The Friendly Frog School

Let us be the Guardians of your Childs Education

About Us


About Us

School History

It was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of the director, Danita, when Friendly Frog School opened its doors in January 2011.

What should’ve been a small playschool in her house soon turned into a proper school in a building of 920 sqm which now caters for babies from 4 months upto Grade R. We also offer aftercare services for primary school children where Danita helps to prepare them for tests and exams.


UPDATE:    ** (April 2016)

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE MOVED – During March 2016, we relocated back to our original premises; which can be found at 13 Van Eck Close, Somerset Park, Somerset West. (2 streets from where we have been for the last 2.5 years).


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 The Class Sizes: (Incl. half day and part-time students)

                       Baby Class: 4months old to 2 years old   -       14 children

                        2 - 3 year class                                                 -       14 children

                        3 - 4 year class                                                 -       12 children

                        4 - 5 year class                                                 -       12 children

                        5 - 6 year class (Grade R)                           -        8 children

We are open during all school holidays except the December/January holiday period as well as public holidays.

F.R.O.G is an acronym for Fully Rely On God which means that we are a Christian School with Bible Time in the mornings.

We would like to follow our motto and be:    

       “The Guardians of your child’s future”.


Please come and meet The Friendly Frog Team!


Our friendly and experienced team are always eager to help you and more importantly:  

              -              To care for your child / ren.


Owner / Director

Danita Du Plessis was born in Windhoek, Namibia; the daughter of Mr W.T. Anthony, in life principal of the EROS Primary School and his wife Mrs Hermien Anthony who was the Grade 4 teacher for many years.

Danita studied at the Paarl Teachers College; Normaal College Pretoria; as well as UNISA.

She started her career by being in the production side of the programmes like Wielie Walie, Kraaines, Fanjan and Liewe Heksie, at the SABC in Auckland Park.

After relocating to Somerset West in 1995 she became a full time teacher at many of the local schools and crêches.


Staff (2016)

·        Babies – 2 year olds {Busy Bees}

Ø Celeste Swanepoel

Ø Natasha Organsie  

Ø Carla Bester

Ø Irma Van Jaarsveldt

Ø Tania Tizora

Ø Marilyn Phillips


·        2 – 3  year olds {Ducklings}

Ø Latavia Jonkers

Ø Margereta (Ketta) Filander


·        3 – 4 year olds {Ladybirds}

Ø Ciscar Kleinsmith

Ø Lee-Ann Pretorius McCathy


·        4 – 5 year olds (Grade RR) {Frogs}

Ø Danita Du Plessis (Director/Owner/Principal)



·        5 – 6 year olds (Grade R)  {Butterflies}

Ø Lindsay John


·        Reception / Administration

Ø Michelle Du Plessis-Jonker

·        Cook / Kitchen Manager

Ø Carol Arendse



Our Motto

Let us be the Guardians of your child's Future!