Whilst in high school, I started babysitting children where I realised I had a passion for working with children. Although I was advised to further my education in Financial Management during my tertiary BCom studies, I decided to continue working with children as an Au Pair whilst studying. Thereafter, I worked as a Financial Advisor for a period of 3 years.
Originally from Johannesburg, I moved to Cape Town at the end of 2014 to assist my mother in a business venture of opening a guest house. We had successfully opened the guest house, when I decided to follow my true passion of assisting parents and helping children with behavioural issues. I was fortunate to meet a wonderful family who hired me as their family Au Pair, and my fascinating journey of working with children started once again.
I decided to further my education in Child Psychology. I realised that much of our lives as adults and our relationships are shaped by our childhood and relationship with our parents. The way in which we are brought up, and how our parents communicated with us as children really have a large impact on many aspects of our lives.
My aim is for parents and caregivers to better understand developmental stages of a child in order to understand and address behavioural challenges in homes, that parents can better communicate with their children, that children are better understood, a mutually respectful relationship is formed and that a balance can be obtained so that both parents and children develop to their full potential. My goal is also to empower parents in their parenting journeys, to make decisions that work for you, not what society dictates you should be doing. You know your child better than anyone, you are the expert on your own child, and I create a non-judgemental and safe space for you to share all your concerns.
To conclude my story, I am a single mom to two handsome boys. We reside in beautiful Cape Town, where I continue to follow my passions, ensuring we live each day to the fullest.
Besides the below, I am an avid reader and researcher, so I stay up to date with the current parenting, behavioural, brain and child development research and information.
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Positive Parenting Skills Training
Certificate in Child Psychology
Certificate in First Aid
Academic Record and Credits (BCom Financial Management)
I have 11 years of experience in working closely with children on a one-on-one basis.
In addition, I have experience in working with children with the following challenges, but not limited to:
ADD / ADHD
Discipline issues / challenges
My philosophy is simple: Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.