Rainbow Nursery School

Rainbow Nursery School


Many, many thanks for all your contributions to helping Grace heal. THE FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED.

Grace is slowly getting back on her feet, with crutches, and has visited Jenny and the children recently. She has a very long and difficult road ahead and the love and support that she has received from the Rainbow community has helped her spirits enormously. Thank you all!
UPDATE: We have raised two thirds of our goal amount! What an outpouring of love and support for Grace. Thank you!

As well as needing at least 6 months of physio, she also requires her shoes to be changed and built up to compensate for a permanent shortening of her leg. Please share this! And let's see if we can reach our goal by the end of the week

Thank you to all who have helped with Grace's fundraiser! We are just over half way to achieving our goal of 6 months of physio to help her regain her strength and mobility. Thank you and thank you and thank you again!

Hi Jenny, we are moving to Rosebank in November and I would love my daughter to attend your nursery school. She is turning 2 in March 2016. Please can you let me know how I can access an application form. Best wishes, Jess [email protected]
Wonderful to see your "work place" Jenny!
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Rainbow Nursery School is a Waldorf inspired home based school for children 2 and half to 4 years ol School starts at 8.30 and ends at 12.30.

Rainbow Nursery is a long established (1993), home-based playgroup for children 2 and a half, to 4 in the last quarter of the year. It is run by a qualified pre-primary school teacher with an assistant. The school is open during term time and closely follows the Waldorf school’s calendar. Children can attend three, four or five days a week. As a teacher I work out of the Waldorf impulse and the in

Operating as usual


Sun catchers in the windowsill to bring cheerful light and warm colours into the playroom on these very chilly days.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 24/08/2023

After a long cold winter, spring is finally on the way. Today children painted spring fairy desses outdoors in the weak sunshine.


The beautiful sunny day had us dyeing fabric to be made into placemats and given to Rainbow Nursery School as a gift for our 30 birthday…. Watch this space!


Rainbow Nursery has opened for the 3rd term. The children arrived at school very happy back and in each others company again. Play resumed as if they hadn’t been away for 3 weeks!
We still have a few places available in the group for 2024, so do get in touch for a visit if your little one is turning 3 before June next year.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 23/06/2023

Today was our Midwinter’s Lantern Festival - potatoes baked in the fire, lantern lighting with sons, a warming meal of butternut soup and fire baked potatoes - even had time for a toasted marshmallow- ending with a satisfying table puppet story. So ends the 2nd term. We open for the 3rd term on Tuesday 18th July. Happy holidays.


Parents came last night to make children’s lanterns so beautifully for the Midwinter Lantern Festival on Friday 23rd June.


We have a very helpful boot gnome at school who always puts the boots in matching pairs and in a neat row.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 08/06/2023

No rainy weather stops the outdoor kitchen…


Autumn leaf printing today.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 25/05/2023

Fabric painting this rainy morning.


Happy Mothers Day. Children made these beautiful pressed flower transparencies. Thanks to Tessa and for the flower presses.


Children’s autumn leaf sticking decorating the playroom wall….gnomes dancing in the autumn leaves 🍁.


Plastercine modelling on Wednesday. Little hands create all kinds of creatures.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 26/04/2023

Plastercine modelling. A little garden full of creatures. Little hands doing fine motor work. Imaginations are working hard too.


Beautifully decorated little harvest pot gardens replete with gnomes living in them to help them grow…. ready to go home at the Harvest Festival and end of term tomorrow. School opens after Easter for the 2nd term on Wednesday 12th April. Happy Holidays to all families.


Rainbow Nursery is now open for applications for 2024. Do get in touch to arrange a Vit for your almost 3 year old little one. Also visit our website.


This has been a term of children coming and going…. 3 children joined us - 1 for 5 weeks and two for 8 weeks and then they went overseas. During that time two children joined the group. It’s been a term of settling in and exploring the play environment and learning to socialise. We’re now preparing for our Harvest Festival on Friday 24th, the last day of term.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 02/03/2023

Children enjoying the new sandpit at the children’s play park on the Rosebank Village Green this morning. Our weekly walks have started again.


We are coming to the end of the 4th week of term. The children are socialising and playing well together and enjoying all the routines of the morning. The new little ones are setting well and exploring the play environment and just starting to join the older children’s play.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 16/01/2023

Monday 16th 2023.
Rainbow Nursery comes to life after a restful holiday break. Today and tomorrow Grace and I clean and set up the playroom and garden. Children return on Wednesday at 3 for our Welcome Tea. School starts on Thursday. Looking forward to the year ahead in the company of these beautiful souls.


