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Parent Portal

This resource portal offers parents access to important information on early learning play-based activities. Practice these activities at home so that your children continue to learn and develop. You can also send messages to our play facilitators via this portal and receive regular communications regarding our playgroups and toy library services.

Play at home: Weekly lesson plans

Our “Play at home” video series comprises of weekly lesson plans and play-based activities for parents to watch and practice with your children at home. They have been designed by our early childhood development experts to ensure your child develops to their best potential. Activities are designed to develop children’s language, maths, science, music and art skills.

Let’s play, learn and grow together series

Plan your day with routines and special times

Learn about healthy habits

Learn about healthy habits is fun

Let’s play with shapes

Look how I have fun with counting

Let’s look at circles and shapes that are round

Learn about positions

Fun with leaves

Let’s play and sort

Let’s go measure and have fun

Have fun and move and play today

Healthy food is fun and it helps us learn

Fun with counting

Let’s play and learn about space

Fun with sounds. words and reading

English
Sesotho
IsiZulu
Sepedi
IsiXhosa
Afrikaans
SiSwati
Ndebele
Setswana
English

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Sesotho

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

IsiZulu

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Sepedi

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

IsiXhosa

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Afrikaans

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

SiSwati

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Ndebele

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Setswana

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Tshivenda
Xitsonga
Tshivenda

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Xitsonga

26 April – Me (Let’s play, learn and grow series)

Letters to parents

The section below contains important information for parents relating to:

  1. our playgroup and/or toy library programmes,
  2. your children’s health and well-being, 
  3. books to read to your children, and
  4. details on parent meetings.

Parent information is available in different languages. Please click on the relevant tab for a preferred language.

English
Sesotho
IsiZulu
Sepedi
IsiXhosa
SiSwati
Afrikaans
English

19 May – Help to stop the spread of COVID-19. Play this fun educational game with your children.

7 May –  Make your own Tippy Tap

28 April – A Corona Virus story to read to your children 

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

Sesotho

28 April – A Corona Virus story for children 

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

IsiZulu

28 April – A Corona Virus story to read to your children

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

Sepedi

28 April – A Corona Virus story to read to your children 

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

IsiXhosa

28 April – A Corona Virus story to read to your children 

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

SiSwati

28 April – A Corona Virus story for children 

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

Afrikaans

6 April – Lockdown due to Corona Virus

Our partners The Department of Social Development, Department of Basic Education and UNICEF South Africa are producing a daily series of early learning activities to support parents and caregivers with resources to develop our children from birth to five years at home during the lockdown period. The “Play, learn and grow” series is based on the National Curriculum Framework for Children birth to four years (NCF) and the National Parenting Programme

Send a message to Cotlands

Important contacts

If you require any support or assistance for your child and your family, please contact your closest early learning facilitator or click on the REFERRAL LIST FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES 
during the COVID 19 lockdown

The best toy library services

To increase access to quality early childhood learning for all our children we offer a toy library service to communities. The toy libraries provide toys and theme kits that support the learning plan, which consist of books, toys, games and other resources.  Monthly parenting programmes are offered to inform, support and encourage positive parenting skills.

Contact a Cotlands representative

Nozizwe Dladla-Qwabe

COO
073 750 7544

Annah Gumbi

Playgroup Team Leader
079 700 4988

Natalie Frank

Marketing and Communications
076 455 4076

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Working hours

Kindly note: All Cotlands playgroups and toy libraries are currently closed due to the lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, Wednesday – 8:00-12:30 Hrs
Tuesday, Thursday – 8:00-12:30 Hrs
Friday – Training for playgroup facilitators

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