About this centre

The Lilyfontein Centre opened in 2016. Even though we are a young centre we currently have a great group of learners on various levels and ages.

The centre is situated in Brakfontein at Lilyfontein School and has a relaxing scenic environment where students can work focused, while they listen to the cry of the beautiful peacocks in the back ground.

We have a reading corner with approximately eighty books from our Recommended Reading List to read, while they wait for their lifts home.

Currently we have students as young as three going all the way to Grade Ten.

There are two staff members including myself and it is our role to guide, observe, support, challenge and encourage the learners that attend. We have supplementary learning such as reading, Kasu Cards and number boards that support the worksheets to develop maths and English.

There is a Tuckshop offering coffee, muffins, lunches and snacks for parents waiting while their children attend the Centre. We also have ample parking and a beautiful view over the valley. I am convinced this is the most relaxing environment to learn in!

About the Instructor

My name is Cobie Mattheus and I have been a Kumon Instructor for the past five years. It has been one of the most exciting times of my life, learning and growing with my students.

Since school I have had a love for Maths and English, even though English is not my home language. When I was approached to buy a centre, I was excited as I have worked with children since I finished school. I worked as a Youth worker and later studied in the areas of Maths and Psychology. My experience with children includes six years of teaching and various other projects. I believe my experience has helped me prepare academically, but also supports my role in understanding that there is more to a child than mere academics when we want to develop their skills.

As I mentioned, my journey with Kumon has been very rewarding. To see how a struggling little one gains confidence and ends up being top of the class is empowering to any person. Kumon has shown me how a child’s diligence can develop study to years ahead of their age, without being forceful or demanding. To be a friendly guide and showing the students that enjoying the everyday worksheets can achieve a great deal.

As a mother of both a seven and a ten year old I really appreciate the Kumon programmes. My youngest started Kumon when she was three and loves reading as a result. It is the most wonderful thing for her to say to Dad: “I got another 100% for my Kumon Maths today”.

My oldest has found that the repetition in Kumon enables her to know her bonds, multiplication and division and has boosted her confidence in class.

Class Times

12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
Non-class day
Non-class day

How long does study take?

Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. Currently, study may be In-Centre and/or at home with online or messaging support.


Registration Fee
R 400 One-off fee
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per subject
R 650 Per month

Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online

Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning

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Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.
Kumon offers much more than extra lessons and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.

As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.



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Brakfontein, East London

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