Pre-School & Learning Centre

Our Background: 

Live and Learn Academy was birthed many years ago in the heart of the owner, Tania Burev; a deep desire & passion had been growing inside of her to provide her own children with a better educational experience than what was available. Tania had been searching for years because of her own disappointment in the day care and pre-school's available in East Rand area. Tania felt that her children deserved better. With this motivation; a small home-school environment began with a handful of children, soon thereafter the numbers grew and Tania realised that many parents were sharing her frustrations.

With Tania's background in management, a bachelors degree and numerous certificates and studies completed she knew that it was possible that God had been preparing her for such a time as this. Live and Learn Academy became a formal Pre-School operating out of a rented facility in 2014.  The pre-school quickly outgrew this arrangement and therefore Tania purchased her own property and renovations began. In January of 2015, Live and Learn Academy began operating in their very own property where they currently operate from.

The Live & Learn Staff are fully trained, experienced and they are First Aid / CPR certified. Live & Learn Academy is a proudly Evergreen Childcare & Tall Trees Temperament practicing facility.  constantly improving their skills in the industry.

Our Mission:

At Live and Learn Academy it is our mission to glorify God by fulfilling our calling to care for, educate, train & disciple every child entrusted to us in order for them to reach their God given potential. 

We will do this by ensuring that we nurture the child as a whole; Spiritually, Emotionally, Intellectually & Physically. Offering the best possible quality in equipment, educational material, meals, staff, facilities & extra-curricular activities.


Our Statement of Faith: 

Live and Learn stands on the tri-une doctrinal foundation of:


  • The Authority of the Word of God the Father. 
  • The Lordship of Jesus Christ. 
  • The Ministry & Person of the Holy Spirit. 

What makes us Different?

1.   Age Specific Outdoor Play Areas with State of the art, high quality Equipment.

2.    Themed Classrooms allowing children variety and constant stimulation.

3.    Music & Movement Venue where kids are free to move & express themselves through music every day.

4.    Small Class Groups with Trained Care-Givers.

5.    High Education Standard - meeting and surpassing all the South African requirements.

6.    Camera Surveillance of all Classes.

7.    Excellent Security & Access Control.

8.    Healthy yet Fun Menu to keep our kids Satisfied and ensure optimum development.

9.    Daily Journal Recordings which are sent home, keeping track of activities, meals,naps & diaper changes.     

10.   Christian Foundation in all we do.

11.   Teaching of Good Character & Moral Standards.

12.   On-site Extra Curricular Activities

13.   Cambridge Inspired Curriculum - Beginning Grade R curriculum from early on.

14.   Continuous Assessment & Support to Parents.