Gaelin Lee Kruger

Gaelin Kruger, co-owner of Busy Babes, is the mom of two beautiful little girls and lives in Mtunzini with her husband, Keagan. Gaelin has a Bachelor of Education and graduated from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2012. She has been teaching since 2013 and in 2018 became the owner of a local pre-primary school called Sugar Tots.

Gaelin has a passion for early childhood education and the benefits of learning through play. This is something that is encouraged at her school as well as at home, with her own children.

Busy Babes has provided a platform through which moms can access the resources required to ensure that their children are stimulated at home, through movement and play.

“I wish all parents knew the importance of learning through play. Play is often thought of as a relief from serious learning. Play is not a luxury; it is a necessity.”


Melanie Jane Slier

Melanie Slier, co-owner of Busy Babes, has recently relocated to Mtunzini with her husband, Travis. Melanie completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English, Drama and Linguistics and graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) at the end of 2012. During the 2014 year, Melanie studied part-time and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education through the University of South Africa (UNISA).  Melanie is also a qualified dance teacher and is affiliated with the Association of International Dance Teachers (AIDT). Melanie has been teaching dancing since 2011 and has been a Foundation Phase teacher since 2013. 

Melanie is passionate about teaching young children, in both the dance studio and the classroom. She has a great interest in childhood development, language acquisition and the development of gross and fine motor skills and how these impact learning in children.

Busy Babes provides a platform for Melanie to further her passion for childhood learning and development, by providing exciting educational products aimed at stimulating children in a fun and inviting way. 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” Benjamin Franklin