About Junior Stars Nursery School


Junior Stars was started in the heart of the Pecanwood Golf Estate 15 years ago by the late Petro Geerdts who also later founded Pecanwood College. Her vision was to create quality Christian-based education for all children in the beautiful valley alongside Hartbeespoort dam. She believed that the idyllic location made an inspirational setting for learning and development. Since its inception, the school has grown to cater for children from the age of 3 months to 6 years old, and spans 5 classes.


Our vision at Junior Stars is to provide a stimulating early learning and child care experience which promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. We would like each child to embrace a curiosity for learning, discover their interests and grow in their love for knowledge. We use a range of learning styles in our curriculum offering a wide array of diversity to pique each child’s unique learning style.

Our Values


We are committed to our Junior Stars families, providing support and encouragement.

High Quality Education

Our mission is to provide high quality education and childcare in a safe environment that builds a foundation for lifelong learning.


We nurture an environment which acknowledges and respects children from diverse families and cultural backgrounds.

Independence and Responsibility

We aim to encourage each child to be independent and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and respect for others.

Business Hours

Half Day Learners

The school day runs from 07:00 until 14:30 Monday to Friday. Children are provided with porridge, a morning snack and a cooked lunch daily.

Full Day Learners

The school day runs from 07:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday. Children are provided with porridge, a morning & afternoon snack and a cooked lunch daily.


We close for 3 weeks over the Christmas period. In addition, we close for 1 long weekend per term. The school is closed on public holidays.

Fee Structure

Half Day Learners

The fee for half day learners is R3 500 per month payable on or before the 1st of each month.

Full Day Learners

The fee for full day learners is R3 750 per month payable on or before the 1st of each month.

Other Costs

There is a non-refundable enrolment fee of R1000 each year to secure a child’s place at Junior Stars. Each child requires a compulsory Junior Stars sun hat at a cost of R160 per year. There is a scrapbook fee of R75 per year.

Daily Meals

Daily Meals

Week 1 Meals

Monday - Beef bolognaise
Tuesday - Chicken with Mayo and chutney
Wednesday - Beef stew and mixed vegetables
Thursday - Chicken Bolognaise
Friday - Macaroni cheese

Week 2 Meals

Monday - Chicken and vegetable casserole
Tuesday - Boerewors and macaroni in a tomato and onion sauce
Wednesday - Chicken Bolognaise
Thursday - Beef and butternut Bolognaise
Friday - Chicken, broccoli and rice

All meals are prepared with fresh onions, tomatoes and carrots.

We serve Jungle oats each morning.
Jam sandwiches are served at snack time.

Our Classes

“Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!” - Chinonye J. Chidolue