About Us



Granic House (previously Kids First) is a registered NPO Care Centre for teenagers and young adults with Special Needs. Established in January 2006, we commenced our journey as a small private Centre for young children with Special Needs.

Our children have grown together and are now teenagers and young adults, thus requiring a life after school option. We at Granic House are now offering our services as a facility that provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for young people with special needs and intellectual disabilities.



Our Aims:

We aim to give our young people as much independence as possible while balancing it with the right support.

We will provide opportunities for our young people to interact with their peers and to spend time engaging in meaningful activities and outings.

Our daily program will be adapted to individual needs

We offer a place of warmth, kindness and compassion whilst retaining staff who are fun, enthusiastic and motivated about everything they do.


Our young people engage in many activities, including the following:


We believe that our young people need to stay active and encourage daily exercise. 

You can often find us building obstacle courses in the garden and we incorporate exercises that help with movement, muscle tone and strength building.


The purpose of our outings is to experience life out in the community and above all else, to have fun.

Our young people participate in many different outings. They include visits to various beaches, the library, shopping, picnics at local parks, movies, ten-pin bowling, hiking, animal farms and bird park, restaurants, the local swimming pool. You name it, we try it!

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Message From A Mother

My daughter has been at Granic House (previously Kids First) for 14 years. I’ve always had peace of mind that my daughter is in a safe and caring environment with staff who are dedicated to the wellbeing of her progress. Together we have overcome many obstacles and Granic House has been our saving Grace.

Hours of Operation

At present, our hours are from 7:45am to 12:30pm.

We are open five days a week, excluding public and school holidays.

Enrolment & Fees

Placement is subject to an interview and successful trial period

We offer placement from a minimum of one to five days per week. One month’s deposit is necessary to secure a place.

Daily rates are available

*Outings are an extra cost

Where Are We Based?

Granic House is situated in the quiet suburb of Park Hill, Durban North, Kwazulu Natal