17 Trotter Street, Knysna, 6570
Call Us083-871-8164

Welcome to smart caterpillar preschool

where we develop the potential to fly!

What Offer

Why Kids & Their Parent Choose Us

Our main values

Our Philosophy & Mission

We strive to work together to build and maintain trusting and respectful relationships with both children and families.


Choose Your Age Group
  • Infant Care
  • Toddler Care
  • Preschools
  • Grade R

Infant Care
3mths-2.5 years

Toddler Care
2.5-3 years

4-5 years

Grade R
6 years

How to Enroll Your Child in a Class?

Join Our Journey of Discovery
Call Us 083 871 8164


Qualified Teachers

We strive to work together to build and maintain trusting and respectful relationships with both children and families.

At Smart Caterpillar Preschool, our greatest priority is to ensure that we meet every child’s individual needs, providing a safe, secure and loving environment. Our experienced staff are experts in providing nurturing care that helps deliver a positive learning experience.

Although Smart Caterpillar Preschool employees share common goals and visions, they come from all walks of life, speak different languages and reflect the diverse families and communities that we serve.

Lynette Nortier
Lynette Nortier
Lynette Nortier
Teacher Grade R
Tanya du Plessis
Tanya du Plessis
Tanya du Plessis
Teacher 5 years/Owner
Elizabeth Jabu Phaff
Elizabeth Jabu Phaff
Elizabeth Jabu Phaff
Assistant to 5 years
Carmen Kloppers
Carmen Kloppers
Carmen Kloppers
Teacher up to 4 years

what parents say

Testimonials About Smart Caterpillars

Baie dankie aan almal by Smart Caterpillar Preschool vir die fantiastiese diens, liefde en aandag wat julle elke dag aan my kinders gee, dis wonderlik om te weet daar word so mooi na hulle gekyk

Amanda van Heerden


Your school is great! Every parent should know that they can rely on your professional help with kids, and that here they can learn a lot about education, parenting, learning and teaching. this means a lot in todays world. Thanks for everything!

Henry Montega


The staff at Smart Caterpillars are very in-tune with every child’s needs… whether it is potty training, teething or simply emotional developmental needs. I so appreciated the love that my boys got from Smart Caterpillars.

Hanette Bouwer

Mommy to Dian & Evan

As every mother would, I definitely was looking for a school that I could rely on. Trustimg your child in someone else’s hands isn’t easy, however Smart Caterpillar Preschool proved that I can be calm about my kid’s wellbeing and education. Thank you so much!

Deanna Moore


Thank you for the wonderful programs that our kids get to enjoy and participate in! I loved how everything is organized, and can tell for sure that my kids are in great caring hands of professional teachers. I appreciate what you do for us!

Sandy Johnson



Grade R Graduation 2018

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17 Trotter Street, Knysna, 6570