What We Offer

Some of the activities and services we offer your children at Bright Buttons Pre-School.

Extra-murals

There are 6 extra-mural activities currently available at the school. This caters for ball skills, creative expression as well as cognitive extension.

Kiddinastics, Playball, Ballet, Abagility Maths Club, Little Strikers, Extension Reading.
The Grade R children also have Music, Young Engineers and Drama

Ballet
Ballet
Ballet

Outings /Excursions:

We do a termly outing related to our theme for the term. The children so look forward to their theme-related outings which reinforce what they have learnt that term. We do require the help of some parents for transport to and from an excursion.

Puppet Shows
Every term the children get to watch a puppet show, generally related to the theme.

Fun /Water Day
At the end of every term we put up a Jumping Castle and Tunnel for the children to have fun in. On hot days we put the water slide out as well as the sprinkler, and the children have loads of fun playing in the water.ueries with regards to any of the above.

Baker Day
This is on Fridays, when we bake or make something with the children that is related to the theme. It is much fun and they so look forward to it.

Library

Books are the foundation of learning. at Bright Buttons books and story time are very important for language development, which is why we have extensive library. Your child will be issued with a library bag in which they can put their library book that they have chosen. They can take a new library book every day.

The library books will be related to the theme they are learning that term. This reinforces what they have already learnt, as children learn mainly through repetition

Specialist Therapists

We have a Speech Therapist and an Occupational Therapist who come to the school to assess children if the teachers feel this is necessary. Should there be a need for therapy, the therapists are available to do this at school.

Extension and Remedial

We offer extension lessons as well as remedial lessons from Gr R through to Gr 3, Taught by either Ingrid Green or our Qualified Remedial Teacher Ilana.

Parties

Bright Buttons hosts wonderful birthday parties. There is a covered veranda and three playgrounds to play in with outdoor equipment. Included in the price is the use of Bright Buttons catering equipment as well as a staff member to wash up for you.

If you are interested in booking a party then please contact us on info@brightbuttons.co.za or 031 7652532

Birthday Rings

On their birthday, or a day near their birthday, the teacher will organize a birthday ring for the birthday child. Parents are welcome to attend. You will also be asked to bring some cupcakes, a cake or iced biscuits for the children to share with their friends. They love this special attention.

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.

Events at Bright Buttons

Valentine’s Day(Feb)
The children dress up in red or pink and make a valentine’s craft.

Easter (Apr)
We have an Easter hat parade and an Easter egg hunt. The children go with the little basket they have made in search of Easter eggs.

Mother’s Day (May), Father’s Day ( June), Grandparents’ Day (Aug)
Moms, dads and grandparents all get to come on their special day to be spoilt with tea and cake and get to spend an hour with their child/grandchild doing orgainised arts and craft set up by the teachers, as well as to listen to a poem and a song.

School Concert
We put on an amazing school concert every year, which is eagerly anticipated by the children. Every child gets to participate and sing and dance in numerous songs. This allows the child to show their talent in singing, dancing, speaking and acting. However, more importantly it allows an opportunity for the shy child to be gently encouraged to come out of his or her shell. There is a part for each child, and this is usually the annual highlight for the children.

Our classes are arranged into age by colour

Rainbow

15 months - 2.5 years

Yellow

2 - 3 years

Red

3 - 4 years

Orange

3 - 4 years

Purple

4 - 5 years

Green

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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