Emmi Pikler was inspired by Clemens von Pirquet when she received her pediatric training in Vienna. While working as a pediatrician she was also sort of a family counsellor to the parents. She would visit them at home, observe their daily routines and the relationship between parents and children.

After the war she was given the direction of the orphanage and has run the Lóczy until she died in 1984.
Her daughter Anna Tardos still continues the life and work of her mother.