Our branch has considered the current situation with COVID-19 and have taken the decision to cancel the “in person” sling library sessions due to take place on Saturday 28th March and 25th April. We hope to still offer a "remote" sling library.
All current hirers will be contacted and asked to drop their slings at volunteers’ houses at the end of their hire as the “in person” sling library sessions due to take place on Saturday 28th March and 25th April have been cancelled. We will then wash them safely and quarantine them for 72 hours. They are then available for rehire.
If you are hoping to hire a sling then please email Slinglibrary.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk and we hope to be able to arrange a drop off at your house, subject to volunteer and sling availability.
We want everyone to be able access support during this time, so please don’t hesitate to ask.
The Sutton and Epsom Sling Library is back! Come along to talk all things babywearing with our volunteers and other parents, and try out a variety of slings suitable from newborn to toddler. You can hire a sling for a month for just £12, and we have slings for sale, too.
We don't charge a deposit for sling hire - you just need to bring a proof of address and cash for the hire.
Out usual venue is Roots Coffee Shop in Epsom Methodist Church. The cafe will be open for drinks/lunch, and has a great children's menu, plenty of highchairs and space for buggies.
* There is no parking on site. The closest public car park is the Ashley Centre.
* We don't charge a deposit for sling hire - you just need to bring a proof of address and cash for the hire.
* If you're returning a sling, please try to come at the beginning of the session so your sling can be tried and re-hired to another family.
* We're quietest in the first half hour, so for more time with our wonderful volunteer team, come early!
For the latest details see the Facebook Event:
We have confirmed dates for our 2020 sling libraries up until September. Dates, times and venue info below!
**CANCELLED** 28 March 10-11.30 Roots Coffee Shop, Epsom
**CANCELLED** 25 April 15.00-16.30 St Andrews, Cheam (At the Nearly New Sale, before the entry point)
30 May 10-11.30 TBC
27 June 10-11.30 TBC
25 July 10-11.30 TBC
29 August 10-11.30 TBC
26 September 15.00-16.30 St Andrews, Cheam (At the Nearly New Sale, before the entry point)
Roots Coffee Shop, Epsom Methodist Church:
Easy access from Epsom Station and town centre (2 minute walk). There is no parking on site – the closest public car park is the Ashley Centre. The cafe will be open for drinks/lunch, and has a great children's menu, plenty of highchairs and space for buggies.
St Andrews Church Hall, Northey Avenue, Cheam:
On these dates the Sling Library is appearing at our Nearly New Sale, before the sale entry point, so you can come along free of charge - although of course you're very welcome to explore the sale, too! Parking is on-street in Northey Avenue or surrounding roads. The sale is busy so allow time to find a space. The hall is busy, but buggies can be left in our buggy park.