We just loved our time at Toptots Durban North and have very fond memories of that time. My son still remembers Tom-e and Kim and we still sing the songs we learnt 3 years later! We learnt many valuable lessons and skills at Kim’s classes, and I would highly recommend going to her classes! Kim just loves the kids and they love her!
“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning” ~ Diane Ackerman
Toptots specialises in early childhood development through weekly workshops facilitated around South Africa.
Each lesson has various activities that are focused on age appropriate tasks that encourage perceptual development, social and emotional development and motor development.
Our passion is Early Childhood Development. We are here to help nurture your child and provide you with stimulating ideas while making learning fun for your little one. We have a very powerful support program in place, and will guide you every step of the way with our practical hands-on approach. Our classes provide the following:
- age appropriate groups
- creative messy play
- music programme
- social and emotional development
- perceptual development
- sensory motor activities
- ball program
- fine and gross motor activities
At Toptots we look at all the aspects of a child’s development from fine motor to gross motor and everything in between. Our programme was designed by specialists in their field giving us the best programme for your child’s development. At Toptots we believe that each child needs to be exposed to activities that are age appropriate and because of that we offer classes for 7 age groups.
- Infant birth – 3 months
- Small Baby 4 – 7 months
- Big Baby 8 – 12 months
- Little Toddler 13 – 18 months
- Toddler 19 – 24 months
- Big Toddler 2 – 3 years
- Top of the Tots 3 – 4 years
Lauren and her top tots classes are AMAzing! I took my son from 8 months and my little girl is currently going to the little toddler class. Sessions are fun and interactive and Lauren always goes the extra mile. Her facilities are great with a lovely play area and an opportunity to feed bunnies and guinea pigs. HIGHLY recommend her classes for moms who are looking for a baby stimulation group or just for a place to meet other moms and have a cup of tea.
Both my kids (age 3 & 4) have adored their time at Toptots. Of all the programs I have done with my kids, Toptots is by far my favourite. It’s well rounded and a very well structured programme for all children’s development!
Natalie and her loving, patient & bubbly personality is what first attracted me to Toptots. Natalie has provided only the warmest support for moms and babies. Her activities are so much fun, educational and vital for optimum development in our little ones. We continue to attend classes as Savannah-Rose just loves Toptots. .The environment Natalie provides is so encouraging, nurturing and most of all fun! I highly recommend these classes to moms with babies and children. Natalie’s Toptots classes is a place where both moms and our little ones can learn, share and develop.
I would recommend this class to anyone! Hannelie is incredible with babies and children and the other Moms and Dads and Grans (everyone is welcome!) are warm and friendly too. The venue is also great so as well as getting excellent input for your little one’s development you have the option of staying after class for a cup of coffee or lunch and a bit of a social too. My Toptots class is the highlight of my and my baby’s week!
You won’t find a better baby & toddler stimulation class anywhere! And Lydia has been doing this for 17+ years and has a passion for what she does and is a great support for all new or old mommies. My kids has also formed lasting friendships at Toptots Fairland as Lydia’s classes allow for kids and moms to interact in a save and monitored social environment! Wish we could stay with ‘Tannie TopTots’ forever!
My husband, our little boy and I love our special Toptots time each week! Candice is always enthusiastic and energetic, and teaches us fun ways to encourage our little one to develop his skills. It’s also a great way to meet other mums and dads and hear about how other people are going through the same things, and get their perspectives.
My son and I look so forward to attending our Tuesday lesson at Toptots with Nicole. We have been attending since Noah was 3 months old and he is now just over 2. Her homely setting allows our tots to socialise and moms to witness these memorable experiences in a safe and comfortable environment. Working in education I am so aware of how important these early days are and feel so grateful to have the Toptots experience. It is a set session on a weekly basis that is special time with my little man, no interruptions! Our learning encapsulates so many different aspects of development and I love the many little inexpensive tips and activity ideas that we get from our classes and can follow through with at home.