Cotlands is a multi-award winning, non-profit organisation with a rich history and 80 plus years of experience in serving young children. Cotlands heeded the call to build a stronger nation by ensuring that as many potentially vulnerable children as possible have access to play-based early learning opportunities during early childhood.
As an organisation, Cotlands is working towards making South Africa a more equal society by creating access to play-based early learning opportunities for young children.
Through the generous contributions of donors and partners, Cotlands initiates and facilitates innovative, play-based early learning opportunities for young children. Children are provided access to toy library and playgroup programmes aimed at improving school readiness.
The programmes are designed to ignite potential through play by enhancing children’s language and mathematics skills as well as ensuring physical and social-emotional development. The ultimate goal is to ensure that children have the required skills to excel academically and socially when entering formal schooling.
child and youth care worker (Former Employee) – Johannesburg South, Gauteng – 18 March 2018
It a productive company that is able to uplift their stuff,take them to short courses for the stuff to have more knowledge about the work their doing.an open minded company who gives further education an assistance to their stuff.
Toy Librarian/ Administration (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 5 January 2017
At Cotlands,many employees were willing to go the extra mile to bring in the money. Most of the employees would travel from afar using trains carrying equipment to use when playing with children in the settlement sectors,,I use to go in different places in the township including informal settlements to provide free education through playing games and puzzles,we worked under difficult situations whereby sometimes we will be working under the trees just to help less fortunate children.
It would make a big difference if the government would fund the organization more. Even though the hours were long it was exciting for me working course I new how much of a difference my good work was gonna do in the childrens lives.
Assistant to the I.T. Manager (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, GP – 27 March 2015
Cotlands is a charitable non government organisation that help needy children and babies who are orphaned as a result of HIV AIDS or neglect. everyone in Cotlands sees him/herself as a member of the family and does well to contribute their quota.