Group Nanny Course

Pikanini Group Nanny Course

The following topics are covered in the group course:

- safety in the home
- personal hygiene
- toy cleaning
- sleep and routine tips
- medical issues , i.e. heat rash, nappy rash
- how to deal with a sick baby
- communication with parents

A full manual as well as a certificate of completion is included at R495 p.p.


This course is presented in English at various venues in Johannesburg and Ballito.

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Testimonials and Feedback

"I have had Una assist me with his sleeping and she was amazing and I asked her to come in and train my new nanny, she does a Childcare Course. All I can say is WOW! I learnt so much, my nanny learned so much and I think every mom/dad should book a consult with Una and she really does have awesome tips and advice. To Una..... You are amazing and you have really helped me in my experience of motherhood. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."



"Una did a sleep consult with us and taught us some techniques. LIFE CHANGING.!! We did that at 3 weeks, 4 months later we haven't had an issue!! Highly recommended."



 "Una is incredible. We had a sleep consult with her after we had a terrible sleeper for a son!! One 90 minute session changed our lives. So nice to have a rested, happy baby!!!!"



"I just want to give a big THANK YOU to Una Chatz Van Staden from Pikanini Baby for helping us with sleep training for our little girl. She came to us when Abbigail was 6 weeks old and helped us establish a sleep routine. She is now 11weeks old and sleeps through the night. Any mommies out there who are struggling, I promise it worth it!!!"



 "Just have to say went to the Mamamgic Expo and listened to Una Van Staden of Pikanini regarding sleep tips for baby, my daughter is 9 months and learnt a lot. Such an informative session with practical tips, I commend you."



 "I’m going to be having Una from Pikanini train our new nanny. She is amazing!! I have done several courses with her and I am so so happy."



"BEST decision I ever made getting a sleep consultation from Pikanini. On a recommendation from a friend I called Una when my baby was 3 weeks, he is now almost 11 weeks and I have not had a single problem since that day. I also attended the play stimulation class and my baby is reaching his milestones way before the time. HIGHLY RECEOMMENDED!!"



"Thank YOU Una. Such an awesome and informative morning. Your courses are fabulous!" 


"I did the Pikanini Power of Play workshop today and it was incredible!!! Can’t wait to start the activities with my bubs tomorrow!!!"



The ultra- soft micro-fleece combined with different textured ribbons makes THIS the ultimate positive sleep association for your baby.

When introduces at sleep/naptime, your baby will start forming self-soothing strategies that enable baby to fall asleep independently, day or night. The soft touch Dudu Blankie will encourage baby to start rubbing the ribbons between his fingers or on his face once the pincher grip starts to develop at around 4 months.

The different textures of the colourful ribbons will assist baby to develop his tactile sense and aids visual stimulation to ensure sensory integration – important for whole brain development.


Texture Mat

When you place your baby on the Texture Mat with toys on a plane surface on the outskirts of the mat, your baby is forced to move his whole body on the texture mat to get to his toys. The texture mat encourages your child to practice touching and feeling as well as encourage movement which will form a foundation for rolling and crawling and eventually walking.

Your child’s skin contains millions of sensory receptors, allowing him to learn about his world through texture and sensation. The experience of different textures on the skin sends information back to his brain. His brain remembers what the surface feels like and when he has that same feeling again, the brain finds it easier to understand, as the sensory information has already been recorded. This helps your child integrate sensory information. Tactile play allows children to learn about size, shape, texture and length—information that may help them as they develop a sense of their bodies and space.

An invaluable part of your toy box!


Wee Soothie Dummies

Premature/Newborn to One Month corrected age

  • Sized and shaped for baby’s developing mouth.
  • Its one-piece construction adheres to the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines. 
  • Good for babies who are successfully breastfeeding or bottle feeding.
  • Hospital Grade silicone.
  • Orthodontic nipple – promotes natural development of teeth and gums.
  • Can be sterilized in a normal microwave steriliser.
  • 100 % BPA Free. 
  • One-piece construction – no germs gathering between pieces.
  • Vanilla Flavoured to calm and soothe your newborn.

Soothie Dummie Clips also available!


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