Gardens Nook Pre-School

Gardens Nook is a small pre-school operating in Gardens, Cape Town. We cater for children between the ages of 3 and 6.

For children entering the Grade R year, parents should be advised that we will only be pursuing formal registration with the WCED during the course of 2016. Our Grade R programme, however, does fulfil the necessary criteria for children preparing for Grade 1. We invite you to take some time to browse our website/page and learn more about the intentions, philosophy and nature of Gardens Nook Pre-School. Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts or queries.

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HOW DO I CHOOSE A SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD? | This conversation is open to parents of children of any age, whether you're part of our school community or not.

The intention is to create a space for parents to share their thoughts as well as hear some of the insights gained by the school's founders through their research and experience.

Please register for the event at:

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 5 Vriende Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 (Starts 19:15)
Date: Monday, 1 August 2022



We have some exciting news to share… Three Peaks School is growing! We are delighted to welcome Mr. Van Der Merwe as our principal and wish him everything of the best as he leads the school forward.



Mrs Skead founded Gardens Nook Pre-School before going on to pioneer Three Peaks School.
This is why she did it and why she continues to teach here:

“When looking for a Pre-School for our four year old daughter, I yearned for a gentle home environment that welcomed the weaknesses and strengths that I knew to be true of my child. A place that would warmly embrace and nurture her person as well as partner with me in this daunting yet exciting journey of parenting. It was in this search that I came across Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education that seemed to resonate with all that I had hoped a school to be. With a desire to see this form of education in action and have it accessible to many more families, Gardens Nook Pre-School was born.

Visit us online at for more information about Three Peaks School and Gardens Nook Pre-School.


ONE OF OUR CORE BELIEFS | 📗Children are to be continuously engaged with inspirational ideas and meaningful work. ✏️

📚School should be a place where children come to flourish!


The Balance of Nature | 🍂Our Gardens Nook children love exploring outdoors, finding treasures and learning about the delicate balance of nature.🍁


There is no stopping an inspired child.😃We are thrilled to hear that our Grade R students already aspire to become great writers!📚



Join us as we engage with the idea of what actually constitutes Christian education and its importance for parents and churches as we think about the task of discipleship in the lives of our children in the present culture.

As parents, it can often feel like there are more questions than answers when it comes to helping our children engage with a world that increasingly feels like it is starting from a different set of ideas in determining what is good, beautiful and true.

Believing that we need a space to engage carefully, thoughtfully and biblically with these questions, we’ve decided to launch a forum that will serve the home and church, dedicated to thinking through what it means to disciple children in an increasingly secular context. We hope this will be the first of more helpful events like this.

The evening will consist of a presentation and a time of participatory Q&A around the ideas raised.

Please register for the event here:
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 5 Vriende Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 (Starts 19:15)
Date: Tuesday 8 June 2021


Working mom needing more time? Gardens Nook Pre-School is now offering an extended care programme until 2pm. For more information on our school and philosophy of education, please visit


At Gardens Nook, we believe in a gentle approach to starting pre-school, which is why we offer a flexible 2 to 5 day programme. For more information on our school and philosophy of education, please see


We’d all rather forget March 2020...make this March an easier one. Enrol at Gardens Nook Pre-School before the end of the month and your first month is on us. For more information on our school and philosophy of education, please see

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5 Vriende Street
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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