About Us

Welcome to Help My Child!

Welcome to Help My Child! We offer online courses that are internationally accredited for CPD points. Our courses are designed to provide the most up-to-date theory and practical advice to help therapists, teachers, and parents support children with developmental disabilities. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. That’s why we offer a wide range of courses that cover topics such as behaviour management, communication skills, and sensory processing. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and their families. We hope that our courses will help you make a positive difference in the lives of the children you work with!

Over the years, working as an “in-betweener”, between parents and therapists, I have noticed that there is sometimes a communication gap, and knowledge and understanding may sometimes fall into this gap and be lost. 

It is because of this that I find it imperative that the courses not only have the most up to date and correct theory, but that it is also written in such a way so that everybody, regardless of education level, may understand it. I also feel that knowledge without practical, real-life examples of it being applied, hardly helps anybody. Therefore, all courses are incredibly practical.

From the  Managing Director – Jouré Rustemeyer

Jouré Rustemeyer

 Managing Director

Help My Child was founded by Jouré, who has over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages as a cognitive facilitator and disability tutor.

Her speciality is identifying and empowering people with knowledge that is understandable, accessible, and practical.

Her area of expertise is ADHD, behavioural problems, and developmental delays. She has worked hands-on with children and adults that have ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, down syndrome, foetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, and others.

Marla van der Merwe

Occupational Therapist

Marla qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 in South Africa, after which she worked in the UK in orthopaedics, and in neuro- as well as Community OT roles. 

In 2005 she returned to South Africa and worked at Cape Mental Health for 6 years, where she trained adults with intellectual disabilities with the aim to reintegrate them into the workforce. She has also presented group therapy, art therapy, CBT, etc. in private practice . 

Today she is working as a coach for parents, individuals, primary schools as well as communities to empower them with the necessary skills for successful daily living. 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Most professionals need to amass a certain amount of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points every year to stay up to date and in some instances, to stay registered at their various organisations. As many professionals contacted me regarding the courses and asked if they will be accredited, I decided to submit them for accreditation. I looked abroad for an accreditation company that would accredit the courses with international accreditation. It made no sense to me to apply for country specific accreditation as people from all over the world wanted to do these courses. I applied at a company in the United Kingdom that I found to have very high standards for accreditation and was accepted. 

Knowledge is power. But I also firmly believe knowledge is freedom. 

  • Freedom from bias
  • Freedom from fear
  • Freedom from confusion
  • Freedom from stigma
  • Freedom from helplessness

It is for this reason that the courses are open to everybody, and that I, along with a team of experts with whom I consult, am always available to help people who do the courses. 

My heart has always been to help people, and I am truly happy to say that these courses have helped many people on their paths.  

Accreditations

We are a member of the CPD Standards Office and have passed the rigorous assessment process for our training activities to become an accredited CPD provider. This accreditation sets us apart as a trusted provider of CPD-accredited training and enables us to issue formal CPD certificates post-training courses, ensuring delegates can achieve mandatory and reflective CPD requirements.

Accreditation through the CPD Standards Office means that any professional, from any industry, can claim a CPD certificate from an approved CPD provider. It is a streamlined process, and for training providers with a rich and diverse set of delegates; it saves time and money registering with multiple institutes and regulators.

By completing CPDSO-accredited learning activities, delegates can be confident that they are consuming high-quality, innovative and informative content that will provide knowledge that is immediately applicable in the workplace. Whether professionals have a mandatory CPD record to maintain or not, undertaking and recording formal CPD is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to keeping up to date.

Continuing professional development (CPD) has a wide range of benefits for individuals, organisations and industries undertaking CPD, including:

  • Keeping skills and knowledge up to date
  • Career progression
  • A professional sense of direction
  • Professional standards of qualifications and registrations are maintained
  • Confidence and credibility are built and enhanced