Wriggle and Rhyme is coming to Somerset West next term!

Albertina is the newest member of the Wriggle and Rhyme team.  She will be presenting classes from a beautiful venue at the CAPE GARDEN CENTRE on Winery Road, Somerset West.

Wriggle and Rhyme Somerset West teacher
Albertina Mendonca with her partner, Juan and son, Mason

Albertina, please tell us a bit about yourself …

I am fiancé to my lovely partner, Juan and mom to our beautiful son, Mason who is 2 ½ years old.  

As a qualified B.Ed Foundation phase teacher, I have always been passionate about teaching and I have always enjoyed working with young children.

I love spending time with my family.  I also love the outdoors, whether it is playing at the park or exploring the beach with my son.  Baking up a storm in the kitchen is also a real passion of mine!  I find it to be a very relaxing part of my day! 

What have you been doing recently?

After resigning in April from full-time Grade R teaching, due to my son falling quite ill, I have spent the winter months at home enjoying time with Mason.  During this time, I explored career options which would give me opportunities to use my passion for teaching, but also have the flexibility to spend more time with Mason.  

I really missed teaching and I could not wait to get back into it again.

Why did you choose Wriggle and Rhyme?

I wanted to continue teaching young children but I wanted to have flexible hours to be present for my son as well.

As a preschool teacher, I have always enjoyed presenting music lessons. In my experience as a Grade R teacher, I’ve witnessed how music helps children to learn concepts easily and in a more relaxed and enjoyable way.

When I came across Wriggle and Rhyme and researched all they had to offer, I knew immediately this is exactly what I wanted to do.

Wriggle and Rhyme music classes
Wriggle and Rhyme mascot worm playing the shakers

I also knew that there wasn’t something like this on offer in Somerset West for babies and toddlers. Having looked around, there is definitely nothing quite like Wriggle and Rhyme in our beautiful Helderberg!

What are you most excited about?

I am so excited to bring Wriggle and Rhyme to the families of Somerset West.

I am excited to meet all our new Wrigglers and Rhymers, and to take them on a musical adventure every week. I look forward to witnessing the impact this wonderful programme will have on our Wrigglers and Rhymers and how the little ones will grow and develop over our time together.

One of the joys of teaching young children is watching them pick up new concepts and reaching their milestones.

I’m also looking forward to building wonderful relationships with the families who will join my classes.

I can’t wait to get started and to show our Somerset West families just how awesome Wriggle and Rhyme is!

To join Albertina’s baby and toddler classes in SOMERSET WEST next term, please click here:


We are also offering baby and toddler classes next term in CLAREMONT, FISH HOEK, MEADOWRIDGE, MELKBOSSTRAND, PANORAMA and RONDEBOSCH