Owner Tasja is a passionate Christian with a love for children and the elderly. She walks by her faith and has great respect for each person’s strengths and chooses to focus on the good in everyone. Tasja is married to Gavin and have two beautiful daughters, Skyler and Shiloh who both attend Best Buddies. They are Hout Bay locals who love the outdoors and to travel and explore our beautiful country.


Teacher Cathy loves working with children and loves to help and teach them. She is honest, caring and reliable and always dedicated to any task which is given to her.

“I’m thankful for being a very healthy person”. Cathy is enthusiastic and loves to try new challenges and strive to ensure that children in her care have fun as they are important to her. She currently also cooks delicious meals for our Best Buddies.


Teacher Florence is 44 years of age, married with three children and has one grandchild. She has been part of the Best Buddies team for 9 years, starting as an all-rounder and now a teaching assistant. Her passion is to work with children, help them develop and grow as well as teaching them new skills. Florence is a bubbly person who loves the outdoor life. Her hobbies are cooking and sport.

Cindy Teacher Cindy has a teenage son and absolutely adore children. She has been working in the ECD field for 10 years and her passion has always been to work with kids and to explore their minds and help them grow. Cindy started as a teaching assistant in the Bunnies class and is currently the teacher of the Penguin class. “Every moment with the little ones is truly special!”. Cindy has obtained her Level 4 qualification from the College of Cape Town and she is currently doing her Level 5 Higher Certificate in ECD. “Children captivate me so much and I am intrigued by everything they do. I want to enable them to become the best they can be as human beings”.

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