Head of Centre
Sr. Rina van der Grijp
Day Care Nurse
Day Care Nurse
Janine Van Niekerk
Day Care Nurse
Day Care Assistant
Carla du Plessis
The Baby Therapy Centre (BTC) is a multi-disciplinary, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Therapy Centre and registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). For more than twenty-seven (27) years, our mission has been to promote child health by minimising developmental delays and remediating existing or emerging special needs. We support the whole family by assisting with adaptive parenting and family functioning to accommodate special children’s emotional and physical needs.
Early Childhood Intervention is the provision of therapy services and support to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and may include Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy based on the needs of the child and family. It can significantly improve the child’s ability to learn new skills and overcome challenges and can increase success in school and basic life skills.
At BTC, the journey with our children starts from birth. Babies benefit from special therapeutic intervention if they are born prematurely, with medical complications, or have congenital conditions.
A new business model has recently been introduced at BTC to optimise our services. With the same goal and mission in mind, the innovative business model caters to the unique needs of children with special requirements by offering Therapists a flexible and
fully equipped workspaces within our purpose-built therapeutic spaces. By understanding the critical role Therapists play in the developmental journey of these children, we are able to provide a supportive environment that fosters growth and progress.
Our thoughtfully designed spaces include sensory-friendly rooms, adaptive equipment, and calming environments to create a therapeutic haven that promotes engagement and progress for children with special needs. Therapists can seamlessly integrate their expertise into a supportive atmosphere, enhancing their ability to deliver personalized and effective care.
In addition to fostering professional growth and collaboration among Therapists, our model contributes to the overall well-being of the community by enhancing accessibility to specialized care for children with unique developmental challenges. Together, we are creating a transformative space where Therapists can thrive and children can receive the specialized support they deserve, ultimately promoting inclusivity, growth, and progress for all.
As part of the services we provide at BTC, our Daycare Centre offers a stimulating environment for children born prematurely or requiring additional developmental support. The Daycare is managed by registered professional Nurses and trained Assistants. In addition to individualised stimulation programs, stimulation groups are run daily to encourage social participation and involvement.
The babies from our Daycare Centre enjoy the full attention of our dedicated staff to ensure that each child develops to his/her full potential. In addition, our family-centred care ensures that the parents play a vital role in the development and well-being of their child.
In 2008, the founders of BTC realised that children with special needs needed an Early Childhood Development (ECD) school that could accommodate and care for their specific requirements. Chrysalis School and Developmental Centre opened their doors in 2008 with the mission of providing adapted and intensive therapy for children between the ages of three (3) to 12 years, and a senior phase for ages 13 to 18 years, who face a variety of disabilities. Chrysalis School offers a therapy-based curriculum that focuses on each child’s individual needs in a group and one-on-one setting.
The BTC team is dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs and providing support and a warm and comforting environment to these children and their families.
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