Originally founded by Mr Rosenberg in 1964, the pre-school served the community for 18 years before it closed. It was re-opened in the 1980’s. It is said that Mr Rosenberg used to visit the Sawmill, and was instantly surrounded by a group of kids who would welcome him enthusiastically (and ask for some sweets). He realized the need and elected to start a pre-school for the youngsters.
The Pre-school initially enrolled between 9-12 learners per year as it developed in the 1990’s – headed by Mrs Khumalo and Mrs Phiri (both who have since passed on). Under the leadership of Miss Pinky Bhembe who headed the pre-school during 1999-2005, it was renamed Thuthukani Pre-school and enrolments raised significantly to 20 learners.
Miss Khetsiwe Simelane took over in 2006, and it was at this point that the school was renamed the Jenny More Pre-school (named after Jenny More, caretaker of the school and wife of the company’s director). It is now home to between 28 and 36 learners.
The school is located in the lower to mid-level socio-economic area of Piggs Peak, eSwatini, and serves the children of a strong culturally-rich population of forestry and saw-milling workers. This unique student population represents eSwatini, and its languages and dialects include English and SiSwati.
It is currently schooling 53 children, ranging from ages 3 to 6 with one classroom and two teachers. The pre-school is successfully managed by Susette Prinsloo.