Our Mission

At Linden Little Scholars Academy we pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun, academically-rich environment that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. We aim to engage our "Little Scholars" in high quality learning experiences to maximise their holistic development. We envision developing a future generation of leaders who approach their life challenges with resiliency and independence.

Kindling A Spark Of Genius In Every Child

Dedicated Team


Linden Little Scholars Academy has a staff of creative, knowledgeable individuals from diverse backgrounds who are phenomenal! Our passionate and devoted team of educators and childcare personnel create a safe, caring and respectful learning environment which encourages the holistic development of all our "Little Scholars".


The safety and well-being of your child/children is paramount to us at Linden Little Scholars Academy because we understand the incredible trust you are placing in us. We have safeguarding policies and procedures in place. We are also directly linked to ADT and protected by Linden Neighbourhood Watch. Our designated Security guard, Masa Kaunga is on our premises throughout the day and closely monitors drop-offs and pick-ups.


We provide nutritious meals which include the option of breakfast from 7:30am until 8:15am, mid-morning snack and lunch. Our meals are freshly prepared daily by our Cook on the premises. Our Menus are on display, on our Notice Boards for parents to view. All dietary requirements are catered for.

*We also cater vegetarian and vegan meals as an option if requested.

Our Curriculum

Our unique and creative thematic-based curriculum focuses on integrates different areas of play and cognitive development Our early childhood Sensory activities and Science lessons create a solid foundation for higher learning.

School Terms

We follow the 4 School Terms model in line with most schools in the area. We offer a Holiday Program during school holidays at no additional cost where the children are stimulated with fun activities and enjoy a break from the school curriculum.

The school closes on Public Holidays and over the December Holiday period.

Linden Little Scholars Academy aims to create a dynamic, welcoming atmosphere for children aged 0-6 years where learning is fun.

Full Day

06:30 - 17:30

Part Time


Half Day

06:30 - 14:00

Infant Care

Linden Little Scholars Academy will work with you, the parent, to make your baby's transition a smooth and happy time by creating a warm, nurturing interaction with all babies in our care. We provide personalied care for each baby based on your baby's unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any special attention required. Through our low ratios; in the warm setting of each Baby Room in our Nursery; daily age-appropriate stimulation is provided as help for your infant to reach his/her developmental milestones.

Toddlers(1-2 Years)

This age-group enjoys activities that are built around our toddlers' limitless curiosity as we encourage their natural desire to explore through a range of indoor fun like arts, music, movement, sensory activities and outdoor gross motor play. Our toddlers days are packed with fun learning experiences that enhance their development.

2-6 Years Curriculum

Linden Little Scholars Academy has developed a unique and creative thematic-based curriculum which is diverse and focuses on integrating different areas of play and cognitive development. Our early childhood foundation program, specially devised Sensory activities and Science lessons create a solid foundation for higher learning. Our teachers observe our Little Scholars and evaluate their learning experiences throughout the year to collect information on their developmental milestones which is continually monitored on an individualised basis through the use of regular assessments and formal reports that's communicated with parents at the end of each term.

What Some Parents Say About Us?

Earl Joseph

My relationship with Linden Little-Scholars Academy and Babycare (Previously Hug-a-Bug Pre-school) spans eight years and three children. My older two have flourished since they left. My daughter's innate skill for gymnastics was identified here and she has gone on to National and International honours.

My son who was diagnosed with ADHD has coped beautifully with mainstream schooling as a result of the school's solid grounding. I have no doubt that my youngest will fair just as well as her siblings while she sees out her kindergarten years under the watchful eye of one of the most caring people I know. A certain Mrs Deseray Govenden.
I cannot recommend this gem of a pre-school more highly.

Darius Koekemoer

Unequivocally, my wife and I made the correct choice when we selected Linden Little-Scholars Academy! All of the teachers are so kind to each child, truly encouraging each to their strengths. Both of our children have thrived under the direction of teachers who work at Linden Little-Scholars Academy.
Our children LOVE to attend and learn. I am confident that this school has set a solid foundation for their learning path and that they have developed a true love for learning. The school offers a variety of extra-mural activities, which our children love participating in and have gained an appreciation for each. I am confident we made the BEST choice for our children at Linden Little-Scholars Academy.

Thuli Nhlapo

I am writing this to extend my gratitude for the training and love you have given to my daughter. When I was looking for schools the difficult part was me deciding on which school will be best for her and not her readiness, because Des and team made sure that was covered! We went to 4 interviews in the below private schools:
• St Ursula’s in Krugersdoorp • Agape Christian School in Weltevreden park • St Andrews in Sanderwood • Trinity House - Little falls

She passed her school readiness assessments and was allocated space in all the above, I know this wouldn’t have happened without your school. I have collected 2 term reports from her Big school and have never been so proud! Her performance is outstanding at Trinity House Little Falls. So far Grade 1 has been a breeze. She is part of the few students that didn’t go to their pre-primary and it shows…they can’t stop singing praises on your training and teaching. Given all the above I have decided that even though the school is now off my daily route I will still bring my son to your school so that he can also benefit from the dedicated team. Once again thank you for laying such a strong foundation in her academic development.

Bernadine-Nadine Cloete

Ons is n Afrikaanse familie wat ons dogtertjie in Engels laat skoolgaan. Ons is werklik baie tevrede met die skool kurrikulum en die kwaliteit van opvoeding, aandag, liefde en sorg. Die skoolgronde is pragtig en skep n wonderlike atmosfeer vir kinders om in te baljaar. Die klaskamers is groot en die kinders het genoeg beweeg ruimte. Die personeel is vriendelik en professioneel.

Philippa Swan

I have 2 small children who started at the School in 2014. I am a single mother and therefore my choice of Nursery school was critical in terms of adjustment, wellbeing and emotional development for my kids. All a parent wants is for their kids to be happy, loved, appreciated and confident and my kids get it all from Linden Little Scholars Academy. The friendly, caring staff act as surrogate parents to their pupils. My kids leave everyday with happy faces, full tummies and stories of their day’s adventures. I am very grateful to Deseray and her team for the love and guidance they give to my 2 littles ones.


Owner & Academic Director

As Owner & Academic Director of Linden Little Scholars Academy I aspire to establish a joy of learning and the fun of childhood exploration in a dynamic, stimulating and happy atmosphere. I have an infinite passion to mould young minds and I recognise the remarkable expansion of development that occurs from birth to six years. Working with children has always been my greatest passion; apart from studying Early Childhood Education, I have broadened my scope of knowledge in childhood development through studying Developmental Psychology and completing my counseling skills training.
Through my knowledge and field of study, I have implemented a curriculum for our school that focuses on stimulating each child’s innate craving for knowledge by introducing age-appropriate core learning competencies and promoting accelerated growth while placing emphasis on having fun while learning. My philosophy and the vision created for Linden Little Scholars Academy is based on the quote.... “When you give a little of yourself to a child, you give a little of yourself to their future!”

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Speech Therapy

At Linden Little Scholars Academy we believe that the earlier the intervention, the better! Speech Language Therapy is offered during school hours. The Speech & Language Therapists from the RHM Speech Therapy and Audiology team provide on-site support for our "Little Scholars" who experience any difficulties that may be affecting their ability to communicate adequately.


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