Wellbeing and Support Services

In order to support and enable children to reach their full potential, they may require support and intervention in certain learning areas. The following team of specialists is available in the Pre-Preparatory School to provide learning support.

Our specialist team includes:

• Dr Connie Valkin - Parenting Curriculum and Parent Support

• Desiree Gaskin - Play Therapist & Educational Psychologist

• Barbara Solomon - Speech Therapist

• Myrna Weinstein - Speech Therapist

• Robyn Tacon and Nadia Cusack - Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy Practice

The therapists are Independent Service Providers and make use of Redhill facilities. Parents may make use of these therapists or choose to engage therapeutic support outside of the school day. Please note: Parents are under no obligation to make use of the therapists who use Redhill facilities. Communication, quality assurance, reporting and payment of the therapeutic services is between the parent and the particular Service Provider.


Play Therapy for the children at the Pre-Preparatory School is facilitated by Desiree Gaskin.
This process provides emotional support for both the child and the parents in a ‘playroom’ setting. Play therapy has a number of benefits. It clarifies the emotional, social and behavioural challenges which a child may display or experience. It enables both parents and teachers to understand and provide a child with their particular emotional needs. Play therapy provides the child and the parents with knowledge, understanding and
specific support to manage and build on the emotional wellbeing of the family and particularly the child.

Contact Us

Click here to send us a message using the enquiry form.

Tel: +27 11 883 3441/3
Fax: +27 11 883 4037
Email: pre-prep@redhill.co.za

Pre-Preparatory School