Gamesley Toy Library

Description: A toy library gives the child a chance to experiement with a wide selection of carefully chosen toys, all of which are displayed for the children to choose themselves.

Opening Times: Every Thursday (term time) 9.00 - 11.30 am & 12.30 - 3.00 pm

Accessibility: Wheelchair Access & Car park available

Charges: 50 pence Annual Membership this includes the first toy hire. The charge is then 25 pence per week per item.

Eligibility: Available to anyone in Gamesley Area and those in Glossop area who use the Nursery

Age Range: For children aged between 0 - 8 years

We opened in May 1987 with a grant from the Community Education Department of Derbyshire County Council. It is independant, run by two workers and any volunteers who are interested. It is situated in the community room in the Gamesley Early Excellence Centre.

What is a Toy Library?

Children learn through play. Play the work of a child. The right play material is not only enjoyable but also encourages a child's development.

Good educational toys can teach and develop new skill, encourage imagination and language. But good toys are often expensive. Parents may not be able to buy all the toys they would like or hesitate to do so in case their child does not enjoy them.

We fund the toy library through grants and fundraising. We are members of The National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries & Derbyshire Toy Library Network.

Care of Toys

You will recieve your toy in a durable bag. It would help us if youcould make sure that both the bag and the toys are returned complete and in a clean condition.

If the Toys are damaged or not returned, you will be asked to contributesome money towards a replacement. The amount will depend on the price of the toy.

When we buy new toys we fully involve parants and make the choices together.

Contact Information

Contact: Julie Meaton
Email: jmeaton@gamesleyeec.derbyshire.sch.uk
Website: http://www.derbyshire.toylibraries.org.uk/
Telephone: 01457 728950
Address:

Gamesley Early Excellence Centre
Winster Mews
Gamesley
Glossop
Derbyshire
SK13 0LU

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