Welcome to Pikanini!
Pikanini Baby Academy offers early childhood developmental experts that provide a range of private consultations and workshops to empower parents to deal with the challenges of parenting.
Pikanini is here to help new and seasoned parents figure out the stimulation, sleeping and caregiving issues of their babies, toddlers. Leaving mommy and daddy to relax, love and have fun with their babies.
We want to provide you with experience and sound advice collected over the past 11 years. It's not just about teaching you how to play with your newborn - our qualified facilitators will help you to stimulate and nurture your baby. We will give you advice on establishing sensible routines and sound sleeping habits. We want to partner with you to develop, encourage and nurture well-rounded children.
Pikanini will help you become a positive, pro-active parent that is ready to face any new challenge!
About the Owner: Una van Staden
I have been married to Riaan for 16 years and we have a very energetic and sporty ten year daughter.
I am the proud owner of Pikanini Baby Academy and have worked extensively with Karen van Zyl, the previous owner. I have appeared on eTV’s Great Expectations Show as a guest. I have also been a guest speaker at the Kids and Baby Expo, The Baba Indaba Sandton,The Toddler Seminar, The Multiple Birth Association Seminar ,The Angelcare Seminar as well as Mamamagic Jhb. The Pikanini Brand has become a recognized and trusted source that promises expert, professional advice and services in the early childhood development field. We believe in a multi-professional & holistic approach and combine years of experience and knowledge gained in the fields of social work, play therapy and early childhood development. I have a desire to teach and empower parents and caregivers in such a way to enhance their experience of motherhood and to aid them to unlock the child's true potential. Stimulating a child's mind can result in a child who is engaged and excited about the world.
- Play & Learn Workshops (0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years)
- Regular Mommy Mornings (Fun and Educational)
- Sleep and Routine Consultations
- Baby Care Training (for parents, nannies, caregivers or au-pairs)
No parent is ever issued with a manual for their child, but our experience will certainly save you lots of time, frustration and unhappiness!