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About Crest


The premise “Success breeds success” is an important part of learning. CREST ensures that all learning is enjoyable and positive; thereby developing self-confidence and independence in the learners and forging the foundations for lifelong learning and behaviour. At CREST, we take small steps to ensure success. In addition, remediation is ongoing, filling the gaps that may have occurred in previous learning experiences.


In addition to using an enriched curriculum, CREST takes cognizance of the different learning styles of learners and a multi-sensory approach to learning is used. Progress is carefully monitored; and regular performance feedback and encouragement are given to every child to promote independent learning. Moreover, the learning programme provides opportunities to develop the use of effective thinking skills.


In addition to such a supported curriculum, a critical goal to the success of learners at CREST is to teach them how to think and learn. Learners who understand how they think and learn are able to develop personal strategies that help them cope with every new learning situation throughout their school and adult life. To this end a “cognitive enrichment” programme has been integrated into the learning programme.


The goal of the Cognitive Enrichment Adavantage programme is to encourage learners to become effective, independent and lifelong learners who are able to adapt to the ongoing changes in the world.

CREST Mission Statement
CREST Mission Statement
CREST Mission Statement

The name CREST is an acronym for “Centre for Remedial Education and Support Therapy”.

CREST was started in 2012 in response to the very real need for additional full-time speciality learning support in Johannesburg. Carrie Mercado responded to the ongoing appeals from a large number of enquiries and requests that she received from colleagues and parents of children with barriers to learning.


She founded CREST in her own home as a small project with five children, all of whom had significant learning difficulties.


CREST currently has two campuses; a Primary Learning Centre that offers classes from Grade R to Grade 7; and an Academy that caters for the Senior and FET phases.

CREST Vision Statement
CREST Mission Statement