Emmanuel Educare

Supported by the Western Cape Department of Education

Home Based Care

Run in partnership with the Department of Health. We employ a registered Professional Nursing Sister

Child Protection

We work closely with the SAPS and stake holders for the education and supporting of our youngest

Community Programme

We believe that every member of our community is entitled to dignity

Emmanuel School

A registered pre-school, run under the auspices of WUCT,  in partnership with the Department of Education

Youth Programme

Building a strong foundation starts with the youth, through education and upskilling the next 

Sewing Room

Our crafts room enables those infected and affected by HIV to be economically sustainable 

Emmanuel Educare, supported by the Western Cape Department of Education, is a registered pre-school, run under the auspices of Westlake United Church Trust, for children aged from 3 to 6 years.  The current enrolment is 180 learners.

Mrs Hazel Albertus, a Grade R teacher, is also the Principal of the pre-school.  Hazel has many years of experience and follows in the footsteps of Mrs Eleanor Lawrence who was the Principal of the pre-school from 2002 to 2016. Hazel is assisted by Monique Smit, Amezil Daniels, Grechen Williams, Zondrea September and Carlene Michaels, who are trained teachers. They are aided by Shirley Sylvester, Dolly Susane, Esethu Dletshwa, Vuyokazi Jan, Nolwethu Ladi and Ntomozuko Wiso, who are the teachers’ assistants. Maria, Anna, Dorinda and Dorothty run the kitchen and prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea for the children. Our caretaker, Japie, is a highly valued member of the team, and we also have a part-time administrative assistant.

There is a Board of Governors who meet regularly and who are responsible, with the Principal and the WUCT Chairman, for managing the WUCT bursary: if you are interested in supporting the bursary scheme, click here.

The preschool is open from 07h00 to 15h00, Monday to Friday, and provides 3 healthy meals each day.  After-care is also available until 17h00.


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office hours

Monday to Friday

08:00 to 16:00


Westlake Community Centre, Corner of Egret Street and Stibitz Street, Westlake, 7945




+27 21 702 1697