Welcome to Tilly’s Nest were we believe all children are unique individuals. We are a husband and wife team but also parents so know how important quality childcare is and how important the peace of mind is of leaving your child in the care of others. Our bilingual school will provide learners with a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Tilly’s Nest is a family run business and the key to our service is the delivery of a home from home environment .
Our number one priority is your child’s well being.
Any questions please to not hesitate to contact Heather or Leon.

Tilly’s Nest Owners

Leon Serfontein

Heather Serfontein

Contact info

73 Frederick Cooper Drive, Kenmare, 1739

011 955 2815 / 0711 955 945


Additional items

Please send these additional items: Toothbrush/toothpaste, sun lotion, blanket, one small snack and a drink.


We have either qualified or highly experienced teachers all who have police clearance and 1st aid.

Nursery times

The Nursery school hours are from 6:00 until 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Half day is until 14:00.


Tilly’s Nest is open all year apart from public holidays and a short period over December.


The Nursery provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Parents please provide a small healthy snack for 10:00

Health and safety

Parents must indicate who is permitted to collect their children.

Children must be signed in and out daily

Medicine will only be administered if signed in by a parent/carer.

Children running a fever are requested not to attend nursery please.

CCTV is installed inside and outside


Tilly’s Nest follows the educational program Play Learn Win

Play learn win is developed according to the ELDAS as prescribed by the Department of Basic Education. The curriculum does have themes but as it is based on developmental standards and not themes, we can use the weekly and daily planning within any theme. The curriculum is based on learning through play, Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.
Key ways that young children learn include playing, being with other people, being active, exploring and new experiences, talking to themselves, communication with others, meeting physical and mental challenges, being shown how to do new things, practicing and repeating skills and having fun