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

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

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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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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