About me

Lynette finished Matric at Grabouw High School and studied at the University of Stellenbosch. She obtained a BA, HED and BA Honns in Afrikaans and Nederlands. Thereafter she taught at Bellville High School and also traveled for the ASCV to different schools in the Western Cape area. During these years she organized and held many training and other youth camps, counseled many school children and trained youth leaders.

After her marriage to Chris van Wyk, she taught at three different primary schools in Stellenbosch. The couple moved to Port Elizabeth in 1986 and their three children were born here. When her youngest son was two years old, she was approached to start a Toddlers Workshop in the Summerstrand area. She finished her Diploma in Family and Child Development and started her first workshops in April 1992. During this time she also taught part time at Pearson High School and Vista University.

Lynette is involved in ongoing training. She was fortunate enough to do the Babygym course with Melodie de Jager and also recently finished a parenting course through Evergreen Parenting. Lynette also did the Monsters to Munchkins training with Andalene Salvesen, co-presenter of the Evergreen Parenting course and South Africa’s own Super Granny. To all of these she will soon add a certificate in Play Therapy.

She is now running toddler and baby groups for 17 years and is still passionate about it. Apart from her workshops – she does 13 per week from Monday morning 09:00 until Saturdays 13:00, both Afrikaans and English – she also enjoys theatre, creative writing and has translated educational books and articles. She is often asked to talk about family, marriage and child related issues and enjoys doing that. All three her children are currently studying.

Contact Lynette van Wyk at lynettevw@gmail.com for more information.

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    Jarryd has been at Toddlers Workshop since he was three months old and the amount he has learnt has been incredible! He is starting to sing songs in class and shows everyone at home his dance moves! The classes are such an inspiration and keep me on track with what to do with him at home. Thanks to Toddlers Workshop I now see that Jarryd loves music and enjoys playing his instruments. Maybe we have a musician in the making!

    Over the months I have learnt to let go and give Jarryd that much needed independence. I know I am the proud mother of a very confident 2 year old!


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