsibility, our legacy, and our future. This art auction supporting Mana Preschool is a cause to honor his legacy. A wise and benevolent leader, Tata Madiba is also remembered as a lover of the South African culture. The way our Father danced! We call it “Madiba Magic” and it still has a place with us. This art inspires us and reminds us what Tata Madiba taught - life is a dance and we must live it as better people.

20.47 x 28.34 in. or 52 x 72cm

The other remaining 2 paintings are “Father” and “Fighter” also up for auction for Mana Preschool

Click on below link to BID:

Mandela day partners: Mana Boxes H18 Foundation
In honor of Mandela Day 2021, we have partnered with Legacy Collection and Sharon B Design, to raise awareness for the need of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa.

The essence of Mandela Day is to take action and . Heeding this call to action, a poignant Mandela watercolor drawing called FREEDOM is being auctioned in support of Mana Preschool, an ECD program for underserved children in the South African township of Joe Slovo Park. Mana Preschool was founded to support the female workers affiliated with H18 Foundation. Through H18, these mothers receive craft skills training and sustainable income generation. Mana Preschool and H18 Foundation are co-located.

This piece measures 20.47 x 28.34 inches and is framed in white wood. Painted in beautifully muted watercolors and framed with gold foil, the piece includes a bit of the original fencing from Robben Island.

Go to link below to place your bid for this unique piece of art and be a part of the inspire change movement! ✊🏾🌍🤎

Bid here:

Easter 🐰 blessings for our H18 family. ♥
Thank you Milnerton Community Action Network - CAN for the generous 😇 and thoughtful donation of little handmade 🧶 baskets filled with Easter eggs 🐣 for our family and the children of our Mana Preschool

“This must be a world of democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance, relieved of the threat and the scourge of civil wars and external aggression and unburdened of the great tragedy of millions forced to become refugees.” -Nelson Mandela

Repost from Mana Preschool

Every day is Human Rights Day.

Women Making Mana History Spotlight:

🌺 Mecksure “Mecky” Banda has designed our crocheted purse and hat coming in the summer edition of Mana Boxes. The Mana Boxes family calls the crochet bag, the Mecky Bag after her. Mecky is one of the women benefitting from the work of the H18 Foundation, founded in South Africa to uplift, empower and upskill unemployed women - including those living in informal settlements - more than 150 women have been empowered through H18. Their core skills training is the art of crocheting. Another force for change within the foundation that is also supported by our Mana Boxes project is the newly-opened Mana Preschool. Now accepting donations here: Mana Preschool is committed to strengthening the development of the whole child including Mecky’s own daughter, Lisa.

These faces are lights of love and they need our help! The mana love continues to spread and we’re using it to help the children of Mana Preschool (located in South Africa) who desperately need our support! Join us in making a positive impact in these children’s lives by donating to their fundraiser here:! ❤️

Michelle Klassen Merrigan Pamela Spyrs Fran Ford Jacques Katherine Hammack Jamie James Jessica Jeffery
Sunshine is fun times Mana Preschool
Such fun in the sun. Splashing and laughing. Mana Preschool

Preschool in Milnerton offering half day and full day quality education. We cater for ages 18months-3years and 3-6years old.

Limited amount of children per class. Our classrooms are nurturing, safe, challenging and academically robust. Vision Statement
Be a school of excellence where learners can reach their full potential as collaborative and independent children, by providing an education that nurtures every aspect of their development. Mission Statement
To strengthen the development of the whole child by providing an

Operating as usual


Contact us to come for a site visit. ☺


Admissions for 2023 are now open.
Mana Preschool Open Day on 20 November, 10am to 12pm.
Come along and meet the teachers, see the school and playground.

Look forward to meeting you! #2023


We look forward to welcoming you to our open day. Sunday 20 November Mana Preschool .


🎁The greatest gift we can give our children is unconditional love. 💜

🕊When they spread their wings and leave our little school one day, we hope they will be filled with unconditional love and ready to take on the world with confidence.🌍


☺️We need to play. That's how we learn.📕

🧡We practise the new skills we learn.
💛We practise communicating.
💜We practise our fine motor skills.
💙We practise figuring out our new toys.

💥Practise Practise Practise💥

We love practising at school 🏠


🤩Can you see the joy in their eyes?
They are so happy trying new things, getting messy, and being creative. 🤠

🙆🏽‍♀️We can't wait to see what these beautiful children create as they grow. 🧚🏻‍♀️


🌞We know we need the sunshine.
🍎We know we need to eat.
🤷🏾‍♀️But do we know how important art is?

