A Passion for Teaching

Our team

Meryl Bailey

Co-Founder and Manager

Meryl Bailey is an educator and a thought leader on language acquisition. Together with her husband, Meryl founded LinguaMites Multilingual Pre-school in 2013 and ZuluMites in 2015. She is also the very proud mom of 4 brilliant trilingual children (Chinese, English and isiZulu) all under the age of 8yrs.

Meryl has been involved in education in various capacities for over 15 years. Born and raised in Johannesburg, she obtained an Honours degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 2006. She taught in a range of educational settings, before relocating to China where she spent 4 years establishing the only Special needs school in Beijing. Meryl and her husband returned to South Africa in 2012 to pioneer the first trilingual preschool in the country (Chinese, English and isiZulu for 2-5yr olds).

The success of their preschool model led them to establish ZuluMites – an organization that offers schools and families resources, kids classes and training that makes isiZulu more accessible and fun.

As the proud mother of four beautiful children, she lives out her passion for education every day with a focus on multilingualism, and has become a thought leader on the topic of children’s language acquisition. All four of her children have interesting Biblical names and are trilingual.

Lindiwe Skhosana

Lindiwe Skhosana

Facilitator

Lindiwe is our most experienced ZuluMites facilitator. She has been with the company as a Zulu teacher since January 2014 and has undergone extensive training during that time. Lindi has years of experience making Zulu come alive for young kids, is a qualified preschool teacher and the mother of 2 girls.

Carryn Paikin
Carryn Paikin

Facilitator

Carryn is an experienced administrator with a passion for marketing our unique brand. She came on staff in September 2018 and is the liaison between our clients and teams. Carryn is a crafter, a wife, and mother of a 13yr old son.
Glory Dlamini

Glory Dlamini

Facilitator

Glory became a lead facilitator in July 2018 after 3 years as a Zulu assistant. She studies part time and has a really loving heart towards young Zulu learners. Glory has undergone our in-house teacher training and has many years experience working with children in a school setting, she is also the mother of 3.