Parent Information

 Birthday celebrations
Dietary requirements catered for
eg. Halaal
Music and Sports



Our school caters for children aged 12 months (walking age) – up to 5/6 years


Children are divided into 3 classes :


  • Rainbow Class (Youngest toddlers – up to 3 years)

  • Moonlight Class (3 years – up to 4 years)

  • Sunbeam Class (4 years – up to 5/6 years)



Drop off time :


07:00 – 08:15

School activities begin at 08:30. Breakfast is served until 08:30.


Before your child’s first day of school an orientation and handover will be conducted – we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for this.


Collection time : 


12:00 - 12:30     Rainbow Class

12:30 - 13:00     Moonlight and Sunbeam Class


Children not collected by 13:00 will automatically be signed up for

Extended Care (fees applicable) where they will be given lunch


Children not collected by 14:00 will automatically be signed up for After Care

(fees applicable) and go to rest/have quiet play until 15:00 with the Aftercare children.




Dates are subject to change but in this event clear communications will occur.


The Secret Garden Playschool operates on a 2 term calendar, with July and December being our main holiday months. 2 short half term breaks take place in March/April and September and these are aligned with private school holidays / mid-term breaks.

Term Dates for 2021

Term 1:  19 January  (Wed)  –  25 June (Fri)            Mid Term Break :     01 April (Fri = close) – 12 April (Mon = return)


Term 2:  20 July (Tues)  –  08 December (Wed)       Mid Term Break :     23 Sept (Thurs = close) – 29 Sept (Wed = return)


School is closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays.


*Please Note : Should a public holiday fall on a Thursday or a Tuesday, school will be closed on the Friday or Monday in between.


Holiday Care is offered in the first 1 or 2 weeks of the July & December holidays subject to demand. This will be arranged and communicated in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Please note that there is an additional charge for Holiday Care.



A minimum of two full calendar month’s written notice is required when a child is leaving the school.



A positive and open relationship with fluid communication between a child’s teacher, school and home is in his/her best interests.


The Secret Garden Playschool teachers have your child’s best interest at heart

at all times and demonstrating parental support for the teacher is valuable to your

child’s well being.



Where possible, we aim to recognize and attend to any potential learning

difficulties before your child’s entry into Grade 0/R.  Occasionally a professional

assessment may be required to provide a child with the specialized assistance

they need. Parents and Teachers will communicate in depth should your child’s

teachers feel that this is necessary.



When your child joins the school, please ensure that the following items are brought and left at school for the year:


  1. 2 changes of clothing (a warm and a cool set please)

  2. 1 sun hat

  3. 1 long apron

  4. 1 hand towel (no bath towels please)

  5. 1 face cloth

  6. 1 plastic bag

  7. 1 drawstring bag for all of the above (small bags please as hanging space is limited)

  8. 6 large boxes of tissues are required each year. These can be supplied as 3 boxes each term, being January & July or all 6 boxes in January.

  9. One pack of correctly sized nappies for children in the Rainbow class

The Secret Garden Playschool

54 Bryanston Drive

Bryanston, JHB 2191

Tel: 011-463 5923

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School Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 5:30pm


Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 1:30pm


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