Taryn Koch

Taryn Koch

Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with children and have my own school one day. This stemmed from a great childhood experience in preschool that I have fond memories of. I have gained a lot of experience working with children for many years.

I left South Africa to travel at the age of 23 for 11 years. I was fortunate to experience life in another country that made me independent, confident and well grounded. Leaving home at a young age taught me how to survive in the big wide world and appreciate the little things in life.

Working in the UK opened up many doors for me. I worked for numerous prestigious families where I cared for their children of all different ages. I was also presented with the opportunity to work with children with special needs. I have particular interest in and love for children with special needs and would like to train further in this field.

I met my husband during my travels and a year after the Birth of our first-born Son we decided to move back to South Africa in 2013. I am now 39 years old and blessed to be a Mommy myself of two beautiful children.

My children joined Baby Steps on Kings Road in 2016. After looking at many schools, nothing could compare to Baby Steps. I met Tracey Urquhart the Principal and Owner. She had a warm, caring and welcoming personality that made me feel at ease, as I was very anxious, like any parent sending their kids to school is. The kids were all so happy, so I knew I had made the right choice for my children’s care and Education.

I grew to fall in love more and more with the Baby Steps environment and admire how Tracey runs her schools. Tracey offered me a position as her Personnel Assistant and that was where my life changed. I knew I would love it. We worked closely together and I learnt an immense amount through Tracey. She looked after her staff and would always make sure they were happy, as well as the children and the parents.

Tracey is very passionate about her schools and working at Baby Steps has never just felt like a job…every day is different and challenging, but being surrounded by children you can never have a bad day.

I will not forget the day Tracey said we were going to open another Baby Steps!! We were all full of excitement and overjoyed. I was promoted to manage Baby Steps on Riley road. It was a dream come true for me. I was so ready for this challenge and journey. The school is now a year and half old and we have grown so rapidly.

I have grown from strength to strength and not to be too modest, I wear my heart on my sleeve, what you see is what you get. I am very caring and in tune with all our children’s needs. I love and care for all our Staff and parents. I am passionate, committed, hardworking and take great pride in everything I do. I love being creative and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. I have also gained my South African colours for Martial Arts. I have faith in what I do and wake up happy knowing I get to go to work. What I want for my children, I want for all our Baby Steps children and I will always reassure our parents and make them feel at ease. I will love your children like my own and will also have time for each and every one of them.

Thank you to Tracey who has guided me along the way and with my team I have no doubt that we will keep on growing. The future a head excites me and I’m very grateful to all the parent’s that have trusted their children in our care. As the manager of Baby Steps on Riley, I will do anything to make sure all run smoothly.

Email to apply

ASSISTANT MANAGER NEEDED

FULL DAY POSITION

MIN 5 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE

CONTACT INFO@BABY-STEPS.CO.ZA

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Baby Steps Kings

082 616 5830

23 Kings Road, Bedfordview

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Baby Steps Riley

082 616 5830

22 Riley Road, Bedfordview

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3

Baby Steps 2 Assumption

082 616 5830

Cnr Pandora & Mullins Roads, Germiston

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4

Baby Steps Linbro Park

082 616 5830

43 Reid Avenue, Linbro Park, Sandton

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1

Baby Steps Kings

082 616 5830

23 Kings Road, Bedfordview

baby_steps@outlook.com

2

Baby Steps Riley

082 616 5830

22 Riley Road, Bedfordview

baby_steps@outlook.com

3

Baby Steps 2 Assumption

082 616 5830

Cnr Pandora & Mullins Roads, Germiston

baby_steps@outlook.com

4

Baby Steps Linbro Park

082 616 5830

43 Reid Avenue, Linbro Park

baby_steps@outlook.com

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