about-us

Situated at Funnell HQ, Fun Kids is Hillcrest’s hive for modern moms specialising in toddler play based, educational classes focusing on early childhood developmental skills such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, music, arts and crafts, song and rhyme, sensory play and a time for moms to spend quality time with their little ones.

Our purpose built, kid-friendly, playground  is available for hire as a small party venue.

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classes

Fun Kids offers stimulating, interactive classes for mums and tots aged 1 years old to 3 years old.

In each class we cover a range of themes and topics that a child will experience in their world. We explore these themes through sensory and tactile play, music, arts and craft, gross and fine motor activities as well as social and emotional skills to ensure your baby shines as one of the brightest stars.

A lesson will be 90 minutes long with 45-60 minutes of indoor activities and 30-45minutes of structured outdoor play.

During this time mums can socialise and enjoy refreshments while their little one is engaged and active during free play.

Classes are a wonderful meeting place for mothers to get to know fellow moms and babes in their community.

The lessons will run according to School Terms with one lesson a week for each age group.

Pop-Up Classes will be held on Saturday mornings and during school holidays, with all details provided via our social media platforms.

Currently for the remainder of 2018 of classes are as follows:

12 to 18 months

18 to 24 months

2 to 3 years

In 2019 we will be introducing a 3-4 year old group and an afternoon school readiness class for Grade R children that will be non worksheet based and will follow the CAPS curriculum.

pricing

Each term we work out exactly how many weeks are in that term and exclude the public holidays so ensure you only pay for classes you will be at.

Term 4 (2018) Fees are currently R1000 (10 weeks: 10 lessons: no public holidays)

Term 1: 2019: 15 January –  15 March (9 weeks: R900: 9 classes)

R100.00 enrolment fee (includes Fun Kids t-shirt as well as additional items and vouchers that may vary from time to time)

Payment will be PREPAID per Term or split into two equal payments per term, monthly payments can also be arranged.

Terms and Conditions and an indemnity form  will be supplied upon enrolment.

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The Queen Bee’s

We are sister in laws who both had our very first babies within 7 months of each other, so are fortunate to have the help and support of each other during and after pregnancy.  It made us realise just how much mom’s need to share, learn and lean on other mom’s who are too experiencing the same joys of motherhood.

We found that while being “stay at home moms” we were always looking for things keep us and our babies entertained, we craved adult interaction and loved being around other moms and babies of similar ages.  With the perfect location and an already established name in the Hillcrest area, we decided to start our own Funnell enterprise, namely Fun Kids.

Lauren is married to Brad, owner of Funnell Cars.  They stay in Winston Park and have recently built their home there.  In May 2017 they welcomed their handsome little boy, Sebastian Jude, into the world.  Lauren has lived in Kloof all her life and was previously an interior designer with a well known Hillcrest company.  She comes from a huge family filled with children and absolutely adores being around little ones.

 

 

Tarryn is married to Brendon, owner of Funnell Properties.  They have lived in Gillitts since getting married in 2010.  In October 2016 they had a beautiful little girl, Frankie Rae.  Tarryn is a qualified teacher specialising in early childhood development and remedial teaching.  Tarryn worked as a Grade 1 and 2 teacher for 7 years at Penzance Primary School and prior to that, spent a year at Livingstone Primary as an intern. Tarryn’s passion is embracing modern teaching trends and philosophies to teach babies and toddlers.