Lydia Pretorius

About this centre

The study centre is situated in a gated office park, Cascades Office Park, on the corner of Hendrik Potgieter Road and Cascades Avenue. Free parking is available behind the office block.

The centre opened in August 2010 and welcomes students to study both the Kumon Maths and English programmes. Currently the students at the centre are aged between 3 and 16 years old.

Many of the students come to the centre because they find maths and/or English at school challenging. Some are looking to be stretched and for quite a large number, English is their second language.

The team in the centre is overseen by the Instructor Lydia, and together they provide a supportive environment to enable students to develop their academic skills as well as their self-learning skills.

Newly enrolled students are closely monitored to ensure that they too, acquire the study skills and self-assurance to go on to become confident, independent learners.

Staff members aid the students’ continuous development. They listen to every student who is studying on the English programme read from the worksheets or from a book at each centre visit, whilst also providing a friendly and informal atmosphere during classes.

The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
My name is Lydia Pretorius. I worked for Kumon Education since January 1999, first as an Area Manager and then as the Instructor of the company-owned centre in Little Falls. We opened the doors at the beginning of August 2010. In 2016, I decided to retire from Kumon and in August of the same year was successful in buying the centre from the company.

As someone who had originally come from a teaching background, this suits me very well as I love working with children and helping them to learn. It is extremely fulfilling watching the students’ development. Honing their skills is a reward in itself.

My first experience of Kumon was when my sister’s children started doing Kumon and I could see for myself how they developed. During my years as an Area Manager, I was exposed to numerous training sessions and I am happy to say that this training is ongoing. This is a company where learning from children is the norm, which is to the benefit of each individual child who enrols in the Kumon programmes.

I have been privileged to see numerous case studies and success stories illustrating the benefits of Kumon to children and my belief in the excellence of the programme is unshakable. Building a solid foundation is the key to successful learning. Praise and encouragement are the cornerstones of instruction. Each child receives sufficient practice on each concept which means that each child progresses at his/her own individual pace, which is refreshing in our highly competitive society.

Class Times

Monday 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 550
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 month
Per subject R 700

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does study take?
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. At the moment, study is at home but classes will be open for study again as soon as it is safe to do so.
Parent Waiting Area
Secure Parking
Early Learner Section
Secure Access
Independent Reading Area

Get Directions

Unit 3B, First Floor, Cascades Office Park
Wasbank Street
Little Falls
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Most Popular Questions

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 but each student receives 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, 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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