About Us – Educational Toy Centre

About Us

EDUCATIONAL TOY CENTRE is acknowledged as the largest supplier and stockist of quality educational material in Southern Africa.

Our Education Advisor / Consultant, Avrille Gork, is a qualified Foundation Phase teacher. She is intimately involved in the business, her main interest and function being the assessment of new products, liaison with manufacturers, advising and assisting new and existing schools, toy libraries, educational institutions and advising parents in the selection of suitable and appropriate educational material to bring the joy that is associated with play that in turn stimulates learning.

She is personally involved, and offers to conduct on our premises, practical workshops for teachers in Early Childhood Development, focussing on the evaluation and implementation of educational material, primarily at grassroots level.

She has worked extensively in the rural areas with teachers from informal settlements. At the request of local and international sponsors, she assesses and makes recommendations for various centres, both nationally and to neighbouring Southern African countries.

Avrille was the National Chairperson of the SA Toy Libraries and Leisure Association, Executive Member of the SA Congress for Early Childhood Development and member of the Steering Committee of the S.A. Government’s Alexandra Renewal Project. She is also currently the Chairperson of the Johannesburg Mini and Junior Council.

Over the years, EDUCATIONAL TOY CENTRE has worked with many companies and organisations in successfully equipping numerous Early Learning Centres, that have included the Grade R (Reception) group.

We are confident that our services will be of invaluable assistance to you, and look forward to working together in bringing a meaningful and beneficial educational programme to the community.

Kindly contact us so that we may discuss your project.