Through her talks and workshops, Nikki Bush inspires parents and teachers to find creative ways of connecting with today’s children in a fast-changing world.

She presents a variety of popular talks and workshops at conferences, seminars, corporate events, schools, parent groups etc, including:

  • Parenting on the Run®,
  • Connecting with Children through the Noise & Clutter©,
  • Future-Proof Your Child®,
  • Toy Talk®
  • Birthday Talk™,
  • Brand Teacher?©
  • Brand You©
  • Connect the Tots©,
  • Grannies in Action©,
  • Big Kid Fun™,
  • Children of Substance©
  • Get Outta Your Head©,
  • Which Hat are You Wearing Now?© and more.

For more detailed info visit: http://www.brightideasoutfit.com/talks/

Nikki is a regular guest on radio and TV and is often quoted in the media.  See her list of media appearances here.

She is a member of the Professional Speakers Association Of South Africa (PSASA) as well as The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA).

Some of her clients include:

  • Nedbank
  • Mr Price Group
  • Lombard Insurance
  • Speakers Inc
  • Lipton Ice Tea
  • The Venus Networks
  • Discovery Health
  • The Young President’s Organisation
  • Accenture 2008, 2009
  • Deloittes
  • Toddlersense Seminars
  • Schoolbooks 4 Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Netcare
  • BMW
  • Living & Loving / Standard Bank 2008, 2009
  • The Executive Athlete Programme
  • Brain Boosters
  • Equal Zeal
  • KPMG
  • ICAS
  • ISASA (The Independent School’s Association of South Africa) 2006, 2007, 2008
  • SAGSA (South African Girl’s Schools Association)
  • SAHISA (South African Heads of Independent Schools)
  • Microsoft/ Your Child
  • Brain Boosters/Eureka Early Childhood Foundation
  • St John’s Prep, Jhb
  • Fleming Pre-primary, Jhb
  • St Cyprian’s School, CT
  • Western Province Preparatory School, CT
  • Kidz Discovery, CT
  • St Stithian’s Junior Prep
  • St Martin’s Pre-primary, KZN
  • Durban North Pre-primary Association, KZN
  • Thomas More School, KZN
  • Highbury Preparatory, KZN
  • Maragon Private School
  • Livingstone Primary School, KZN
  • St David’s Marist Brothers
  • Redhill School
  • King David School
  • St Andrew’s School for Girls, Jhb
  • St Peter’s College, Jhb
  • Knights College, Jhb
  • Edenglen Primary School, Jhb
  • Northcliff Primary School, Jhb
  • Learning in Practice Soweto Life Orientation Teachers’ Project
  • Saheti, Jhb, 2007, 2008
  • Wykeham Collegiate, Pietermaritzburg, 2008, 2009
  • Cowie’s Hill Pre-primary, KZN
  • Herschel School for Girls, Jhb
  • Plumstead Methodist Church, CT
  • Unicorn School, Tzaneen
  • Montrose Primary School, Jhb
  • HeronBridge College, Jhb
  • Aurora College, Jhb, 2007, 2009
  • ACSI (Association for Christian Schools International)
  • Kingsmead College, Jhb
  • Moms & Tots, Jhb
  • Brescia House, Jhb 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Midstream College, Pta
  • Greenpark Pre-primary, Jhb
  • Jubilate School, Midrand
  • Motheong Primary School, Atteridgeville
  • BMW, Midrand and Rosslyn
  • Mountain Cottage School, Hartebeespoort
  • Pecanwood College, Hartebeespoort
  • St Peter’s School for Girls, Jhb 2007, 2009
  • New Life Church, Jhb
  • The Baby Expo, Jhb, Dbn, CT, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Oakhill School, Knysna, 2008, 2009
  • Sacred Heart College
  • Northwest Christian School
  • Clamber Club head office
  • Clamber Club Fourways Franchise 2011, 2012
  • FastracKids 2011, 2012


“Nikki’s talks are of the moment. She is adept at creating ideas around things that are changing.” Mel Dace, headmistress, St Stithian’s Junior Prep

Tuesday’s presentation on “Noise and Clutter” was excellent and made a positive impact on our parents. Their response to your talk was that it made them very aware of their own environment and the various consequences. They were quick to make the necessary adjustments to their daily routine e.g. driving to school with the radio (news) on.Thank you for presenting your talk to our Pre-Primary Parents. Regards Martha Cavalieros, Principle, Saheti Pre-primary

Outstanding Talk Nikki!!! It really got me thinking. Thank you. I feel different facing my children this morning, more motivated, focused, happy. I’m a divorced mom and the last 4 years I have been quite preoccupied with my stuff. I have been there for my children but I now know what to focus on. Thanks again. Tania Patrikios, Saheti School, Connecting with Children through the Noise & Clutter.

If parents put into practice just a handful of these ideas they would reinforce what we are teaching at pre-school and we would be referring fewer children for therapy.  We need to get this message out to more parents.  Glynnis Courtney, Head of HeronBridge Pre-Prep and chairlady of the ISASA preschool committee.

Dear Nikki.  Thanks so much for presenting such a fantastic, well prepared talk to the Moms & Tots Workshop leaders. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn’t wait to get back to our workshops to share your valuable information with all our mothers. You gave us a taste of what fun it can be to be a child who is given the right, creative construction toys to play with and we didn’t want to be adults again! You helped us realize what a vital role we can play – educating the mothers, and hopefully there will be less T.V watchers and more focused, satisfied children who feel proud of themselves and what they have created. Many thanks Nikki, and keep up the good work. Regards Petra Lester,Founder Moms & Tots