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

We invite you to take some time to browse our website and learn more about the intentions, philosophy and nature of Gardens Nook Pre-School.

Gardens Nook exists to provide a “living education,” where each child is guided and empowered to author a full and free life, a life rich in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, and all of creation. Thus, our primary concern is the kind of child each child is becoming, not the mastery of particular data or technique, for we are confident that the child who masters the art of learning will attain his or her full potential for mastering data and technique. Children who master the art of relating well to God, self, others, ideas, and creation will attain the fullness of life for which they were created. To this end, Gardens Nook Pre-School partners with Ambleside Schools International for curriculum support and teacher training as we seek to apply the pedagogical insights of the pioneering British educator Charlotte Mason in our own context today.

Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts or queries.