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What Clever Kids Is All About

Never Stop Learning – Because Life Never Stops Teaching.

We are witnessing a revolution in the education sector all over the world, and we believe it is our duty, as teachers, to prepare our children’s generation for the increasing demands that await them in this ever more competitive world.

We can see that the traditional method of teaching and the way schooling is approached, is very quickly becoming obsolete. We want to equip our children to face the challenges that await them after graduation with the skills needed to analyse, interpret and apply new information with initiative, innovation and critical thinking.

We believe that the primary goal in the educational sector should not just be children passing their grades. We aim to help our kids pass that grade having grown exponentially in their understanding of the topics they have been taught. They need to learn as well as developing the skill and understanding to apply this knowledge in a practical setting.

In this way, we seek to make our Clever Kids a cut above the rest!

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Clever Kids Founders: Nikki & Lieze Puren

The History of Clever Kids

Nikki Puren

Nikki began her tertiary education with a Montessori diploma and taught in London at The Kindergartens. During her break from working, Nikki had 4 children and studied for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She went back to teaching at The Kindergartens and headed up Crescent III Kindergarten, London. The family then moved to South Africa where Nikki spent time raising her children before embarking on the venture of Clever Kids Learning Hub. Her passion has always been children with special needs in education and she has experienced it first hand, as her eldest son has dyslexia.

During the last 20 years, Nikki’s journey in education has been an informative and varied one. Her belief is that every child can learn if each child’s needs are fulfilled and their interests are ignited. All children need to believe in themselves and to find a passion of their own to motivate them to strive for their best. Responsibility and self-discipline go hand-in-hand with their needs being provided for, so that a confident, motivated and aspiring young adult goes out into the world, ready for all that lies ahead.

Lieze Puren

Lieze started her teaching journey in London after obtaining her teaching degree in 1998 at the University of Potchefstroom in the Northwest province. During her time in the United Kingdom, she completed her Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which gave her the opportunity to be internationally qualified. This qualification has given Lieze an extra dimension to the educational needs of children globally. After six years of teaching and travelling the globe, she returned to the shores of South Africa and settled in Cape Town. Lieze accepted a post at the International School of Hout Bay, where she worked for two years, co-ordinating the SAT’s programme and managing the sports programme for the Preparatory School.

In 2006, Lieze started her tenure at Chesterhouse School in Durbanville. In 2013, she was promoted as Head of the Preparatory School where she gained a vast amount of experience in all aspects of education. It was here that Lieze realised that all children learn in different ways and a unique approach to education is the way forward. This inspired Lieze to complete her B Ed Honours degree in Educational Management and use her experience to embark on a new journey. Lieze’s belief in the importance of the holistic development of the child was paramount to the birth of Clever Kids Learning Hub. When there is order in the environment, there is order in the mind.

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1 Basson St, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550

Phone: 021 975 4295

Web: cleverkids.school

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