Friday was a Christmas Festival for children and parents. I asked that no photos or videos be taken. It was a lovely peaceful and well celebrated occasion. Goodbye to those children going on to other schools. We have learned and grown so much in each other’s company. Rainbow Nursery is now closed after a wonderfully fulfilling year. Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
We open again on Thursday 19th January 2023.


At the park today… children’s imaginations are so active now. To the left, a camp fire is made to braai marshmallows. To the right is a shoe shop.


Handwork stitching and beading almost finished.


Children have been busy making beautiful Christmas gifts cards and decorations. The end of the year is always a especially wonderous time at Rainbow Nursery School.


On Friday we took the children for a wonderful ramble, picnic and play in the river at the Upper Liesbeek Gardens. What a stunningly special place. 🤫


The Christmas elves are decorating the playroom, and so we begin a time of busy making as we prepare for the end of term Christmas Festival.
Meanwhile the pansies bloom at the playroom door and mother rain spider guards her basket of eggs in the ice cream bush.


Stick bread baked on our new fire pit.


Rainbow Nursery School opened for the 4th term today. Children returned joyfully happy to be back.


Rainbow Nursery School is now closed after a delightful Spring Festival on Friday 23rd.
School opens for the 4 th term on Tuesday 11th October.


Our gift from parents was this great fire pit with Weber grill. Today we made a fire and baked stick bread. Yum yum.


Rainbow Nursery School’s 29th birthday. It was a joyful and well celebrated morning. Many thanks to parents for their generous contributions to buy all these presents. The children opened them at ring time.


It’s Rainbow Nursery School’s birthday coming up on Friday this week. I’ve been sewing up a storm - new curtains and this new chair cover for children’s birthdays. Watch this space…..


Rainbow Nursery is having an early spring makeover! New curtains, fresh new look….more pictures to come. We are preparing for the school’s 29th birthday on September 9th.


We are longing for the sun to come out so we made sun catchers today, to shine beautiful colours into the playroom.

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Our Story

Welcome to Rainbow Nursery School. Rainbow Nursery is a long established (1993), home-based playgroup for children nearly 3, to those turning 5 in the last quarter of the year. It is run by a qualified pre-primary school teacher with an assistant. The school is open during term time and closely follows the Waldorf school’s calendar. School starts at 8.20 and ends at 12.30. Children can attend three, four or five days a week. As a teacher I work out of the Waldorf impulse and the indications of Rudolf Steiner for early childhood education. I endeavor to provide a secure, nurturing and homely environment for the young child so that they can feel safe, relaxed and happy to be away from home for a while each day.

I endeavor to meet the needs of the whole child at their particular developmental stage and in their unique family context. The curriculum I work with is appropriate for the needs of the 3 and 4 year old child whose creative imagination and fantasy play is beginning to awaken. The child’s creative play is fostered each day with storytelling, puppetry, and singing and games at ring time. Children learn through imitation and doing and so the days of the week are structured around creative activities, simple handwork projects, cooking, baking and gardening. Of course there is plenty of time for free play, and a healthy sensory motor environment is provided in the form of sand and water play, swings and a jungle gym. Each term ends with a seasonal festival for the children and this fosters a sense of wonderment at the natural world around them. Children’s birthdays are also special celebration when the normal activities are set aside for a special birthday ring and story.

I have a few requests of parents: For snack time your child will need to bring along a healthy snack such as whole wheat bread or crackers, a piece of fruit to share and a bottle of water. Children always need a change of clothes in case of accidents. The clothes and particularly the shoes that children wear to school should be easy for them to take off and put on themselves in order to foster independence. Clothing should be easy for children to move about in and not be a hindrance to going to the toilet on their own, and such that is does not matter if they get a little dirty during work and play time. After all, dirty clothes are a sure sign that your child has had an busy, industrious and fun filled morning at school!

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Soup day at Rainbow Nursery School. Yummy butternut soup. The children helped with all the peeling and chopping. #Waldor...
Out Wednesday walk, playing in the long grass next to the Liesbeek river. Summer is here.





2 Langton Road Mowbray
Cape Town

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 12:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:30
Thursday 08:30 - 12:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:30
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