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

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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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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