Our time at Chameleons Montessori Preschool in Durbanville

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It feels completely surreal that both of my kids are in primary school and no longer babies! It makes me feel super old but at the same time I am so happy to see them flourishing in this new phase. It’s however bittersweet as we had to say goodbye to Chameleons Montessori (literally the most beautiful pre-school in Durbanville).

This is where my kids spent all of their pre-school days….

Our time at Chameleons Montessori Preschool in Durbanville

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Alyssa started off at Chameleons Montessori at the beginning of 2015, when she was two years old. I was pregnant with Aidan at the time and it honestly feels like just yesterday.

Before I even had kids, I was determined to send my future kids to a Montessori school. I’ve had friends with kids who attended Montessori schools and I just loved all the positive things they had to share about the Montessori way of learning. I also read that Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin both attended Montessori schools. Actually, so did Prince William and Prince Harry! You can read a bit more about the different types of early learning methods here.

But only once Alyssa settled in to the environment did we realise the full beauty of it!

Situated on the beautiful Nitida Wine Farm

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Nestled on the beautiful grounds of Nitida Wine farm, the children of Chameleons Montessori are truly blessed with the most stunning landscape for learning as they discover the environment surrounding them on a daily basis.

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The children interact in three different classes – a toddler class and two pre-school classes. Alyssa and Aidan experienced both environments and had the full benefit of the montessori experience, completing the final pre-school year (grade R) at Chameleons.

One With Nature At Chameleons Montessori

From spotting chameleons (yes, the school does live up to its name!), to walks through the vineyards to rearing chickens – my kids are truly missing this so much. Aidan especially misses climbing the trees and on a recent pop-in to say hi to his previous teachers – he just couldn’t help himself!


My little Tarzan!

Probably the hardest thing about not being part of the school anymore, is not seeing the families and friends daily, that we have made a long the way. Although some of the kids friends have all gone to different schools, we have made so many good friendships along the way. I know it will remain that way for years to come!

Thank you to the Chameleons staff who have taken the most amazing care of my babies and given them an extraordinary foundation to kick off their schooling careers.

If you are looking for a beautiful learning environment for your little one, get in touch with Chameleons Montessori.


  1. Claire Goffe-wood January 27, 2022

    Thank you so much Hayley!! We were blessed to have both Aidan and Alyssa with us for all those years. You and Kurt were such amazing contributors to our school community on so many levels. We miss you all so much already ❤

    • Hayley January 29, 2022

      Thank you Claire and Emma for your love and care over the years. We already miss you immensely ❤️ We will indeed be regular visitors


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