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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

Playsa.org:

Playsa,org is an free online ECD training course that was developed in partnership with Department of Basic Education, UNICEF, Cotlands and LEGO Foundation. 

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

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

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Aug 2019

20
Aug
Aug 20 - Aug 22
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Play based learning with toys is a three-day course that looks at in-depth analysis of different toys used for early learning: Children’s right to play Analysing toys Explore age appropriate, developmental, improvised, adapted, linguistic toys How to conduct playful learning sessions Using toys for young children’s holistical development To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less…

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21
Aug
Aug 21

Cotlands Toy Library seminars share best practice ideas in toy libraries amongst toy librarians, early childhood practitioners and early childhood play experts.

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Sep 2019

03
Sep
Sep 3 - Sep 5
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Developing birth to two-year olds is a three-day course that covers all the aspects of a baby’s development milestones: The importance of the first 1000 days Basic child development Importance of touch for a baby to thrive Multi-sensory techniques Stimulation ideas To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less than 10 toy libraries) submit list of…

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17
Sep
Sep 17 - Sep 18

Making toys from waste materials is a two-day workshop that helps develop skills to make toys that are cultural and indigenous and children’s toys made from discarded plastic and cardboard,   Toy making techniques Make 10 useful toys (including indigenous/cultural and adapted toys) Explore how toys enhance children’s development linked to the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for Children Birth to Four To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to…

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Oct 2019

01
Oct
Oct 1 - Oct 3
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Toy Library set up and administration is a three-day course that covers the following key aspects of a toy library: What is a toy library? Benefits of a toy library Quality standards of a toy library How to categorise and prepare toys Sustaining a toy library To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less than 10 toy libraries) submit list of all R690.00…

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15
Oct
Oct 15 - Oct 17
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Play based learning with toys is a three-day course that looks at in-depth analysis of different toys used for early learning: Children’s right to play Analysing toys Explore age appropriate, developmental, improvised, adapted, linguistic toys How to conduct playful learning sessions Using toys for young children’s holistical development To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less…

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29
Oct
Oct 29 - Oct 31
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Developing birth to two year olds programme is a three-day course that covers all the aspects of a baby's development, sensory techniques and milestones: The importance of the first 1000 days Basic child development Importance of touch for a baby to thrive Multi-sensory techniques Stimulation ideas To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less than 10…

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Nov 2019

05
Nov
Nov 5 - Nov 6
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Making toys from waste materials is a two-day workshop that helps develop skills to make toys that are cultural and indigenous and children’s toys made from discarded plastic and cardboard,   Toy making techniques Make 10 useful toys (including indigenous/cultural and adapted toys) Explore how toys enhance children’s development linked to the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for Children Birth to Four To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to…

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19
Nov
Nov 19 - Nov 21
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Toy Library set up and administration is a three-day course that covers the following key aspects of a toy library: What is a toy library? Benefits of a toy library Quality standards of a toy library How to categorise and prepare toys Sustaining a toy library To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less than 10 toy libraries) submit list of all R690.00…

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20
Nov
Nov 20

Cotlands Toy Library seminars share best practice ideas in toy libraries amongst toy librarians, early childhood practitioners and early childhood play experts.

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26
Nov
Nov 26 - Nov 28
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Play based learning with toys is a three-day course that looks at in-depth analysis of different toys used for early learning: Children’s right to play Analysing toys Explore age appropriate, developmental, improvised, adapted, linguistic toys How to conduct playful learning sessions Using toys for young children’s holistical development To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less…

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