“To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him [or her] to develop freely.”

- Maria Montessori




About the School

Nsansa means ‘happiness’ in Bemba, one of the local languages in Zambia where Su Cunningham (our founder) first started a school named Nsansa. Upon moving to Cape Town she wanted to continue with the spirit of her first school and in 2005 Nsansa Montessori was established in Kenilworth.

A Montessori education fosters a love of learning in children. Nsansa Montessori is a small preschool following the authentic Montessori Philosophy which offers Toddler, Preschool and Grade R children (from 18 months to 6 years) a nurturing environment to develop and grow through hands-on creative learning that focuses on the whole child. Our focus is on the intellectual, social, physical and emotional development of the child. Further details on our ethos can be found on the Montessori Philosophy tab.

Location and School Hours

Nsansa Montessori is centrally located in Harfield Village, Kenilworth
139 1st Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town 7708

School Hours: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm with Extended Day Programme offered until 2:00 pm
Drop off times: 8:00 am to 8:25 am only. Punctuality is imperative to ensure an efficient and smooth start to the school day promptly at 8:30am.
Collection of children from the morning Programme: 12:30 pm and 12:45 pm

Extended day Programme



We offer an Extended Day Programme until 2:00 pm, offering children the opportunity for a more intimate experience with a smaller group of children and a greater teacher-to-child ratio. Activities vary from an extension to the morning work period with use of the Montessori materials to baking, outdoor gross-motor activities and seasonal activities. Lunch (provided by the parents) is included in this extended day.
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