Staff

Staff-Title

Filomena Inacio Matsinhe

Memma

Known affectionately as ‘Memma’ – is 31 years old and has an absolute love and passion for children. A mother of two, she is exceptionally calm and patient and displays a natural rapport that children gravitate towards. Memma has a fun, bubbly disposition and nothing is ever too much trouble for her.

Memma completed primary and high school and has also completed a computer studies course.

She has five years of experience working as a private nanny for two families with children aged newborn up to five years.

She now joins us at Kingfisher Lake as the assistant in the preschool.

Sasha Ochse

SashaSasha grew up in Johannesburg but managed to escape. Apart from her on-going studies in early childhood development she has a Diploma in Hotel Management which has allowed her to work in South Africa, Australia, Cyprus and Botswana where she has learned through working with different cultures and nationalities.

She ran a children’s program at the world renowned Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa as well as introducing a community project with rural school children in the Okavango delta of Botswana.

She is highly dedicated, incredibly patient and sensitive to the needs of others and has a pure love for working with children and seeing to their needs.

Sasha is a competent first aider and an avid conservationist. Her hobbies include kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Elis Carina

Elis was born in Inhambane, and grew up in Maputo she worked at Optica da Polana for three years while studying Human Resources at Universidade Pedagogica.

Elis then moved to Cape Town to pursue her studies receiving a Diploma in Early Childhood Development through the College of Cape Town, and later a B/ Tech in Public Relations at Cape Peninsula at University of Cape Town, while gaining experience in both volunteer work through internship and as an Au Pair.

Elis had unique experiences with young learners and is now back home to share them with children from all over the world. Being a proud mother of two, when not spending quality time with her family, Elis can be found baking – that is certainly her second passion.

Bianca Venter

(Miss B) is an artist and teacher from South Africa.

She matriculated from a specialized art school in 2004 and obtained a National Diploma in performance arts in 2008.

After several years of work as a scenic artist she turned to teaching and finished her PGCE in 2015.

Bianca has taught in countries such as South Africa, Mozambique, Thailand and Vietnam. She is passionate about art, music and cultures and likes to incorporate these in her teaching.

In her spare time she likes to play musical instruments, take pictures, paint and do pottery.