Find private mainstream & alternative schools, tutors, homeschool help in West Rand

Find the ideal school for your child, tutors that can help or educational shows. Select the area and kind of school above, then browse below.

Smart Brats Nursery School

Allens Nek, Roodepoort

Daycare with a nurturing environment and all meals included.
From 12 mnths - 6 yrs old

The Little Ashford Preschool

Senderwood, Germiston; Rhodesfield, Kempton Park; Rosebank, Norwood, Linden, Nort...

Little Ashford nursery school, creche, daycare and holiday care is every child's dream home awa...
From 3 mnths - 6 yrs old

Leo's Puppets and Edutainment

Fun and entertaining marionette and ventriloquist puppet shows and online shows for kids partie...
From 2 - 8 yrs old

Kumon Education West Rand

Randfontein, Soweto, Power Park, Zakariyya Park, Azaadville, Featherbrooke, Monumen...

Maths and English learning programmes in the West Rand plus all areas of Gauteng
From 3 yrs - All ages

Kleuterzone Horison

Horison Park , Roodepoort

Preschool educating leaders of the future in a nurturing and loving way.
From 3 mnths - 5 yrs old

iRainbow Educational Software

An interactive offline educational software for students, focusing on Mathematics, English, and...
From 6 - 14 yrs old

The Little Schoolhouse

Horison, Helderkruin, Roodepoort

Nursery school, Day care, child care, creche Horison, Helderkruin, Roodepoort, West Rand, Pre s...
From 3 mnths - 5 yrs old

Bizzy Hands Puppet Company

We specialise in live puppet shows featuring social-emotional learning. All shows can be perfor...
All ages

Master Maths & Science Florida Park

Florida North, Roodepoort

Qualified tutors offer indvidual extra maths tuition for Gr 4-12 plus science for Gr 10-12, ful...
From 10 yrs old

Skye College

Honeydew, Honeydew Ridge, Roodepoort

Our contemporary private preschool, preparatory and high school is doing education differently....
From 3 mnths - 14 yrs old

Wild and Earthly

Mobile Farm Animals and Educational Animal Shows for Birthday Parties and School programs. Anim...
All ages

Future Nation Schools: Fleurhof

Fleurhof, Roodepoort

Network of independent schools offering quality, affordable, African-centred, technology-focuse...
From 18 mnths - 18 yrs old

Crawford International

Bryanston, Fourways, Lonehill, Fourways, Lonehill, Lonehill, Sandton; Ruimsig, R...

Private school. Crawford International offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning j...
From 3 - 18 yrs old

Spellbound Puppets

Book now! Great interactive shows for birthday parties, schools; holiday programmes; or organiz...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Little Ashford Preschool Florida Hills

Florida Hills, Roodepoort

Nursery school, creche, daycare and holiday care in Florida Hill. Every child's dream home away...
From 3 mnths - 6 yrs old

The Learning Point

Organisers of quality education exhibitions in convenient locations nationally.
All ages

Little Ashford Preschool Florida Park

Florida Park, Roodepoort

Nursery school, creche, daycare and holiday care in Florida Park. Every child's dream home away...
From 3 mnths - 6 yrs old

Academic Coaches

Cognitive brain skills assessments. Programs for kids that help to strengthen and develop core ...
From 4 yrs - All ages

Kumon Education SA

Maths and English learning programmes in all areas of Gauteng
From 3 yrs - All ages

Yellowwood Tutor Centre

Ruimsig, Roodepoort

A progressive alternative to mainstream education!
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Edufun4kids Preschool

Ruimsig, Roodepoort

Nursery school, daycare, holiday club & drop and shop
From 6 wks - 6 yrs old

Discover Montessori

Discovery, Roodepoort

Montessori pre-school from ages 2 to 6,
From 18 mnths - 6 yrs old


BrainAbility works with kids and adults of all ages, training the cognitive skills the brain us...
From 6 yrs - All ages

Edu-Fun Subscription Box

Theme and play-based monthly educational subscription box with phonics, math, art, reading, pla...
From 3 - 6 yrs old

Crawford International Ruimsig

Ruimsig, Roodepoort

Private school. Crawford International Ruimsig offers each student a personalised, mentored, le...
From 3 - 18 yrs old


Puppet shows -fun, educational, schools, parties, libraries,
From 2 - 8 yrs old

Abacus Maths Witpoortjie Branch

Witpoortjie, Roodepoort

Using the ancient Japanese abacus, we teach children to unlock the true potential of their brai...
From 3 - 14 yrs old

