Our Team

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Our Team

Hein Stander & Issy van Emmenis

Isabel van Emmenis, principal of Yummies, had a vision to create a joyful environment for children to learn and grow though faith based education in a family orientated environment. With over 20 years’ experience in child education, Isabel has a diploma in both Child Day Care & Child Psychology.

Keeping it in the family, Isabel’s business partner and right hand man is her brother Hein Stander, who holds a BA degree in Communication.

All the teachers and carers have certificates in first aid and CPR and are trained to care for each child as an individual.

HILDA (PA)
Hilda started at Yummies on 1 June 2006. Hilda buys all the food, does all the admin and is Hein and Issie’s personal assistant.
Letichia (Butterfly Class)
Letichia started in March 2015. She teaches the 1 turning 4 class. She’s finishing her ECD Level 4 Course this year and has 9 years’ experience working with children.
Leah (Ladybird Class)
Leah joined Yummies in 1996. She teaches the other turning 4 class.
Elizabeth is Leah’s assistant in the Ladybird Class
Rebecca started at Yummies in 2016. She makes sure that everything is spotlessly clean at all times.
Lizzie started at Yummies in December 2016. She’s our cook and ensures that the children’s tummies are full 🙂


Sophie is also one of our cleaners
Charye started working at Yummies in September 2015. She’s the teacher of the Fish Class, one of our turning 3 classes. She’s finishing her ECD Level 4 Course this year.
Zukiswa is Charye’s assistant in the Fish Class. She’s been working at Yummies since April 2011.
Mittah is our Pony Class teacher, which is another one of our turning 3 classes. She’s been at Yummies since 2009, and she’s finishing her ECD Level 4 Course this year.
Merle teaches our one turning 5 class. She’s been at Yummies since January 2012.
Rennet started at Yummies in 2010. She teaches the Grade R children. She has a Diploma in Child Day Care and she’s finishing her ECD Level 4 Course this year.
Victoria started at Yummies in January 2015. She works in the Potty Class.
Lerato started at Yummies in December 2007. She looks after the well-being of all the babies.
Jackie started in March 2004. She also looks after the babies.
Oswald is our gardener. He keeps Yummies in tip-top condition on the outside
Susan’s been working at Yummies since 2009. She looks after the toddlers in the potty-class.
Teacher Dudu started at Yummies in January 2006. She teaches and takes care of our other turning 5 class (Leopard Class). She’s finishing her ECD Level 4 Course this year.