About Us


Sarah Justus, the principal and founder of Firm Foundation has been in the business since 1981. She ran a small home based daycare for several years while her own children were small.  In 1988 Sarah was approached by Vincent Pallotti hospital to set up a crèche on their premises to accommodate the children of their staff as well as from the public. This daycare flourished and grew. 

However Sarah preferred a smaller home based daycare, so she decided to sell the Vincent Pallotti crèche and started again with a small group of babies from home.

Thus Firm Foundation was established in 1992, starting with just 6 babies. This school grew steadily year by year and is now the thriving 

home from home that it is today.

In 2015 Sarah was joined by her daughter Nicki. Nicki is a qualified Foundation Phase teacher with 10 years of experience working at Rondebosch Boys Preparatory School. Nicki is the vice principal of Firm Foundation and is sharing the responsibilities with Sarah in running a daycare that is focused on outstanding service.

Our staff compliment is 12, most of whom have been at Firm Foundation for 20 years or more.  We choose our staff for their hearts, 

before their qualifications. No amount of formal training can take the place of a genuine love for the work.






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