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Our Trained Team


With over three decades of experience in education, she has worn many hats, serving as a facilitator, teacher, head teacher and Principal. Her journey has taken her to some of London's most prestigious schools, where she had the privilege of teaching and working with incredible students and co-workers.

Nicol Kettleborough

Nicol was born and raised in the UK and received her B.A. Hons in Education at Durham University. She moved to Cape Town with her family 15 years ago.


Now, after almost two years of working within a Neuro development approach to education and studying Biomastery, she is delighted to return to Beautiful Minds where her passion for education truly thrives and where her heart and soul belong.

Nicol is highly skilled in

"My teaching philosophy is to create natural, caring learning environments where children are happy and comfortable. Teaching and working with children is a privilege."  Nicol Kettleborough

Foundation and Intermediate Teaching

Remedial Teaching

Leadership and Management



“My passion for teaching stems from my love for helping learners achieve their full potential through love, nurture and care. Emotional well being and instilling a deep truth that every learner belongs, are what I hold close to my heart."  T’Neal Cooper

T’Neal is highly skilled in

Foundation Phase Teaching

Specialised Communication & Language


T’Neal obtained her BSc Honours degree in Speech Therapy in 2006 from the University of Cape Town and completed her Community Service year at the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit during 2007.


She moved back to Cape Town in 2008 where she practiced as a Speech Therapist. After taking some time off to start her family and be at home with her children during their early years, she completed a facilitation course to help prepare her for her passion of working with children with physical and intellectual impairments.

T’Neal started working at Beautiful Minds Learning Centre in 2018 as a facilitator to one of the learners and took on the role as the Assistant Teacher in 2019. She has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Foundation Phase Teaching.

Creative Arts

Our Managing Members


With her opportunistic character, Clare decided to qualify as a swimming instructor and became one of the few swimming instructors in Nairobi with over 58 children who learnt how to swim at
Clare’s swimming school.

Our Parents

After travelling abroad she realised that she wanted to join her family business and managed the marketing and advertising design side of the business in Africa. Clare then moved to Kenya when her daughter was born to start a new venture and saw a need for swimming instructors for young children.

Her greatest joy comes from teaching the children with special needs to love and be safe in the water. Clare believes that her biggest achievement is her full time job of raising her three children who have grown and blossomed into young adults.

Clare graduated in the UK with a diploma in Art History, Interior Design and Landscape Design. She then went exploring in Canada where she began working in the mutual funds industry in Vancouver for three years.



Tim Humphreys-Davies, has over 25 years’ experience in the IT distribution industry where he has filled various executive positions including the Managing Director of Multimedia Warehouse. Tim holds a BA Honors degree in Marketing and initially served as the Sales & Marketing Director for Pinnacle before being promoted to Managing Director.


Tim believes that a healthy mind encourages a healthy lifestyle and has had major achievements in various sporting events.

  • Running: completed three 2 Oceans Ultra Marathons, two Puffer trail runs, three 3 Peaks events and multiple trail running events

  • Cycling: completed 2007 Cape Epic and more than 15 multi-day cycling events (eg. Ride the Rhino, Wine to Whales etc.)

“I hope we can also add value to the community that supports these special children.”


“I would like to help and assist in any
way to grow Beautiful Minds into a
warm and loving environment for
children with specials needs .”

Tim Humphreys Davies

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