🖼Art is good for our soul... maybe even as much as sunshine and food. 💥

We love expressing ourselves through art at Mana Preschool. 🙋🏿‍♀️


😄School is our happy place. 😄

📚We love looking around and seeing all our toys, our crafts, our crayons, and books. 🖍

😉But we also enjoy packing away at the end of the day :)


🎀Our master pieces go up on display all over the school. 🏠

🖼We love to see what our friends have made.

❤Everyone is so creative and talented in their own unique way.💥


🖐These hands may be little, but they are going to do great things one day!

❤We are going to make a difference in our community. 🙋🏻‍♀️
In our country. 🇿🇦
And in our world.🌍

We're aiming high!


❤We love circle time!🙋🏻‍♀️

It's our favourite time of the day because we always do something different.🤩

📚We read together. We sing songs. We have so much fun!💥


😆 No two days at Mana Preschool are the same. 💥

🌞Every day brings new surprises, and new challenges, but mostly a lot of joy and smiles. 😍

👧🏽These beautiful faces light up our hearts and lives every single day!💡

We hope they brighten up your day too?


👧🏻There is a strength inside every one of us that is greater than we know. 🤩

🤔But sometimes it's invisible to us.

🦸🏾‍♂️Don't forget that you have your own unique superpower!

Tag someone who you admire.❤


👩🏽‍🏫This month we have been learning all about our rich heritage as South Africans. 🇿🇦

❤We are proud to call this country our home. We can't wait to make our mark on our community, and land. 😍

💥Happy Heritage Day!🌈

How are you celebrating your heritage today?🌍


"When being together is more important than what you are doing, you are with a friend."

- Connie McMartin

🙋🏾‍♀️We are always doing different things,🎳 playing different games, ⛳singing different songs 🎶and trying out new activities...🧩

But the common thread is that we are doing it all together!🥰

💁🏻‍♀️We are building friendships that will last a lifetime. And no matter where we all end up in the world, we will have each other to remember where we came from. 🌍

➡️Share this quote with a true friend.


🧚🏻‍♀️Children see magic because they look for it. 👀

💥They see magic in the train set, the kitchen toys, and the sandpit. 💁🏻‍♀️

🙋🏽‍♀️They create a new world for themselves every time they set off to play. 🤩

❤We love play time at Mana Preschool!


👩🏽‍🎓Literacy is a right, not a privilege. But you wouldn't think so looking around our world🌍 and even our community. 👩🏽‍🏫

🤗We are so proud of the difference our school is making in just 2 short years. 📚

🙋🏽‍♀️The children in our community who may not have had access to education are now learning everything they need to. 🤩

👩🏽‍🎓And we know they will be equipped to keep on learning their whole lives.

🤷🏻‍♀️Doesn't this fill your heart? Leave us a ❤ emoji in the comments.


💁🏻‍♀️It's not only children who need this reminder.

💭The voices we hear are the messages we retell ourselves in our heads.

💜Let's always remember to build up the children (and adults) in our lives.

💫Share this post today with someone you love or want to encourage.


🇿🇦We are excited about the future of our children. And the future and hope they bring to our community. 🌟

🏡Here in Milnerton, and all the surrounding neighborhoods, having a preschool brings joy, hope, and happiness. ❤

Is there any better sound than children laughing? 🙋🏻‍♀️


🥳It's a special time when you get to play one-on-one with your favourite teacher!👩🏽‍🏫

💗And Teacher Lynette knows exactly which toys and activities are each child's favourite. 👑


💁🏽‍♀️What is more beautiful than all our gorgeous children living their best lives at school every day? 🏡

🖌Some of us love painting. 🎶Some love singing. 🏀Some of us enjoy sports and others love puzzles. 🧩

Together we make the world a beautiful place.🌍


🧮What really counts? 🤷🏻‍♀️

💗People count.😍 Relationships count.🥰 Learning that *you* count.

🌟Knowing you are loved and are important.

What do you think counts the most for children?🤔


🐘Elephants can't help but stand out because they're .... elephants :) 🥰

🧚🏻‍♀️And every single one of our students is so unique and so special and we never ever want them to not stand out, shine their light and be exactly who they are. 🌟

Happy World Elephant Day! 🌍

🤷🏻‍♀️Have you been inspired to be more like an elephant today?


❤Happy Women's Day 🇿🇦

🙌🏻And today we celebrate the 💁🏻‍♀️strength and resilience of women🙋🏻‍♀️ and their contribution to society and our country.🌍


🙋🏾‍♀️We are committed to empowering the children in our communities. 🏡

🧑🏿We focus on strengthening the development of the whole child. And as we do this, we empower their families also.👨‍👩‍👧

👩🏻‍💻Visit our website to learn more or contact Debbie for enrolment information.


