Olga Lipkovics was born in Eger, Hungary in 1974.
From early childhood she had a passion for nurturing, looking after children, taking care of infants and helping classmates to learn. She became involved in the “baby care industry” when she was 13 years old. During primary school years was trained in infant care and she knew then already that she wanted to become a teacher. She graduated as a qualified primary and high school teacher in 1997 and then entered the corporate marketing and online marketing world while also teaching privately. Olga acquired a postgraduate diploma in Marketing in 2000. After 8 years in this corporate world in Budapest she decided to learn English and so chose to move to Cape Town and helped to set up and manage the South African School of English from 2005.
” I wanted to learn and I wanted to share what I have been learning.
My dream was to work with families to help them to learn tools what they can use to reach their full potential “ – Olga Lipkovics
After having her daughter Maya, 10 years ago she returned to her original passion. A more conscious understanding of the developing infant and young child in terms of nurturing and education. She thereby started to study infant care, babywearing, breastfeeding, conscious parenting. In these fields she became an accredited La Leche League Leader in 2011 and has been helping moms since then as a volunteer to overcome the challenges of breastfeeding (www.lllsa.org). During that time Olga founded Babywearing Association South Africa (www.basa.org) and started helping moms as a volunteer to learn the proper and safe way to carry/wear their baby. She has become a certified Babywearing Consultant as she completed the course in Europe in 2014 at Beli Buba Babywearing Institution which is part of the FTZ Babytragen Mainz Babywearing Institution in Europe.
Olga is a dedicated speaker and consultant of babywearing and conscious parenting. She has held numerous interactive lectures across Cape Town in the last 10 years introducing the concept of babywearing in various hospitals, breastfeeding clinics and antenatal classes, baby & mom support groups. Between 2010 and 2013 during International Babywearing weeks she has organized events across Cape Town to raise awareness of the benefits of babywearing. She created mamazone in 2014 (www.mamazone.co.za) and started to provide one-on-one consultations for mothers.
After her second child Martin was born in September 2014, she decided to became a Montessori teacher to expand her knowledge about learning, education, child development and parenting, so she can better prepare the educational environment at home for her self-directed learning program she has been following with her children during the last 10 years. She completed her Montessori teacher course in 2017.
She transformed ‘mamazone’ into NurtureZone between 2015 and 2018 with Kerry-Ann Billings. NurtureZone was a unique, peaceful and harmonious space for a community of like-minded families in Durbanville. NurtureZone’s aim was to help parents to learn that education starts at conception (from seeds) and last for a lifetime (to seeds) and it happens by being the guide as the role-model for our children. She recently moved to Pinelands.
Olga has been educating her two children from home and in a community environment however has always wanted to see and experience a holistic, child-focused, self-directed approach implemented to the school environment as is seen in Montessori, Celine Alvarez, Charlotte Mansion and Emilia Reggio’s philosophy.
She is dedicated to work with families based on the above principals as well as in an environment where she facilitates and co-creates with teachers, parents and children to enhance their mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, social and nutritional well being to reach their full potential. She has a special interest in ADD and ADHD children just as much as in children with any other learning or behavioural challenges.
This year 2019, Olga has been consulting during the first term at a pre-primary school called Liberte in Milnerton and looking forward to step into more and more different kind of educational environment and share her point of view about education, health, wealth and happiness.
Family Wellbeing Coach
OPEN LOVING GRATEFUL ATTITUDE
” I have always observed mothers and the interaction they have with their children. What is the right or wrong way to raise a child? After meeting Olga I realized that there are many teachers on this planet and that the greatest teachers are the children. As adults we are merely here to create a safe open space for them and allow them to express their voice and being. This is what I have observed with her. There is no right or wrong way I have come to realize. No label that can define a child as they evolve and progress. What is important is love and respect without the need to control or dominate and this is always a good option and place to start. Olga is open and loving and always expresses gratitude within situations by remaining calm in her attitude and approach. I find this to be very unique when interacting with children where most adults would choose to react.” – Petro Diamant, Founder and Owner of EARTH ALIVE 365
” Dearest Olga, I really don’t know how to thank you enough for sharing your “pearls of wisdom” with me over 9 weeks during your enlightening Mother of Pearl workshop. Thank you for teaching me the fundamental skills required to overcome my irrational fears and focus on the positive. You have such incredible depth and insight, and I feel so very blessed to have met you! Sending much love and light your way, xoxo “ – Angela Jayne Wahl, Founder and Owner of Hipporoo