Peo Mela Nursery School is the Phakalane location of Peo Group of schools. This popular school takes in children from the year they turn 2 before June for their pre-school, aftercare and holiday programs.
Located conveniently close to Mowana Park, Peo Mela is one of the most popular nursery schools in the area, and for good reason. The central shaded playground around which the classes are build are a popular feature. The principal’s door is always open and Peo Mela works on an open-door policy inviting parents to come in and chat whenever and also to be more involved with their children’s day at school. Classes are split based on a combination of age and developmental level.
In addition to the usual preschool studies, children are able to participate in Monkeynastix, Kindermusik, swimming lessons, Bible Classes and Setswana lessons.
Nikki Lawrence is the principal of Peo Mela. She loves it because she gets to see the kids grow. She loves watching the kids’ maturity develop and witnessing their amazing milestones. She also loves all the cuddles she gets.
Peo Mela is a 100% citizen owned and family run business. Peo Nursery School was founded by Christine West in 1997 and has since opened two sister schools being Dipeo in 2008 and later Peo Mela in 2012. Many members of staff have been with them for 15 years or more. The Peo Group leadership team believes in investing in the citizens of our country and spend much time in the Education and training of their Motswana staff; they believe that in-house training on how to operate and run the curriculum, policies and school procedures is one of the best ways to advance their team of teachers and assistants.
“Working with children is unlike any other business,” says Leesha St Quintin, 28, a partner in the family-run Peo Group of nursery schools. “It is a great responsibility and one that we take very seriously. But with great responsibility comes even greater reward. There is nothing better than watching our little ones grow up into amazing boys and girls. It is a privilege and honour that we get to experience all the time in this industry.”
There are 3 pre-schools under the Peo group of which Dipeo is only one of them. Dipeo is located in Maru-a-pula, Peo Mela is in Phakalane and Peo, being the first of the group, located in Block 6 has been in operation for 23 years.
With the location of these schools being in 3 strategic areas around the city it makes accessing any one of them so much easier for Parents. Nice to know is that each of these schools operate on the same programmes so are each identical to the other in terms of curriculum, policies and procedures.
Learn more about the Peo Mela team in this feature.