Opti-Baby & Kids

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A life-changing experience in day-care!


Your child’s early years are of utmost importance, with a profound impact on happiness, success and development. You as parent know this of course, and so do we.

Parents are trusting Opti-Baby & Kids Day-Care Centres with a precious and unique life – and we at Opti-Baby & Kids honour that trust by spending the best of our time, talent and energy to help children grow, into their unique best self. 

The company was founded by Ina Engelbrecht in 2003.  Ina has more than 28 years of experience in early childhood development (ECD), running ECD centres, and commercialising  ECD  IP. She has worked with some of the leading child psychologists in the field in order to develop her IP.

The Opti-Baby concept has enjoyed considerable success and to date, Opti’s programmes and products make us the undisputed market leader in this particular field. Integrating these concepts within a dedicated care and stimulation facility with trained staff and facilitators was the obvious natural progression.

Opti provides a combination of world class early childhood development (ECD) integrated into 7:00am to 5:30pm day care for six weeks to 5 year olds at wonderful, secure, and convenient facilities.

Differentiated value proposition to parents is focused on the following areas:

  • Supreme Environment (“wow look & feel) – plenty of outdoor space in a safe, quiet   environment;
  • Secure – 24/7 live video streaming, go watch your child at any time of day;
  • High caregiver ratio: 4:1 child / caregiver ratio for babies;
  • Cutting edge ECD: based on cutting edge child stimulation practices, toys, tools, and well-trained staff and;
  • Convenient: typically located en-route to major commercial centres in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Since inception in 2003, Opti has expanded to 13 centres around Gauteng namely:

Brooklyn, Eldoraigne, Equestria, Highveld and Moreleta

Bedfordview, Eagle Canyon, Fourways, Midrand, Morningside, Northcliff, Rosebank, Ruimsig

A Day-Care Centre is not chosen lightly and we offer a peace of mind service to our busy parents.  It is a premium service within the sphere of pre-school development and childcare.

Opti-Baby & Kids - A life-changing experience in day-care!

Some of the extra-murals that Opti-Baby & Kids offer are

Music Box

Peggoty Mansour is the owner and Founder of Music Box. Music Box is a pre-music program for babies and children focusing on learning through play.  

Peggoty Mansour holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and prior to working with children, worked internationally for various corporate organisations specialising in Talent and Change Management within Human Resource departments. After the birth of her first child, she began to look for the mythical work/life balance as well as a more rewarding position. After taking her daughter to music classes from 8 months old, she was completely sold on the benefits of music and movement for children and left the corporate world in 2009 to work with children through the medium of music. Peggoty specialises in working with special needs children, runs a team of teachers and hosts classes for moms and kids at her studio in Parktown North.

Music Box is run by 5 business partners and currently offers classes in 165 schools and 5 studios across Johannesburg, Soweto, Centurion and Cape Town.

E-mail her: peggoty@music-box.co.za





Baking is not only fun for children, but teaches them valuable skills.   It also stimulates a variety of senses vital to the overall development of a child, in a fun and relaxing way.

Opti-Chef develops good hygiene and safety practices, stimulates vocabulary and mathematical skills, encourages curiosity, develops patience and follow through and is an overall sensory experience.

Parents and other schools are more than welcome to invite the Opti-Chef Team to their school or party!

Marle Minnaar -  m.minnaar@opti-baby.co.za
Retha Basham -  retha@opti-baby.co.za


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