What is the toy library?
The toy library at Warwick Nursery School is a community service where children, their families and carers can borrow up to 3 toys at any one time and take them home for up to 2 weeks before returning them.
The toys are suitable for babies and children up to 5 years and the different kinds of toys will support learning and development.
It is a non-profit making service.
Why join the toy library?
Parents join the toy library for a number of reasons, but many comment on the following:
Hundreds of good quality, educational toys without the expense of buying them.
Children’s favourite toys frequently change. The wide variety of toys on offer, means your children are never bored with the toys they have.
Age appropriate toys available to keep up with your child’s developmental needs.
Hiring toys is a sustainable way to prevent having to store, sell or discard outgrown toys.
Teaches your child about selecting, sharing, looking after and returning toys.
Where is the toy library?
We are located inside Warwick Nursery School:
Coventry Road, Warwick, England CV34 4LJ
When is the toy library open?
The toy library is open on Fridays during term time at the same time as our Stay & Play session 1.00pm – 2.30pm.
Friday: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
How much does it cost to join?
The annual membership is £12.00. Membership fees are due at time of joining and need to be renewed annually.
Families in receipt of benefits will be exempt from this fee when evidence is provided.
Termly membership of £5.00 available on request.
How much are the toys to hire?
Most of our toys are FREE to borrow with your membership, however some special toys may incur a small charge for loan, payable on collection of toy, please see catalogue for additional cost information.
How do I join?
Membership lasts for a school year (1st September to 31st July)
A membership form will need to be completed, payment made and membership card with your username received before toys are able to be borrowed.
Membership forms can be downloaded from the Toy Library website (www.warwicktoylibrary.org) or Warwick Nursery School website (www.warwicknurseryschool.org) or collected from Warwick Nursery School.
Forms and payment can be given to Warwick Nursery School reception staff at any time during nursery school open hours (Mon—Fri 8.45am- 3.30pm during term time)
How do I borrow toys?
When you have received your membership card and confirmation email you are now ready to log in and start ordering from our online catalogue on the Toy Library website-www.warwicktoylibrary.org
Toys must be ordered by 12 midday on a Wednesday for collection on the following Friday between 1.00pm and 2.30pm. Borrowed toys must be brought back no later than 2 weeks after collection.
If you are not able to collect or return toys on Fridays between 1.00pm and 2.30pm, please contact us on Tel:01926 492701 or email:email@example.com to arrange a different time.
Our Terms of Membership must be adhered to at all times.
How many toys can I borrow?
Members can borrow up to 3 toys at any one time and take them home for up to 2 weeks before returning them.
Are the toys clean?
Absolutely! We clean and sanitise each toy after every use with eco-friendly and anti-bacterial solutions. We steam clean cloth toys and clean wooden and plastic toys with non-toxic, anti-bacterial wipes or spray.
I’ve got home and realised parts are missing or broken on the toy we borrowed.
What do I do?
Please contact us on Tel:01926 492701 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, the toy code and what’s wrong with the toy and we will note it in our system.
My toys are due to be returned, but I can’t return them in time?
If you are not able to return toys on Fridays between 1.00pm and 2.30pm, please contact us on Tel:01926 492701 or email:email@example.com to arrange a different time.
I’ve changed my contact details (address, phone, email).
Who do I contact?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the details, or let the Warwick Nursery School reception staff know the next time you are in the nursery.
I’d like to give a toy library membership as a gift voucher. Can I do this?
Absolutely! What a great gift to give to a family with young children. You can give a gift voucher for our annual membership £12.00. Either email email@example.com or come down to Warwick Nursery School when it’s open, and we will arrange a gift voucher.
Who runs the toy library?
The toy library is run by a committee of volunteers, along with Warwick Nursery School staff. It is a non-profit making service.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our toy library team. Volunteers have an important part to play in our toy library and we welcome volunteers with a range of skills and experience.