Modern, traditional and innovative education in a friendly, caring and fun environment.

Let use over 50 years experience to create a solid foundation of learning for your child
Constructive Learning Environment
Within our school, whether inside or out, your child is in a safe, loving and constructive learning environment at BNS!
On-Site Extra-murals
From Soccer Stars to Ballet, a range of extra-mural activities are offered on site.......

Themed Activities & Learning
Group and Individual activities make for great learning, and our extraordinary use of anti-waste materials to make some fantastic creations may impress you!
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About Bramley Nursery School

Established in 1952 in Bramley (likely one of the oldest nursery schools in Johannesburg), in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa, Bramley Nursery School is a traditional nursery school which continues to maintain a high quality of pre-school education and early childhood development, and acts as a 'feeder' school for many of the schools within the vicinity. The 'new' school building was opened to learners in 1958 from which we still operate.

The nursery school strives to maintain high educational standards and aligns, where possible and age-appropriate, with the CAPS curriculum; whilst using modern and traditional methods of educating the children who attend the school.

The school caters for a wide variety of children from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The current principal, Maryanne Youngs has been in the Early Childhood Education field for many years, at various schools and has acquired extensive experience in all aspects of childrens’ educational development. The experience and compassion of all staff and teachers ensure that the best care and education is given at all times towards the children.

Bramley Nursery School caters for children from two-and-half years old (providing that the child is fully toilet trained) until school going age and has separate classes for the different age groups. The classes are small enough to allow more individual attention where this is necessary.

You have the option of enrolling your child for a full day or half day programme and a choice of whether your child attends school for holiday care available for the Gauteng region government school holidays.
Half day children arrive at school from 07:30 and leave at 13:00. They are provided with a mid-morning snack, usually sandwiches, fruit and juice.
The full day children have the mid-morning snack, a cooked lunch, and then an afternoon snack after their nap. You are welcome to send yoghurt / fruit with your child for the afternoon snack. Aftercare ends strictly at 17:30 for the full-day children.

On average, the children are treated to a puppet or other educational show three times per school term.
Some extra-curricular activities include Playfit, Musical Bears, Soccer and Ballet lessons. Please contact the school for more information regarding these activities as new activities may be introduced from time to time.

#BNSWaterDrive 2018

Bramley Nursery School is collecting water to donate to a school in the Western Cape affected by severe drought and water restrictions. Get involved in our community initiative.
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Online Applications

Online applications for enrollment at the Bramley Nursery School for 2018 are now open. The form takes  around 5 minutes to complete. Click below to apply!

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School Fee Information

School fees for BNS range from R 1,650 to R 2,080 per month depending on the programme which you choose.
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Gauteng School Terms

Bramley Nursery School operates in line with the Gauteng government school holidays, but remains open during school holidays providing fun, safe holiday care. Please review the school terms here.

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News and Events

Fun Fashion Day 2016

Fun Fashion Day 2016 - Bramley Nursery School

The Bramley Nursery School held our Fun Fashion Day on 28th October 2016. This is an annual event in which we ask that the children get dressed up for the day with only one request - "anything goes".


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39 Homestead Road, Bramley, 2090, Johannesburg, South Africa


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