Bumbles™ was created by a mom for moms.

Soon after I returned home to South Africa, having lived in England for 15 years, I gave birth to my 4th child, Emma May.  I couldn't wait to meet other moms and to share in stories of motherhood, so I signed up for some musical play classes.  It was here that I noticed how many moms were struggling with weaning their babies onto solid foods, as well as dealing with the stresses and difficulties that come with feeding your baby and toddler.  

With my passion for food and my knowledge and experience of being a mom (having had 5 children), I teamed up with my trusted experts and with their expertise, help and guidance I formed The Bumbles™ Cookery Club.  

The Bumbles™ Cookery Club offers detailed workshops for each vital stage of the weaning process, as well a virtual support and social group for moms to enjoy.

Our goal is to guide and assist moms, and dads, through the different weaning stages and to understand and learn the importance of each stage, when to introduce each food group and how to create delicious, nutritionally balanced meals not only for your little one but for the whole family. 

It is so rewarding to see how our moms grow in confidence and to watch them beam with pride as their "Bumbles" baby becomes the best little eater in town!



Sister Ann Botes

Sr. Ann Botes, or more commonly known as Aunty Ann, is a licensed nurse and clinic sister with over 25 years of experience in baby care.  Ann’s specialist area is in ante and post natal care, breastfeeding and is also a member of The International Association of Infant Massage.

Ann’s scope is broad, having had her own studio, worked at a GP practice and treated babies and children with all different types of illnesses.  It is Ann's focus on preventative measures, her passion to educate, optimism and her empowering outlook on life that makes her our Number 1. We are extremely proud to have Aunty Ann as part of the Bumbles™ family.

Meg Faure, Bumbles Cookery Club Expert

Meg Faure, OTR

Meg Faure is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in pediatrics in the USA and South Africa, as well as lectured internationally to both professionals and parents on baby care issues.  Meg is a journalist and author in the field of child psychology, parenting and child development. She co- authored Baby Sense, which has been translated into 4 languages and is a best seller and then she followed this book’s success with Sleep Sense, Feeding Sense and in 2011 Your Sensory Baby.

To add to her list of achievements, Meg is married with three children James, Alex, and Emily and we are honoured to have her join our team.  We highly recommend visiting her new website to share in her parenting advice and articles or follow her on Facebook or Twitter @MegFaure, to interact in her weekly MeetUPs.



Tertia Alkema, Doula

Tertia is a qualified Professional Doula, Lactation Facilitator with advanced doula skills, co-founder of Mother Instinct, and, is the appointed MC for the national Mama Magic Shows.  Tertia is mostly based at Genesis Clinic, Saxonwold working as a Doula but also offers education on parenting and helping mothers find their inborn instincts by encouraging moms to follow their hearts.  

We are very proud to have Tertia share in her passion with us and guide us in all we need to know from pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding.  Tertia is also a registered Cookery Club Instructor and offers weaning workshops in the Johannesburg area.