Calli Crouser – GAP Blouberg, Cape Town
Calli feels beyond blessed to be waking up every morning fueled by her passion, after spending 7 years in the corporate world. She has two beautiful boys, Carlisle and Kole, who keep her on her toes! Calli’s love for GAP started after both boys attended GAP groups and she instantly knew little people were her calling. Now she is relishing the opportunity to welcome new moms, dads, carers and babies into the GAP world. Calli adores watching how the little ones grow and learn while having fun through sensory play.
Calli is currently studying Early Childhood development, as well as pouring her heart into being a mom and wife.Contact Calli Crouser
Cath Williams – GAP Durbanville, Cape Town
I knew when I was very young that I wanted to teach! I would “teach” anyone who would sit still long enough for me to impart my “knowledge” (including our dogs, cats, ducks!). I qualified in 1986 from the University of KwaZulu Natal and have over the years taught at high school and primary school levels. For the past 16 years I focused my passion on younger children between the ages of two and six. Motherhood in 1995 had totally changed my perspective on things – no degree can prepare you to be a mom.
That’s when I realised that I needed to re-direct my energy, so I opened my own home-based school in 2004 to help other moms with their children’s development and growth, sharing my experience and knowledge with them. During this time I have seen a big shift in our little people and their parents as we all battle with the stresses and strains of life in a developing and very challenging society. When I read about the Groovy Adventurers Programme it re-ignited my passion to impart knowledge – there are simple and easy ways to live sensory-smart lives and everyone should get the chance to know about them! If you nurture the roots, the tree will produce abundant fruit. I look so forward to being of service to our community! I live in Kenridge, Durbanville with my husband Gavin and we have two amazing kids, Claire who is 24 and Matt who is 22.Contact Cath Williams
Shan Bosman – GAP Hillcrest
Shan is a proud mom to a beautiful daughter Mila-Rae. She was born two months premature so Shan has her hands full with extreme lengths on getting her from milestone to milestone and making sure she is healthy and on par. Shan is a single mom who leaps at any opportunity to spend more time with her child as to why GAP was such an exciting new adventure, allowing her to spend time at home with her daughter whilst working. Shan believes that GAP is a wonderful program that can not only help with her daughter through her different stages, but also other moms. Shan has always had a deep love and passion for children as well as special needs children.
Shan is a licensed and registered ambulance assistant with the HPCSA, as being able to care for others and help others is something she cares deeply about.Contact Shan Bosman
Neesha Pema – GAP East London
Neesha is mum to two beautiful boys just 19 months apart. Having two children so close in age has certainly kept her and husband, Sheridan, on their toes. After qualifying as a dentist from Stellenbosch University, and working in this field for 8 years, becoming a stay at home mum has been a welcome change. Neesha enjoys bringing value to people’s lives, and her open nature will help put you at ease. Her personal experience as a mom in GAP groups with both her sons and GAP training offers insight and has equipped her to offer support and advice to other mums. GAP has meant a lot to Neesha as a mum. It’s the desire to share this homely comfy learning experience with other mums that prompted her decision to bring GAP to East London. She is excited to introduce you to the world of GAP!Contact Neesha Pema
Alet Deysel – GAP Bloemfontein, Groenvlei
Alet is a full-time mom of three beautiful children. Being a stay at home mom has enabled her to see the development and potential of children. This has inspired her to learn more, and so she has equipped herself with the GAP training program.
Alet has a degree in communications and experience in being a facilitator that would be of great value to each mom joining the program. Alet is a wonderful mom and knows first-hand of the importance of playing with your child. Alet puts a lot of value in her children and would like to share her homely, comfy learning experience and knowledge with other moms. She is excited to introduce you to the world of GAP!Contact Alet Deysel
Raquel Smith – GAP Alberton
Raquel is a mom to 3 amazing and very busy children. After years in the beauty industry and corporate world, she knew she wanted to be involved in children’s lives and help families improve on the everyday challenges of having children. Raquel decided she wanted to be a teacher and started as a swimming instructor. In this role, she saw many children that struggled with blowing bubbles, putting their heads under water etc., leading her to wonder about their foundational sensory and motor skill development. Raquel then found an opportunity teaching music and movement, which was fun and fulfilling for her. Again, gaps in the children’s development worried her. On hearing about GAP, she knew it was exactly what young babies and toddlers needed. Raquel is excited to teach families how to enjoy every little milestone their little one achieves and to understand the sensory development of their babies. Since her GAP training, she has implemented simple ideas in her home, which has made noticeable differences resulting in calmer, happier children! She is excited to start GAP as she believes every single child deserves the absolute best start in life with strong foundations!Contact Raquel Smith
Ruth Erasmus – GAP Claremont
Ruth is a dedicated mom to her one year old daughter. Originally with a background in environmental education, tour guiding and travel, she has discovered a new passion since becoming a mom, and has a real heart for moms with babies.
Every new mom wants to give their children the absolute best start in life, but it is not always easy to know how to do this. Ruth is an avid researcher, and since becoming a mom to a very extroverted, strong willed and sensory seeking child, she has learned so much, especially about how important appropriate sensory stimulation is for development and bonding. The desire to share her experiences, and passion to equip new moms to be the best they can be, has resulted in Ruth joining GAP as a facilitator.Contact Ruth Erasmus
Leanne Salotto & Buhle Ndlovu – GAP Fourways
Leanne is the proud mother to a 5-year-old son and 2 year old daughter. She has always had a keen interest in the early development of her children and more so since her son started showing signs of having “Sensory Processing” and “Eating” issues. She researched, spoke to therapists and teachers and became completely invested in being there to support her son to reach his full potential. This, in turn, helped her daughter too. When she heard that there was an opportunity to become a GAP facilitator she realized this was her chance to combine her passion for helping her children as well as the many out there needing sensory play to learn and grow. Leanne feels it is equally important to support Moms through their journey with their children by creating an environment of Integrity through the expression of peace for the manifestation of Love, Care and Happiness.
Buhle Ndlovu is proud mom to 3 beautiful children, Nokuthula, 16 years old, Lindokuhle, 11 years old and Nokulunga, 7 years old. She has a passion for working with children and has worked in a family with a special needs child for the last 5 years. Buhle completed her CPR course in 2012. Her dedication and commitment are her strongest attributes. She is so excited that her journey has led her to become a GAP facilitator.Contact Leanne Salotto
Behind the Scenes Support
Raqual van Wyk
Raqual van Wyk is a mom to two beautiful boys, aged 3 and 7. She is also a creative soul with a passion for all things beautiful. In 2013 she started her own design and marketing agency, focusing specifically on small and start-up businesses. She often forms a close relationship with her clients, who feel that she is truly invested in their growth and success. This, of course, led to her love and loyalty to the Jump Leap Fly family, and takes great pride in being responsible for their corporate image and social media presence.Contact Raqual van Wyk