Pikkewyntjie Crèche
Photo Credit: Supplied

Pikkewyntjie Crèche has enjoyed an extra special start to the school year, more so than usual, thanks to an upgrade project that has kitted the Crèche out with new and improved facilities!


Greenpoint, South Africa (27 March 2024) — The Pikkewyntjie Crèche, a cornerstone of the Greenpoint community in Kimberley for the last 30 years, has enjoyed an extra special start to the 2024 school year with a significant upgrade to its facilities!

Established in 1994, the crèche has been an integral part of this community’s heritage, nurturing multiple generations. With two original staff members still part of the team, Pikkewyntjie Crèche’s commitment to early childhood development (ECD) remains unwavering.

Honouring its years of work, the recent renovations have improved safety, space, and the overall learning environment for its young attendees and dedicated staff as the kind of upgrade that will make a difference for years to come.

Hlengiwe Radebe, an Economic Development Director involved in the upgrade project, highlighted two main objectives: enhancing educational quality and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

Overall, this infrastructure and ECD project signals the strengthening of foundations for future generations in Greenpoint, ensuring that children have access to safe, nurturing, and stimulating educational environments.

The renovation included significant structural repairs and upgrades:

  • Ceiling and Roof: Repair of damaged roof structures and ceilings, ensuring a safe environment.
  • Toilets: Overhaul of toileting facilities, with separate areas for boys and girls and modifications suited for young children.
  • Playground Equipment: Replacement and repair of outdoor play equipment to meet safety standards.
  • Additional Classroom: Conversion of a non-functional library into a classroom, increasing the crèche’s capacity to 75 children.
  • Toddler Room & Kitchen: Upgrades to the toddler room and kitchen for enhanced safety and functionality.
  • Educational Resources: Commitment to providing new educational materials in the upcoming quarter.

Sources: Supplied
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Do you have something to add to this story? Please share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens, or share your good news with us by clicking here or click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes there’s good news around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *