Toddlers’ Workshop was the very first Mother and Child workshop in South Africa and was founded in 1988 in Greenpoint. It was developed by Celia and Otto Kossar, who has since retired. The Port Elizabeth workshop is the last remaining Toddlers’ Workshop in South Africa and has been operating since 1992.
Apart from a BA, HED and BA Honns in Afrikaans and Nederlands, Lynette also finished a two-year diploma course in Family and Child Development in 1992 and attended numerous ongoing training since then: she is a BabyGym Instructor, Evergreen Parenting Facilitator, Tall Trees facilitator, did a Basic as well as Advanced Course in Play Therapy and qualified to be a Play Learn Grow facilitator. She is a member of the local Early Childhood Business Forum and is a part time lecturer in B Ed at Varsity College. She is often asked to translate books on education and is a developer of B Ed manuals for the International Institute of Education. Lynette has also developed two Afrikaans CD’s, Skoppelmaatjies and Klouter Kabouter, with songs that will encourage movement to build the brain as there is hardly anything available in Afrikaans. Thand’uSana, a Port Elizabeth Place of Safety for abandoned and neglected babies, is the Toddlers’ Workshop choice of charity.
Lynette is married and has three adult children and two grandchildren.
Contact Lynette van Wyk at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.