History & Background
Nella Nowlan has lived in Mooi River for the
past 19 years. She has a passion for young
children, and in 2010, she started a pre-school at her house with 5
children. She called it Nella Pella Educare Centre.
Nella has registered the school as a Non-profit company, and in
addition it has been registered as a section 18 public benefit
The school grew rapidly in numbers, and in 2013 the school offered Grade R. At the end of 2013 these Grade R pupils applied to the local Mooi River schools to study Grade 1 but they were turned away due to a lack of space. Nella is a qualified Grade 1 teacher, so the decision was taken to offer Grade 1 in 2014, Grade 2 in 2015 and to continue growing one grade per year.
Nellapella Educare took over the Old St John's Church as their premises. Bridgeview Primary School from Grade 1 up to Grade 4 have their classrooms in the polo field buildings. Our school now has 120 children from preschool to Grade 4.