Bright Buttons Pre-School

For a brighter future
Love, Laugh, Learn.

Bright Buttons Pre-School

On-site Educational Psychologist

Bright Buttons Pre-School

An individual approach to learning

Learning Ethos

We aim to develop life skills by encouraging a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness, consideration for others, perseverance and determination. Hence our motto: Love, Laugh, Learn

Qualified Teachers

Our passionate & dedicated team of teachers & assistants at Bright Buttons Pre-School is led by a qualified Educational Psychologist.


To enrol your child at Bright Buttons Pre-School all you need to do is phone or email the school or alternately fill in the online application form.

Why Choose Bright Buttons Pre-School for your Child?

At Bright Buttons we offer a unique opportunity for your child to experience an individual approach to learning. With such small classes we are able to look at each individual child; their needs and personality, and work with them accordingly.

If your child has emotional needs or needs extra help academically, we rally a team together, and with the teacher at the helm, we develop your child to his or her full potential. If your child needs extension, then we take your child to the level that they are capable of achieving, allowing them to go above and beyond the expected norms.

Above all, we have much love to give your child, and our staff team are passionate about what they do, and aim to provide a loving, warm environment with loads of fun.

Our classes are arranged into age by colour


15 months - 2.5 years


2 - 3 years


3 - 4 years


3 - 4 years


4 - 5 years


4 - 5 years

Grade R

5 - 6 years

Attendance options

There is the option of sending a child 2 days, 3 days or 5 days per week.
The school terms generally follow the private and the government school terms.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • On-site educational psychologist
  • Small classes with 10-12 children in each class
  • With a max of 14 children in higher classes.
  • Each class has a teacher and an assistant
  • A high teacher:child ratio of 1:5 or 1:6
  • Loving passionate qualified teachers
  • Educated teacher assistants who love children
  • Innovative and inspiring learning programme
  • Teaching children beyond the expected norm

Schedule a tour at Bright Buttons Today!

We would be delighted to take you on a tour of Bright Buttons. You may set up an appointment to come see the school/tour by phoning 031 765 2532 or emailing Our secretary will assist you with setting up a tour of the school. Alternatively, you can do an online application so that you get into the system as the waiting list is based on a first come, first served basis. We will then contact you by phone or email to arrange a visit.

Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community

  • To teach children about God and show them His love
  • To love and care for each child as an individual
  • To stimulate each child beyond the expected norm
  • To develop the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically
  • To have exceptional standards with regards to staff, programme and facilities.


Below are some of the activities and skills that we incorporate into the Bright Buttons Curriculum.

Fine-motor skills

Drawing, painting, threading, cutting, pegging, etc.

Gross Motor Activities

Balancing, climbing, rolling and outdoor play.

Auditory Skills

Activity songs, story books, story CDs, etc.


Helps with learning to read, etc.

What Our Parents are Saying

Bright Buttons was a gift for our girls

"We sent both our girls to Bright Buttons because we knew they would receive something that went far beyond teaching and playing. Under the guidance of Ingrid Green, the developer of Bright Buttons, our girls were inspired to learn more about themselves, and the world around them. They embraced a love for learning in an environment designed to foster their emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Simply put….Bright Buttons was a gift for our girls."

A school with a passion

A school with a passion for teaching young minds in a nurturing and safe environment. I love the vast supply of educational toys, books and puzzles at the children’s fingertips.

It has been an amazing chapter in our lives

Izzy has grown from strength to strength at Bright Buttons. She has loved her time in Green Group. Thank you for all your love, care and most of all your passion. It has been an amazing chapter in our lives being at Bright Buttons. We will cherish our memories.

We can’t commend highly enough

When my husband and I were looking for a preschool, we wanted our children's first experience to be in a loving, caring and homely environment, where they receive professional care and feel safe. We found all these qualities at Bright Buttons. We can’t commend highly enough the team of teachers and assistants. They treat the children as if they were their own. There is so much thought that goes into the daily activities and both our children have blossomed in their time at Bright Buttons. I have been so impressed with what they have learnt and what they are capable of at such a young age. Thank you Bright Buttons team!
Hayley and Damon

Bright Buttons helped my anxious little girl blossom

Bright Buttons helped my anxious little girl blossom, launched her into the very exciting and fun world of learning through play, and ensured she always felt happy, loved and looked after! We loved being part of the Bright Buttons family and will always feel so grateful for the exceptional care and attention which was put into every single day. Our little girl took on Gr R with confidence and that little extra Bright Buttons polish!

I could leave my son everyday with peace of mind

Our son spent three wonderful years at Bright Buttons. Ingrid, a psychologist, principal and teacher, along with her love for children, her passion for education and her team of teachers and assistants, makes Bright Buttons the special and unique place that it is. The children always come first and their psychological and physical welfare is always paramount. I could leave my son every day with peace of mind, knowing that he was utterly safe and loved. My son absolutely loved learning through play. Every theme is carefully planned and so much effort is put into creating wonderful learning moments. My son learned more about the world around him in one year at Bright Buttons than what he learned in three years at primary school. He developed an appreciation for music, poetry and languages and retains a love of books and reading from his rich and nurturing start to school life.

Our children developed a love for learning

We spent a very happy 5 years at this lovely, nurturing little school. Our children were so well cared for and loved by Ingrid and her wonderful teachers, and really enjoyed their days at Bright Buttons. They developed a love for learning and we were always amazed at what they had learnt. When they started in Gr R, we felt that they were so well prepared. We miss not being at Bright Buttons these days, but have lots of special memories of our time there.
Hayley and Dave


Every child is seen as unique

The dedicated staff provide the highest level of opportunities through their creative and interactive lessons as well as the extensive resources that are available. Every child is seen as unique and the children are genuinely loved. My little boy loves his days at Bright Buttons and I am most grateful to be a part of this family.


The school readiness is unrivalled

When we were looking for schools for our son in 2013, we visited 9 different ones.
Bright Buttons stood out for us, not because of the 4 year olds happily doing 100 piece puzzles or the Grade RR’s being able to read, but because whilst we were being shown around Ingrid had one child on her hip and another holding her hand tagging along. There was such genuine love and affection which was the most important thing for us as parents of a toddler.
The school readiness is unrivaled in our opinion and we see the benefits of it with our children currently in Junior Primary.
We spent 6 happy years at Bright Buttons and can’t sing this school's praises enough.
Alex and Cyndy Gordon


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send my child part-time?

Yes! Your child can come part-time, either 2 days or 3 days a week.

Does my child need to be potty trained to attend Bright Buttons?

No. We follow the child and when the child is ready, and together with the parents we will potty-train the child.

Are all your classes small?

Yes we believe in giving children individual attention and that is not possible with big class sizes of 18 to 20 kids so we restrict it between 10 – 14 kids per class, depending on the age group. . We can do so much more with each child when the classes are small and they love all the attention.

Do you offer aftercare until 5pm?

Yes, we do offer aftercare until 5pm.

Are the Aftercare fees included in the school fees?

No, aftercare fees are not included in the school fees.

Contact Us Today

(031) 765 2532

7 Leinster Place, Gillitts, 3625

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