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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

Mandela Day 2016

Mandela Day 2016 - Bramley Nursery School

For Mandela day 2016 our 'big class' of pre-schoolers did some themed art involving the South African flag.
Our children were also encouraged to spread good and do good deed, not only on Mandela day, but every day.

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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela 

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Painting on Easels - Messy Learning at its best!

Easel Painting - Bramley Nursery School

WHAT A MESS?  Nope....

Aside from the activity being fun, and allowing a child to release emotion and express themselves, R. Althouse, M.H Johnson & S.T Mitchell from the New Jersey Department of Education found through a study that there are many other benefits to easel painting in the pre-school environment.

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Ballet Class of 2015

Ballet Class of 2015

Liora Kramer of Liora's Ballet school continues her teaching of Ballet at the Bramley Nursery School.
The simple instruction and encouragement promotes movement to music, whilst introducint the children to the basics of Ballet.

Our 2015 class of students has graduated, but the dancing will be ongoing.

As always, we owe a huge thank you to Liora for her determination and patience, which can only arise out of her passion for Ballet Instruction and children!

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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.
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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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