Our Staff

Amanda Mellor

Amanda is the Founder of Baby Babble, a registered nurse and "Mum" to two very busy boys, both of whom learnt Baby Sign.

Amanda has completed all eight levels of Makaton SA training and is thrilled to have completed the Makaton Tutor training in the United Kingdom in September 2019. She also ran a very successful baby signing franchise in the UK until she moved back to RSA in 2016

Amanda is currently serving as the Secretary of the Makaton South Africa National Executive Committee.

Alison De Villiers

Alison is​ "Mum" to Leo, who learnt signing with Baby Babble, and Roan who is also learning baby sign. Alison so enjoyed the program that when the opportunity arose for her to present the classes in Nelspruit she jumped at it!


The handy little thing about Alison is that she is also an experienced Speech and Language Therapist who had her own practice in Nelspruit so she really understands and has seen the benefits of baby sign, both personally and professionally.

Whilst Alison (sadly) now lives in Mozambique, she is still an invaluable asset to Baby Babble.


Alison has completed all eight levels of Makaton SA training.

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