🦸🏻‍♀️August is women's month and we are so privileged to have the MOST incredible women around us at Mana Preschool. 🏘

💁🏻‍♀️Our wonderful teachers
🙋🏻‍♀️Our engaging principal, and of course
👩🏽All the loving and inspiring women of H18 Foundation.🤩

🥰So we are celebrating women this month and everything we learn from them. And everything we are because of them.💗

💁🏻‍♀️Are you celebrating with us this month?


🙋🏾‍♂️No two children are the same. They all grow and develop at their own pace.💁🏾‍♀️ They all learn differently. 👨🏾‍🎓

❤But they all need love and care.
😍They all need friends.
👩🏾‍🎓They all need to learn in a safe place.

🏠We love providing all that they need to grow at Mana Preschool.



😍We are too young to remember the person of Tata Mandela, but we know all about his struggle, his character, his big heart, his kindness, and his vision for our beautiful country.🌞

📚We have a lot of the joys and opportunities we do because of what he went through, overcame, and achieved. 🔥

🥰Thank you Tata Mandela!


🦸🏻‍♀️A teacher plays one of the most important roles in the lives of young children. Can you remember the lessons your teachers taught you?💁🏻‍♀️

😅We may be biased, but we have the best teachers at Mana Preschool. 🧚🏻‍♀️

❤They pour their hearts out and love our children, helping them learn, develop and grow. 🙋🏿‍♂️

What can you remember about your first teacher?🤩


🙅🏽‍♀️Never underestimate just how much learning is happening while little people are playing. 🤩

🧠Their brains are working through complex processes 💥and they are learning a lot about the world we live in,🌍 the objects around them, social interactions and even their own bodies. 🦸🏻‍♀️

🧚🏻‍♀️We play to learn, and we love it!


Your chance to win some wonderful prizes.


💁🏻‍♀️Every single one of us is unique and special. ❤We are all made to play a part in this world and to shine our light bright and strong. 🌍

🌟We were made to work together and make a beautiful picture!

🤷🏼‍♀️Don't you agree? Comment with a 🌈


🥳We are so proud of our young students. 🙋🏾‍♀️They learn new things every day and start building their futures without even realising it.

❤We can't wait to see what you have in store for the world!🇿🇦


🤷🏾‍♀️Who says we can't keep jumping around when it's raining outside?🌧

🧚🏻‍♀️We are being really creative with the space we have! And of course we are making sure we still use up all the energy in our little arms and legs :)👧🏽

🏆Have you ever played indoor hopscotch?


🤩Tracing our names is such fun! And it's the first step to really feeling ready for "big school."👨🏾‍🏫

🤷🏾‍♀️Have you tried this fun activity at home? You can use chalk, crayons, or pencils!🖍


"I want time to sit and read, take a nap and snack. Basically I want to be in Kindergarten."

- unknown ❤❤❤

🤩We love watching our students enjoy the wonderful times of just being children. 🙋🏻‍♀️

🍏Snack time is always a favourite, no matter the season. 🌞And we always try to practise good manners while we eat. 🌈

🤷🏻‍♀️What's your favourite mid morning snack?


🌟Happy FATHERS DAY to all the amazing Dads in our Milnerton community, and around the globe.🌍

Photos from Mana Preschool's post 10/06/2022

Thank you ORT SA CAPE for the donation for our school.


🇿🇦June is Youth Month

🤩We are celebrating the youth in our school and we know that their education is going to be one of their biggest treasures as they grow up. ⭐

❤Happy Youth Month to all our children, and all the children of South Africa! 👩🏾‍🎓


Grab Your Coats! 🧣🧤🧥
⛈Winter is here. But that doesn't keep us down. We love to play outside no matter the weather. ⭐

We run around, climb and play to stay warm. 🔥
😍We love Winter!

What's your favourite season?🤗

Videos (show all)

Painting our jets today
We love to dance and move.
One of our youngest pupils balancing a beanbag on her head.
Lovely conversation happening between friends.
Today we learned about trains. Choo Choo
Our little Future has incredible co ordination and ball skills.
Hoola hoola great co ordination.
We love to hoola hoop
Such interaction in our sunshine class today.
Our children having so much fun with water play.
🎶"The only thing better than singing is more singing." (Ella Fitzgerald)🎶  💚Singing is in our hearts, in our blood, and ...
Working and singing row row row your boat.




Preschool Education




2 Nieuhof Road, Tygerhof

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00

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