Our Team

Meet our qualified team of teachers and teaching assistants at Bright Buttons Pre-School.

Ingrid Green
Founder & Principal

Ingrid Green is a qualified Educational Psychologist. She is the mother of four children, two girls and two boys aged 28, 25, 20 and 15 years.

“I am absolutely passionate about children and their education. I love teaching using books and music, but mostly I love children. They’re my best.”

Favourite quotes:
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” Dr Seuss

Anne Marie

Anne-Marie Daly

“My experience at Bright Buttons is that it is a nurturing environment that allows children to develop their own unique little personalities.”

Quote: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Caitlin Sharp
Teacher & Vice Principal

Teaches 5-6 year olds (Grade R)

Quote: Little things make big days.

Ilana Liebenberg

Teaches 4-5 year olds

Quote : “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert H. Schuller

Catherine Wolter

Teaches 4 – 5 year olds

Quote: “Most of all let love guide your life.”
Col. 3.14

Roxanne Gorven

Teaches 3-4 year olds

Quote – “God is within her, she will not fail.”
Ps 46:5

Tamsin Johnson

Teaches 3-4 year olds

Quote: “Love is God’s most powerful weapon. In love, all things can be conquered.” Jarrid Wilson

Robyn Thorpe-Fairall

Quote: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23

Shayleen Rudd

Shayleen Rudd
Assistant Teacher

Teaches 15months – 2.5 years
Quote: “A childs life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” Robert Heinein.

Danica Rudd

Danica Rudd
Assistant Teacher

Quote: “Whether you colour the world or light it up blue, you are making a difference so keep being you”

Nomonde Mlamla
Assistant & Aftercare Director

Quote – “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

Neli Mbokazi
Teaching Assistant

Quote: “God stands by us when we’re down. He encourages us when we think of quitting, and He guides us when things seem confusing. He cares.

Precious Zondi
Teaching Assistant

Quote: “God’s plans for you are better than any plans you have for yourself. So don’t be afraid of God’s will, even if it’s differet from yours.”

Khanyi Nxumalo
Teaching Assistant

Sli Luthuli
Teaching Assistant

Quote – “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Grounds Keeper

Grounds keeper

Laura Krumm
Teacher assistant/Locum Teacher

Quote – “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart”

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

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.

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.

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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