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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

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 13:30. 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.

Recent News & Articles

2016 End of year Concert and Graduations

The 2016 school year is drawing to a close and with this, as is tradition at the Bramley Nursery School, comes the celebrations for the graduates and the year end concert.

This year was a fun challenge to say the least.

To all the children leaving our school for Grade R or Grade 1 at a primary school we wish you the best of luck. We hope that you keep up the awesomeness, and are able to carry the strong foundations through with you to your new school, and indeed, far into the future. Never forget your foundations, and keep on strengthening the good values and morals you have learned, both from school and from home.

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Nursery School - 2016 Extra-Mural Prize Giving

For the children who participate in the extra mural activities at the school, the last two weeks have seen all the coaches gather their 'best shots' and, with the presence of the parents who came to watch, allow some awesome displays of acquired skills from the various programmes.

We at Bramley Nursery School wish to thank all the coaches for their dedication, patience and understanding, while training the children in the various activities and making learning truly a fun and exciting experience. The skills that the children gain from these activities are invaluable life skills, and are not only physical for the body, but all of the activites boast mental stimulation and life skills development.

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50% off Registration fee for November Applications

Bramley Nursery School is offering 50% off on your registration fee should your child be accepted into the school from any application submitted during the month of November 2016.

Be sure to secure your place at our school and become part of the BNS family soon! Click here to apply online - or contact us at the school for more information

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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". This usually ensures that we have a very interesting turn-out for the day.

This year we were graced with the presence of mainly all the 'good' characters mainly. Wizards, princesses and angels turned out in their best suits to make it a magical day, whilst - in case of any danger - Ben10, Spiderman AND Superman were present so that all would work out alright. Lets not foget the butterflies, mice and other softer creatures.

Well done to all our pre-schoolers (and the somewhat camera-shy teachers) for their imaginations - we hope you all had fun!

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Bramley Nursery School is open and operational during the various Covid lockdown levels with the approproate sanitisation protocols and social distancing measures in place to ensure a safe learning environment for all staff and learners.

School Information

Online Applications

Applications for enrollement at Bramley Nursery School for 2021 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 range from R 1,920 to R 2,700 per month depending on the programme which you choose.
Attendance options and further information are available on our school fees page.School Fees

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 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


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