Greenacres Pre-Primary

Our teachers

Our teachers aim to encourage a child’s spontaneous desire to learn in an environment which will stretch the child’s mind and stimulate his/her natural curiosity.
The teachers, therefore, give direction, and constantly observe and encourage, never being critical or negative about a child’s effort, but rather helping the child to help him/herself.

Samantha Finlay

Hello, my name is Sam and I am the Principal of Greenacres Pre-Primary School. My early childhood career began back in 1985 when I first started working with deaf children. Throughout my career so far, I have had the pleasure of working with infants, toddlers, preschool and school-aged children, in both mainstream and special needs environments, leading small and large teams, managing different-sized centres, and building, designing, and managing my school. I am a qualified ECD teacher and have 30 years of experience teaching, mentoring and facilitating children.


Mercia Store-Giose

I am a qualified ECD teacher and I have been teaching for 27 years. I have gained experience in the different age groups within the Preschool environment.  I wanted to be a teacher from a very young age, and I am excited to be part of the Greenacres team. I look forward to watching our little ones grow.


Annzia Vigis

From the moment I stepped into the world of child care, I knew I had found my calling. Each child I come across plays an important role to me. Emotionally and physically. I enjoy interacting with the children by playing, dancing, and acting craze just to make them laugh and join in.


Nossie Mswule

Nossie’s arrival at Greenacres has been nothing short of a delight. With an evident passion for working with children and a commendable work ethic, she has quickly become an integral part of our team. Her genuine love for kids radiates through her every action, creating an atmosphere of warmth and care that is palpable throughout our preschool.


Janine de Long

Teaching and babysitting beforehand have given me valuable insights into child development and caregiving. Witnessing the growth and development at each milestone they reach, brings such joy and satisfaction. From crawling to walking and eventually getting ready for “big school”.  Being a part of their journey and seeing them progress is such a fulfilling experience.


Carmen Baard

Teaching preschool children is not just a job for me; it’s a calling.

I grew up in a school environment, as my mom was a teacher and principal of her school. It brings me immense joy and fulfilment knowing that I have the opportunity to shape the minds of the next generation and make a positive difference in their lives. There’s an undeniable joy that comes from witnessing the curiosity and wonderment that young minds possess.


Keshia de Long

As a teacher, I believe every individual is unique, and getting to understand the children’s characteristics, and knowledge are essential requirements for encouraging their development and learning. I enjoy seeing the children grow and I am proud to be part of their journey. I love my job and the children.


Angie Hart

I am a qualified ECD teacher and have been teaching for 19 years.  I have experience in many areas of ECD. Which are……..

I find joy in watching the children grow and develop and being a part of the process. I enjoy their energy and the happiness they bring into the world.

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Gillian de Villiers

I’m Gill  I love working with “little people”. I’m nurturing and I focus on providing opportunities for my class to thrive. “Learning through play is the Busy Bee’s forte”. I aim to meet all social and emotional needs and give the children the tools and skills to succeed in their journey to Grade R.


Chipo Muyambo

I am qualified with a diploma in Education and worked at a preschool for ten years. I am happiest when helping them achieve important milestones, celebrating each new accomplishment with them and being emotionally available.


Anna Moses

Anna has been a beloved member of Greenacres Preschool for many years, serving as both a cook and a cleaner. Anna is known for her delicious and nutritious meals that cater to the diverse tastes and dietary needs of the children. Her cooking skills are highly praised, and she often incorporates seasonal and fresh ingredients into her recipes, ensuring that everyone enjoys the variety.

Her friendly demeanour and genuine care for others have made her a trusted and respected figure within the school.

Anna’s legacy is one of hard work, kindness, and unwavering commitment, making her an integral and cherished member of the school for many years.


Medson Black

Medson has been an invaluable and important member of our Greenacres team. For 10 years he has kept our grounds and school building in beautiful condition. He is hard-working and takes so much pride in his work. Madson always goes the extra mile. We are blessed to have him at Greeacres.