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 lynette@toddlersworkshop.co.za for more information.

Comments (2)

  • Jarryd has been at Toddlers Workshop since he was three months old and the amount he has learnt has been incredible! He is starting to sing songs in class and shows everyone at home his dance moves! The classes are such an inspiration and keep me on track with what to do with him at home. Thanks to Toddlers Workshop I now see that Jarryd loves music and enjoys playing his instruments. Maybe we have a musician in the making!

    Over the months I have learnt to let go and give Jarryd that much needed independence. I know I am the proud mother of a very confident 2 year old!

  • Margaret de Andrade

    Can you please send me more info

    My grandson Carter is 10 months old and we are looking at introducing Carter to what you offered


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