Lenise Hamilton is the full time, off-site administrator for Hugs and Kisses. She also at times stands in as a substitute teacher. Lenise is a mature woman with an extensive knowledge of babies, having been a Foster mom for 22 years, caring for abandoned new born babies. She has a passion for children and will go the extra mile to ensure the children under her care are happy and feel safe.
Dorothy van der Walt – The Owls
Dorothy joined the Hugs & Kisses family in 2010. She teaches the Owls class (Grade 00). She has a B.Ed. Degree in Foundation phase with her main subject in Remedial teaching. She is a mom to a young daughter. She is very meticulous in all she does and is a great asset to the school. Dorothy previously taught the Fishes class group.
Candice Cheesman – The Tiggers
Candice has been a teacher at Hugs & Kisses since 2004. She teaches the Tiggers class (Grade 000 – 4 years old) as well as being the on-site manager of Hugs & Kisses. Candice is a qualified teacher with a NQ5 Higher Certificate for Early Childhood Development. Her son completed his matric in 2020.
Tebogo Tsamai – The Teddies
Tebogo has been with Hugs & Kisses since 2013. She teaches the Teddies class (2 – 3 year olds). Tebogo has a NQF5 certificate in Pre-School teaching. One of her talents is the potty training the little ones, where she strives to make the potty training journey effortless. She is a mother to a teenage daughter and a baby son.
Megna Gosai – The Fishes
Megna joined Hugs & Kisses at the beginning of 2019. She teaches the Fishes class (1 – 2 year olds). Megna has a NQF5 National Diploma in Early Childhood Development. She also has a certificate in management and is currently studying child psychology part-time. She has the most wonderful knack with the little ones.