Class Structure

Elephant Class

Age: 2 - 21/2 years

Class times: 8.30am to 12noon

Our Elephant class is the first class your child will encounter at KJA. We encourage all aspects of development for your child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs.

Although still very young, we strongly believe your child should be introduced to a wide variety of activities such as different methods of painting, pottery, music and movement, physical education, library time, the list is endless; but all this in mind, fun is above all of main importance to KJA.

We do help you to potty train your child as we understand all children learn at different stages. We have a qualified teacher and 2 trained assistants in the Elephant class and we provide a healthy snack each day. Do come along and see how much fun the Elephant class can be.

Lion Class

Age: 21/2 - 3 years

Class times: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 12noon

In Lion class we understand that your child's needs differ drastically from being age 2 so we do not combine the classes.

As well as centering on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of your child, we now introduce skills to further develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills such as threading with small objects, cutting, tracing and development of further colour recognition, number and shape concept.

They will also join in a wide range of other extra-curricular activities such as swimming, pony, pottery, music, movement and of course fun.

Giraffe Class

Ages 3 - 4 years

Class times for Giraffe Class

Term 1: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 12noon

Term 2: Mondays and Wednesdays 8.30am to 12noon| Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.30am to 3.15pm | Friday 8.30am to 12noon

In Giraffe class your child now graduates to the other end of school. They now start on basic phonics, lower case alphabet, recognition of numbers, reading and writing skills. The first step of reading is the use of the imagination which we capture through wordless books with 'Oxford Reading Tree' and also mathematical skills through the 'Abacus'.

Your child is now introduced to science and circle time when group discussions take place. In the second term your child will be able to do two optional afternoons during which science, cookery, arts and crafts take place. This is an easier way of introducing your child to full day school (lunch provided).

Flamingo Class

Ages: 4 - 5 years

Class times: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.15pm | Friday 8.30am to 12noon

Your child now enters our reception class where they will spend the next three terms developing on going skills from the Giraffe Class. They now start on simple word reading books, phonic and writing skills, geography, history and science in morning class and fun activities such as swimming, computer studies, cookery, etc in the afternoon class.

They are encouraged to become more independent and self sufficient which is a necessary step for preparation to preparatory school once they complete Hippo Class.

Hippo Class

Ages 5 - 6 years

Class times: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.15pm | Friday 8.30am to 12noon

Hippo Class is KJA's key stage 1 National Curriculum class. All the preparation to enter preparatory school should be completed by the time they finish Hippo Class. They extend further on reading, writing and mathematical skills, which are incorporated through the Oxford Reading Tree and Abacus work as well as reading books; all this while maintaining our philosophy of having lots of fun through extra curricular activities in the afternoon class. Confidence and independence really excel in Hippo Class and is welcomed and encouraged by our class teacher.


It is better to build children than to repair adults.

Contact Us

  • Kabete Junior Academy Farasi Lane, Off Ngecha Road, Lower Kabete, Nairobi
    P.O. Box 23058, Lower Kabete - 00604
  • 0722 517462 / 020 2331291