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Good Bye 2021


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It's December!

Welcome to our last newsletter for 2021.

Here at Best Buddies we had a great time full of adventures, fun and lots of achievements!

Time flies! I cannot believe this is my final post, but we are already starting 2022 off with a bang!

Our New School!

Our latest project is building our new school to accommodate our current kids and to give them their very own, very big classrooms. We are renovating and adding onto our original structure with 4 new additional classrooms, new offices and even more sufficient bathrooms.

Our New Classes!

We are proud to announce our new remedial class – lovable lambs, where we will be accommodating Buddies with a bit of a developmental delay. We will also be applying for our very own grade R class, and if everything gets approved, we will be starting in 2023.


Time2gether will also be joining Best Buddies at our new upgraded school and will have their own dedicated classroom and play area!

Our New Home away from Home

With all these new developments, Best Buddies will be ready to move into our new Home away from Home soon.    I will keep you updated every step of the way!

Thank You!

I want to thank everybody for their love and support, we really appreciate all our parents, teachers and fellow colleagues who offer extra mural activities at Best Buddies. I wish you all a wonderful festive season and a very merry Christmas. 


See you all in the new year of 2022!

It’s Recipe Time Again:

Frozen Christmas Pudding Cake

Put down the hot brandy sauce. Boring old Christmas puddings are out this year! Create a more updated pudding that is perfect for our South African summer!

This is my basic recipe, but you can change your choice of ice-cream and fruit to any combinations you like.


1kg Christmas pudding, crumbled
6L vanilla ice cream, softened
2 cups (400g) cherries in syrup, drained, chopped, plus 2/3 cup (165ml) syrup
Chocolate shards & fresh cherries, to decorate


Grease and line base and sides of a 22cm springform cake pan with baking paper.

Press 400g pudding into base of pan. Spread 2L ice cream over, then cover with remaining 600g pudding, pressing gently to flatten.

Freeze for 2 hours or until firm.

Meanwhile, fold the chopped cherries and syrup through the remaining 4L ice cream. Transfer to a plastic container, then cover and freeze, stirring occasionally so the cherries don’t sink to the bottom, for 2-3 hours until just firm.

Using duct tape, secure the ring only (do not use base) of a second 22cm springform cake pan to the first pan to form a two-tier mould. Spread cherry ice cream over the pudding, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

The next day, unmould cake by rubbing a hot cloth around pans. Release top pan first, then bottom. Transfer to a serving plate and freeze until ready to serve.

Decorate with chocolate shards and fresh cherries to serve.

Thank you for your support. I’ll be back in 2022, with more great stories, fun recipes and loads of information!

Our Sponsors

Cape Town

Do you want to make a difference in your community, Do you know about our Best Buddies Educational Trust? Learn more about this fantastic initiative that will help an underprivileged child from our local community get 3 daily meals, and a great start to life. Click here to see more.

Lizl Zandberg

Lizl is our friendly Administration Assistant and helps in the Penguins Class. Without this wonderful Best Buddies team-member , daily tasks would become a challenge.

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Cubs Class

Ages: 3 months - 1 year

In the Cub Class your baby will be stimulated according to his /
her age and according to your preferred schedule. There will be
ample time for sleeping, socializing and exploring this new and
wonderful world your baby is still adapting to.

Our environment is secure, kept clean and sanitized throughout
and will provide your little one with the utmost comfort.

Activities offered

• Tummy time play
• Sensory bottles and sensory bags
• Textured hula-hoops
• Ball pit
• Educational Toys
• Story time
• Music ring


Non-Refundable registration fee of R400
Deposit equal to one month of R2000
Monthly fee of R2000

Parents to Supply

  • Nappies.
  • Formula & bottles if applicable.
  • 1x complete set of clean clothes

Bunnies Class

Ages: 2 -3 years

In the Bunnies Class we provide an emotionally supportive
environment to optimize your child’s full potential. We strongly
focus on each child’s physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and
motor development needs while strengthening their
independence and communication skills.

Activities offered

 Class lesson and art activity according to weekly theme
• Free play (Indoor & outdoor)
• Educational Toys
• Story time
• Music ring
• Extramural activities offered: Manners for Minors / Playball / Karate / Dancing


Non-Refundable registration fee of R400
Deposit equal to one month of R3500 / R2500
Monthly Fee of R3500 full day / R2500 half day.

Parents to Supply

A bottle with water/ juice/milk according to your child’s preference
Comfort toy if applicable.
1x complete set of clean clothes