Our School

Bright Buttons is a well-established, private, Christian preschool with a difference. It is run by an Educational Psychologist and has very small classes, each with a teacher and an assistant. It is a school that aims to make the system fit the child rather than the child fit the system. It takes an individual approach, seeing each child for who they are, and for their uniqueness.

About Bright Buttons Pre-School

We aim to give each child “A confident start to a bright future”.

We aim to provide a happy, stable, Christian environment in which we nurture and encourage each child to reach his or her full potential. This is often underestimated and untapped in children.

The teachers have the children’s interest at heart first and foremost, ensuring they grow and develop in a loving, secure environment so that they one day become kind, confident and successful individuals. We have a team of staff who are passionate about teaching, and extremely loving and caring. The all have tertiary qualifications, and all those staff with appropriately-aged children have their child in a class at the school.

We cater from 15 months to 6 years (Gr R). This allows toddlers to start and finish in one school without having to move schools. The school is divided into 2 sections, with the two youngest groups separate from the older groups, providing them with a small, safe and secure environment to grow and develop.
Our school has a homely family feel to it. It can be found in a quiet cul de sac in Hillcrest, in a home that has been converted into a school, making it feel like a home away from home. It is on an acre of property with a spacious outdoor area for the children to play and run freely. It has three separate jungle gyms and playgrounds.

At the centre of Bright Buttons is our Christian belief system, which we teach to the children through songs and stories and everyday living by example, teaching important values such as love, kindness, gentleness, empathy and forgiveness.

We aim to develop bright buttons and by bright we mean happy children who have a love for learning and for God. Our school has been described as a happy, peaceful environment.

Bright Buttons Pre-School is situated at 7 Leinster Place, Gillitts, 3625. This is just off Old Main Road. Schedule a tour to come visit us and enroll your child today.


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.

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 info@brightbuttons.co.za. 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.

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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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