special education & therapy centre

"It's Who You Are That Matters Most"

Who We Are

Flutterbys was established as an early intervention centre for special needs children in 2005, by Natalie Jamieson Engelbrecht and expanded to our current premises in 2007. In 2014 we were registered as a special needs school with the Department of Basic Education as the school grew to cater for children 7 years and older. Flutterbys currently accommodates children from 1 to 18 years of age.

Our vision encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to individualised education catering for any child who does not fit into the conventional education system due to their own specific challenges.

Special Needs School Johannesburg, Gauteng



We have an absolute passion...

for these children which is fuelled by the conviction that given the right environment and approach any of these kids will not only learn but thrive.


It is a privilege & joy..

to spend every day witnessing little miracles happen, to watch as they take charge of their own learning and develop beyond most people’s expectation. 


We sincerely believe...

they can reach their potential and become functional, productive and compassionate adults, yes, they need therapy but they also just need a chance, given some time and someone to look beyond what makes them different to society and just accept them for the incredible little people that they are as they are.


Our passion is to empower...

these children to be all that they can be and help them embrace the fact that they have something very special to offer the world.

Testimonials from past students

Thank you so much for being so wonderful and for being there for Shaun and for helping him so nicely. We really appreciate everything. You guys are really special people.

Thank you so very much for being who you are; a caring, loving, kind and wonderful human being who gives all to help children in need. Thanks for all you have done for our son and helping him reach his potential. I am sure Shaun won’t forget you, your great team of teachers and his friends. All the best for the future.

I am extremely grateful for the excellent work that the Flutterbys team did with my son. At 6yrs my son could not speak, could not write and we could not get him to concentrate, he was behind in his development compared to children of his age, but because of Flutterbys, he is now excelling, he has blossomed into what he was meant to be and is shining every day.


PLEASE support us and help change the course of a child's life!

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