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 old. The group accommodates 12 children. It is run by Jenny Wyeth with her assistant Grace Hlangu.

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. School starts at 8.30 and ends at 12.30. Children can attend three, four or five days a week. As a teacher I

Operating as usual


Mothers Day cards - a collage of pressed leaves a Bougainville flowers. Children had a wonderful time creating these.

Desirable Acts Of Belonging 12/04/2022

Desirable Acts Of Belonging

Rudolf Steiner, the founding philosopher of the Waldorf school pedagogy, built his approach upon the idea that young children ought to be be immersed in environments in which they were surrounded by adults engaged in practical day-to-day activities and projects. Rather than assigning tasks to children, the adults' role is simply to go about their business of living, including children when they wish to be included and answering questions. Not only do children learn the basic skills of life in this way, but they also see that participating in practical day-to-day activities and projects are desirable acts of belonging, of community.

Desirable Acts Of Belonging A couple weeks ago, one of our toilets stopped flushing: the chain that connects the tank lever to the flapper had broken. I...


Our Harvest Festival today was a joyous occasion with parents joining us for the puppet play story at the end. This marks the end of term. We open for the 2nd term on Wednesday 20th April.


The Harvest Festival was this morning and the end of term. This is the display of childrens pot gardens with seed mandalas decorations….If you look carefully you’ll spot the little gum nut gnomes hiding in the long grass.

Media 26/03/2022


https://www.waldorf-resources.org/media. This Vimeo on Free Play in Brazilian Waldorf Kindergartens is breathe taking and gives such great insight into the aims of the Waldorf early childhood environment.

Media A look at how and why Waldorf education values child-initiated free play in their kindergartens, from the perspective of Brazil.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 22/03/2022

We begin to prepare a creative project for the coming Harvest Festival next week - seed mandalas.

Rainbow Nursery School updated their phone number. 13/03/2022

Rainbow Nursery School updated their phone number.

Rainbow Nursery School updated their phone number.

Rainbow Nursery School updated their business hours. 13/03/2022

Rainbow Nursery School updated their business hours.

Rainbow Nursery School updated their business hours.

Rainbow Nursery School updated their information in their About section. 13/03/2022

Rainbow Nursery School updated their information in their About section.

Rainbow Nursery School updated their information in their About section.


Rainbow Nursery School is now open for applications for 2023. We do have one place open in the current group. Parents are welcome to contact me to arrange a visit with their child.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 20/02/2022

Our summer and sea theme over the past weeks..


First birthday of the year. Flowers and gifts for the birthday child.


Friday is baking day and there is nothing more satisfying then for a child to take home a freshly made bread role to share with family. The children knead and shape the lovely warm dough and decorate it with raisins. Then into the oven they all go. 20 minutes later out comes a well risen crusty roll that tastes delicious. It’s the simple things… give us this day our daily bread.


Rainbow Nursery opens today with a Welcome Tea at 3pm for the children of the group of 2022. Grace and I look forward to meeting you all.
The 1st day of term is on Thursday. Best wishes to everyone.


Happy New Year for 2022. Here’s looking forward to a much improved year. The wheels at Rainbow Nursery are beginning to turn with lots of sprucing up to be done for the new group of children. We have a Welcome Tea at 3 on Wednesday 19th and school opens on Thursday 20th. Still lots of holiday time! 😊


Rainbow Nursery has closed after a beautiful and joyous Christmas Festival. Happy holidays to everyone, a blessed Christmas and a new year that will be a big improvement on this last one!


Final finishing of children’s Christmas projects… heavenly scented lavender cushions.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 27/11/2021

Children busy decorating stars.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 24/11/2021

The Christmas Festival is approaching fast. Children are so busy creating beautiful gifts and decorations.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 07/11/2021

On Friday we had a wonderful annual outing. A morning spent in nature at the Upper Liesbeek Gardens.


Dear Parents! Two places have become open at Rainbow Nursery School for 2022. If your child is almost 3, and you’re still looking for just the right playgroup for them, please drop message on this page. I would love to have you come and visit.


Mother duck with her ducklings in the river.


Our handwork projects - little by little every morning…. slowly they get done.


Out Wednesday walk, playing in the long grass next to the Liesbeek river. Summer is here.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 10/10/2021

Rainbow Nursery School opened for the 4th Term on Tuesday the 5th October. The garden is bursting forth with spring growth to welcome the children. So much to see and do in nature.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 17/09/2021

We ended the term with a joyful Spring Festival this morning.
Two weeks of holiday and the we open for the 4th term on Tuesday 5th October.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 12/09/2021

We children have been busy preparing for our Spring Festival on Friday this week.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 05/09/2021

On Friday we celebrated Rainbow 🌈 Nursery School’s 28th birthday with a big cake and present for the children to open. One of them being the being a new picnic blanket made by Shweshwe Baby. In spite of the rain it was a joyful morning indoors.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 09/08/2021

We long for the sun to return on these cold rainy days at the end of winter, so we make sun catchers to catch the golden rays and bring warmth and light into the playroom.


Rainbow Nursery School opened for the 3rd term on Tuesday 13 July. We have had a few weeks with many children away with horrible coughs and colds.


Rainbow Nursery School open on Tuesday 13th July for the 3rd Term. It was a slow start with quite a few children away. This now have a full group and children are enjoying long periods of settled indoor play with the cold and rainy winter weather.


The end of our lantern walk. Thanks to Michael Wyeth for this lovely pic.


The Lantern Walk on the Rosebank Village Green was magical.

Photos from Rainbow Nursery School's post 20/06/2021

The term ended on Friday with our Mid winter Lantern Festival and the much anticipated Lantern Walk in the gathering darkness along the Liesbeek River.

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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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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