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Nikita is a BE.d Foundation Phase graduate from the  NWU (Potchefstroom) and completed her Postgraduate studies in Learning support at the NWU (Potchefstroom).


She started her career as a preschool teacher and was fascinated by the development of preschool children. She also worked with learners who had different learning disabilities. After that, she left the mainstream teaching space to specialise in teaching learners on the Autism Spectrum. She formed part of a team of specialists who focussed on the development and educational outcomes for non-verbal Autistic learners. She was involved in numerous educational projects including curriculum development for Foundation Phase learners and in the Early Childhood development field.


She developed a specialised academic programme which is implemented at our schools called MiniGenius. This is a comprehensive early childhood curriculum that fosters holistic development, encompassing social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills through play-based, age-appropriate activities, nurturing a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

Nikita is passionate about Education and holistic development of young minds.

Nikita Rika Pretorius

BE.d Foundation Phase

BE.d Honours Learning support

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