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

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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

Welcome to Bramley Nursery School - Johannesburg's Trusted Preschool Since 1952

Founded in 1952, Bramley Nursery School holds the distinction of being one of the oldest and most respected nursery schools in Johannesburg. Located in the heart of the city's northern suburbs, we have proudly provided a nurturing educational environment for generations of young learners.

At Bramley Nursery School, we continue to uphold the highest standards of preschool education and early childhood development. Our legacy as a 'feeder' school for many institutions in the area speaks to our commitment to excellence.

Our modern facilities, some of which have been in use since 1958, have seen thousands of young learners pass through our doors, benefitting from our unique blend of traditional and contemporary teaching methods.

Our educational approach is rooted in aligning with the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) where appropriate, ensuring that our students receive a well-rounded and comprehensive education. Our mission is to inspire and nurture each child's individual potential.

We embrace the rich diversity of our student body, welcoming children from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Under the experienced leadership of Principal Maryanne Youngs, our staff and teachers offer a caring and compassionate environment where your child's well-being and education are top priorities.

Bramley Nursery School welcomes children from the age of two-and-a-half years, provided they are fully toilet trained. Our tailored programs are designed for specific age groups, ensuring a personalised approach with smaller class sizes for more individualized attention.

You have the flexibility to choose between a full-day or half-day program. Our half-day program runs from 07:30 to 13:30, and includes a nutritious mid-morning snack with sandwiches, fruit, and juice.

Our full-day program extends to a cooked lunch and an afternoon snack after nap time. Parents can send yogurt or fruit for the afternoon snack. Full-day children receive supervised care until 17:00.

At Bramley Nursery School, education is not confined to the classroom. We offer a diverse range of activities to enrich your child's experience, including puppet shows and educational performances. Additionally, we provide opportunities for extra-curricular activities such as Playfit, Music by Tiny Tunes and Soccer.

For more information about these activities and any new offerings, please contact our school directly.

Join the Bramley Nursery School family and experience a nurturing and enriching environment where your child's education and well-being come first.

Recent News & Articles

The importance of Mid-Line Development

Mid-Line Development in Nursery School Children - Bramley Nursery School, Johannesburg

There is an imaginary line called the mid-line which runs down the centre of the human body and basically divides the body into the left and right sides. Nursery school aged children are at an age where the development and the practicing of the ability to cross the mid-line becomes an important developmental aspect.

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Back to School 2018

Bramley Nursery School 2018

Welcome to the 2018 academic year at Bramley Nursery School.

The past Wednesday saw the beginning to the academic start at school. This first couple of days are usually busy and are spent helping our children familiarise themselves with school routine.

The middle group spent some hot hours in a cooler outdoor setting and put the easels to work. The intention was to send some of the paintings home, but we’re going to place these on display in our classroom instead.

Theme for next week for all classes is "My Body" so we are looking forward to some interesting new songs and activities!

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Tumbling Tigerz Prizegiving at BNS 2017

Tumbling Tigerz Prizegiving at BNS 2017

As you may already know, every child attending Bramley Nursery School for 2017 took part in the Tumbling Tigerz extra-mural activity.

The Tumbling Tigerz programme for children and toddlers is a fantastic and fun adventure for every child. Much of their activities are actually based on research and the programme benefits your child in many more ways than just being 'fun' or 'excersise'.

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Bramley Nursery School Pajama Day 2017

Bramley Nursery School Pajama Day 2017

12 May 2017 - Slipper day in South Africa - and Bramley Nursery School's annual pajama day.

Our annual event sees most staff partaking in an much as possible, and all the children of the school arriving in something different - their pajamas. This is different for the children and a break from the 'usual', and despite mostly carrying on our daily routine, we see many interesting characters turning up at school which creates room for imagination play and conversation.

There is always fun in learning! Take a look at our gallery below.


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School Information

Online Applications

Applications for enrollement at Bramley Nursery School for 2024 are NOW OPEN. The form takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Click below to apply online!Apply Here

School Fee Information

School fees for BNS vary depending on the programme which you choose.
Attendance options and further information are available on our school fees page.Find Out More

School Terms Gauteng

Bramley Nursery School operates mostly in line with the Gauteng government school terms and holidays. We do remain open during school holidays providing fully supervised fun, safe holiday care. Please review the school terms here.School Terms

With Bramley Nursery School, your child will achieve higher level of awesomeness!

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


Call Us: +27 11 786 0128

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