Una van Staden - Johannesburg


I have been married to Riaan for 16 years and we have a very energetic and sporty ten year old daughter. I was a high school educator for 10 years before Amy was born, and I am the proud owner of Pikanini Baby Academy, who has been trained by childhood expert Karen van Zyl.

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. 

You can contact me on 082 456 8566 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me.



When and Why attend a Pikanini Play and Learn Workshop?

  • You are a mother of a young child (0 to 4 years)
  • You want to involve your babies grandparents in baby's stimulation
  • You are currently pregnant
  • You have to go back to work, and leave your precious child with a nanny, day mother, granny or au pair
  • You find it frustrating to fit in any stimulation classes and activities because most of them are scheduled during the day & week – when you have to be at work
  • You are confused as to what toys to buy for your baby in order to appropriately stimulate him?

Most of the stimulation activities can be incorporated into your child’s daily routine, so you can spend quality time with your child & maximize his potential while doing simple, everyday things such as bathing.

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