Why Cottontails is not just another nursery school in Northcliff

Cottontails is a nursery school in Northcliff that I started from my home in 1982. At the time I was a stay-at-home mom and the nursing sister of our local, Fairlands, clinic asked if I could look after some young children so their moms could work.

The nursery school ran successfully for a few years so I decided to approach the head of Children’s Institutions of the Johannesburg Health Department to ask for her advice. My aim was to create the best nursery school in Northcliff by building bigger and better facilities, providing exceptional care and providing pre school education for local children. I decided to call my nursery school, Cottontails.

Department of Health logo on Cottontials Nursery School website

Happy Children at Cottontails Day Care in Northcliff41 Years serving Northcliff

Thirty years on, Cottontails is now a fully-fledged nursery school servicing Northcliff, Fairlands, Randpark, Berario, Blackheath and surrounding areas. Our happy children learn through play and get equipped with the important skills they need to enter formal schooling. Many of our graduating children go on to a variety of schools in the area and to build on the foundation they built at Cottontails Nursery School. Our past pupils are highly successful individuals.

Cottontails remains family-owned and run and we are proud to be the longest standing nursery school in Northcliff with one owner.

At Cottontails the children and parents become part of our family. Although Cottontails has grown over the years, we remain close-knit with a firm focus on what is best for your child.

About our pupilsLearning Children at Cottontails Day Care in Northcliff

I get so proud that past pupils of Cottontails feel comfortable to visit us from time to time. I love hearing about their journey after pre-school and they often speak about the fond memories they have from nursery school.

It touches me when I am honoured with invitations to matric valedictions, 21st birthday celebrations, and weddings from past pupils who still feel part of the Cottontails family.

I am proud of the part that Cottontails Nursery School has played in shaping the lives of children in the local Northcliff community. My staff and I are very proud of the children that have attended our nursery school and what they have gone on to do.

I could not have done any of this without the support of my dedicated and skilled staff, some of whom have have been with Cottontails for over 20 years. In bringing your child to Cottontails you are not just joining any old nursery school in Northcliff, you are joining a family who care. I would like to invite you and your child to be part of that family. Click here to arrange a visit and see for yourself.