I am passionate about childcare, education and creating an environment that caters to the very special and important needs of each individual child and family. My background in psychology and teaching has equipped me with the skills to develop a family orientated nursery school where each child and family feels special, welcome and cared for. My World is a nursery school in a class of its own- integrating children with various needs and focusing on each child holistically. Our dynamic staff members and team of therapists work together to ensure that My World maintains its high standards of education and quality care.
“The potential for growth lies within all of us, we sometimes just need to time to discover our hidden capabilities. Therapy is a place where a variety of issues can be discussed in a safe space that allows for this growth. Every person is completely unique with vastly diverse circumstances, contexts and challenges. Rather than one specific approach, I together with my clients, develop a customised and personalised therapeutic approach to help address the specific presenting concern or life challenge that brings the client to therapy. I provide individual therapy for adults, adolescents and children and have a special interest in Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Personal Growth, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Difficulties, Eating Disorders,Trauma and Sports Psychology”
``I am an occupational therapist with a BSc(OT) and MSc (OT) from Wits and I have over 15 years of experience in the field of paediatrics. In addition I completed the DIR:FCD Professional and Fellows Certification through the Profectum Academy in the USA as well as completing the basic training in the SOS approach to Feeding. My practice is one in which children are enabled to reach their full potential, focusing on early intervention using a combination of approaches including sensory integration, DIR and SOS feeding. I enjoy working closely with parents, teachers and other therapists to provide the best intervention for the child to allow for carry over in multiple environments. I have a passion for teaching others the skills they need to relate as best they can to any child but particularly those with special needs.``
“With a passion for helping children and ample experience working with young children with varying diagnoses and needs, I feel strongly about the profound influence that early intervention can have as a means of preventing problems throughout a child’s life. If left untreated, speech and language problems can cause social, emotional and academic difficulties. It has been proven that early language abilities are the greatest predictor of academic success. Problems which can occur very early on and may require referral to a speech therapist include delayed speech, feeding and play abilities. I am happy to answer any questions a parent has regarding whether their child should be referred for an assessment. I endeavour to focus my work on empowering parents and teachers by giving them the tools to become actively involved. I love the warm My School environment and feel strongly about treating the child as a “whole”, thereby utilizing the child’s strengths and improving his/her weaknesses. “
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``I have always loved working with children. Starting from a young age, I volunteered at day-care centres in the school holidays and then went on to do a gap year at a Primary School in England. I then studied Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town where I received the award for the Top Physiotherapist in my honours year. It was during this year that I did my thesis which focused paediatric physiotherapy. As a physiotherapist I have worked with children in hospital settings, rehabilitation clinics as well as at a school for children with disabilities. Paediatric Physiotherapy focuses on gross motor function, developmental milestones, co-ordination, posture, muscle imbalances, joint stability and mobility as well as overall level of function. It is my aim as a paediatric physiotherapist to give each child the best opportunity to achieve their full potential, despite any perceived barriers. Their little smiles and the joy they get when they achieve a goal (no matter how small!) makes being a paediatric physiotherapist so rewarding!``
Cell: 078 502 9156 | Email: celesteholdenphysio@outlook.