Nova Pioneer West High

Jackal Creek Estate, Roodepoort

Private school education using the Cambridge Curriculum that prepares students for success in t...
From 14 yrs old

Vuleka School

Rosebank, Dunkeld, Northriding, Randburg; Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort

Mainstream Primary Schools & a Special Needs School Anglican Diocesan Schools offering excellen...
From 5 - 13 yrs old

Future Nation Schools

Lyndhurst, Fleurhof, Roodepoort

Network of independent schools offering quality, affordable, African-centred, technology-focuse...
From 18 mnths - 18 yrs old

Nova Pioneer

Beyerspark, Boksburg; Ormonde, Ormonde, Johannesburg South; Halfway Gardens, Carls...

Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world class, affordable educat...
From 2 - 18 yrs old

Daybridge International High School

Florida Park, Roodepoort

Private high school that teaches the Cambridge curriculum : Foundation (Grade 8-9), IG and AS l...
From 13 - 18 yrs old

Ambulante Academy - Akademie

Noordheuwel, Krugersdorp

Registered independent English and Afrikaans medium school with 12 years experience, grade R to...
From 5 - 16 yrs old

Au Pair Extraordinaire

Magaliessig, Sandton

We are a Johannesburg-based au pair, tutor and babysitter placement agency which prides itself ...
All ages

Preschools what are the different approaches to learning?

Preschools generally accept kids from 4 to 6 years old but with the variety of schools we have on offer, you will find preschools starting from as young as 18 months old. Some of these function as daycare centres as well and offer you aftercare services, for your peace of mind. Most of the preschools or nursery schools have their own curriculum and focus on the idea of having a caring, nurturing environment where kids can enjoy, learn and flourish. They also offer extra murals such as swimming, drama, sport and more.
There are a few different approaches to early childhood development so we will touch on a few to help you make your decision.

Montessori preschools

These schools aim to create a calm, child-centered learning environment. The idea is for children to learn individually and at their own pace by moving freely around the room and choosing from a wide range of hands-on, age-appropriate activities that are designed to teach specific skills. The range of Montessori nursery schools in this directory are also varied and you need to enquire directly to find out how each school applies these principles of learning.

The Reggio Emilia approach

This is a child-centred approach to learning and teaching where children learn by experience. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery.

Primary Schools and high schools

There is a wide range of private primary schools and high schools aside from government schools in West Rand. Private schools with small classes create an intimate environment where children may have the advantage of being exposed to additional learning material and experiences. Different primary and high schools follow different curricula, either the prescribed CAPS curriculum, the Montessori approach, blended learning, may involve technology based classes and usually offer extra mural activities.

Alternative schools

Is your child struggling to cope in a mainstream school? We have seen a rise in alternative schooling in South Africa. The common element of these schools is that most of them have small classes and intimate environments where kids can thrive. There are various curricula including the Cambridge system, Impaq, CAPS and even a Finnish model of teaching.


Homeschools or learning centres by definition means a child is taught by their parents or a tutor. The need for these new spaces of learning has emerged in response to a variety of factors including parents dissatisfaction with the methods used at traditional schools or when a cultural or religious group feels discriminated against in a mainstream setting. The need for homeschooling and homeschooling support in West Rand has grown enormously in the past couple of years. This schooling environment allows each child to be given individual attention and learn at their own pace.

Several other alternative options

Online schools became the norm as Covid-19 struck globally. Many parents have found this suitably easier and have stuck with it.

For schools that focus on specific arts such as dance, drama, music or art you can find performing arts schools in West Rand.

Parents that need special needs schools, we have a list of special needs schools that assist and care for kids with downs syndrome, autism, hearing impaired, ADHD, disabilities and more.

What about extra lessons for children struggling to cope?

We have an extensive list of tutors that can assist your child with a specific subject or all subjects in general. Tutors can change the way your child feels about learning be it languages or maths, accounting or science, tutors are on hand to help.

Teacher and school resources

If you are a teacher you may find it useful in keeping with the times to browse through our educational shows. Companies and individuals that visit schools teaching them valuable life skills, environmental awareness, animal care and so much more.

Begin your search

We hope we have helped to make your decision in finding the appropriate school for your child easier with our easy-to-use directory. For teachers, the resources we have advertised makes teaching all the more fun and fulfilling.