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Cotlands established a training unit in 2018 focusing on providing courses in Early Childhood Development.

Cotlands offers early childhood development (ECD) practitioners a range of high-quality training courses that are designed to develop skills and build capacity in the sector. Cotlands leads the way in online training courses. 

Who should sign up for our online courses?

Aspiring educators | Au pairs | Baby/child minders | Child minders | Day mothers | Domestic workers | Early learning facilitators | ECD practitioners | 

ECD school staff | Entrepreneurs – ECD / toy library owners | Moms/parents/grandparents | Playgroup leaders | School leavers | Toy librarians

Cotlands training courses

Cotlands offers the following skills based training courses:
  • Toy Library set up and administration
  • Play-based learning with toys
  • Making toys from waste materials
  • Developing birth to two-year olds

Sign-up for one our skills-based training courses, please view our training calendar.

For more information on training, please email training@cotlands.org

P.L.A.Y. (Powerful Learning Around You)

P.L.A.Y. course is an in-service Early Childhood Development training course that was developed in partnership with Department of Basic Education, UNICEF and LEGO Foundation. The P.L.A.Y. course complements existing training and educators enrolled on the course can earn 15 CPTD points as set out by the South African Council for Educators in terms of section 5(b) of the South African Council for Educators Act 31 of 2000.

To register for the P.L.A.Y. course, click here.