Provider Details

Contact Details

Provider
Toyhouse Libraries Association
Telephone No

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
All Ages

Address Details

Street Number
The Toyhouse Centre
Street
92 St Pauls Way
Town
London
Postcode
E3 4AL

Description

Service Description

Toyhouse promotes the education and social development of children and adults, by working with parents, guardians, carers and families through partnerships and supportive networks, in particular through the provision of facilities, services and resources for their recreation or other leisure time occupation and providing equality of opportunity for play for the well being of all children.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Toyhouse Believes That:
• Play is crucial to all children’s learning and development
• Parents / caregivers are a child’s first & most enduring educator
• All children & their families deserve high quality services & support

Our Aims:
• To provide good quality play provision, toys and resources for young children and their carers to enjoy together
• To provide a supportive, safe and stimulating environment in which adults can meet, relate and develop friendships & supportive networks
• To disseminate the view that play is fun, is central to ongoing child development and to promoting lifelong learning
• To signpost young families to other services relevant to their situation and their needs.
• To provide training in Toy Librarianship and Family Support accessible to anyone in Tower Hamlets

Mission Statement:
• Toyhouse, working with families, as a non profit making organisation based in Tower Hamlets
• Actively facilitates and promotes play as central to all children's well-being
• Supporting a network of Member Groups
• Empowers local communities through volunteering and training opportunities

This is a Toy Library and family support service for families in their own home. The service visits families once a month on a pre-arranged basis. The family can come down to the van to select a range of toys (both specialist and generic) to borrow and play with together for a month. Where appropriate the worker spends time in the home with the family.

At the Toyhouse Centre we offer a range of Parent & child play sessions, parenting courses, baby massage and after school clubs.

Monday
• 10-11.30 baby group for parents & babies under 1 year old
• 13.30-14.30 Toddler play & Rhyme time
• After School: Movers & Muncher 15.30-17.00 - a fun cooking and movement workshop for children 4-10 years old and their parents

Tuesday:
• 10-12.30 Cook, Community & Culture: Parents & children under 5 can enjoy a 6 session course where we share and learn more about our local community, includes cooking.
• 13.30-15.00 parent & toddler drop in with Toy Library

Wednesday:
• Mellow parenting: a 14 week parenting course for mums & their under 5’s

Thursday:
• 9.30-11.00 Learning through play for parents & under 5’s
• 15.30-17.00 After School Games Club for children 4-10yrs and their parents

Friday
• 9.30-11.30 Drop in with Toy Library: parents & under 5’s
• Baby massage courses run each half term: contact us for details

Costs

Cost
Free

Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:30To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:30To 16:00

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Yes
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Yes
Has A Service Description?
Yes
Is There A Waiting List?
No
Registered For 2 Year Old Grant
No

Further Information

Provider Type
Idea Stores / Libraries Idea Stores / Libraries Idea Stores / Libraries
Delivery Channels
In Person
How to Contact
Email In Person Telephone
Eligibility Criteria
Resident Of Tower Hamlets Tier 1: Universal
Available Facilities
Disabled Access Information Desk Kitchen Play Area Public Toilets
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)

Details last updated

Last Updated
12 December 2017