COMING SOON: TODDLER SONG & RHYME TIME

TODDLER SONG & RHYME TIME We will soon be piloting a new session on a Monday afternoon 1.30-2.30 at The Toyhouse Centre for parents and children between 8 months & 20 months.  The focus will be songs, rhymes and music for young children to enjoy with their parent/careers. Please contact Yumiko if you would like […]

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BETTER BEGINNING

  The Better Beginnings project   Is a newly launched Peer Support Volunteer programme across Tower Hamlets aiming to help parents-to-be and parents of babies to make a better start to their family life. In 2013 The All Party Parliamentary Group produced a report called “The Critical 1,001 Days” which highlighted the importance of pregnancy […]

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Drop in with Toy Library

Come & join us at The Toyhouse Centre every Friday (term time) 9.30 -11.30  An active & creative session play session for children under 5 and their parents to enjoy together.  Families can also borrow toys to continue the fun at home

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Drop-in Come and Join the Fun

STAY & PLAY with TOY LIBRARY Every Tuesday 1.30-3.00 am (term time) At The Toyhouse Centre 92 St. Paul’s Way, E3 4AL 020 7987 7399 The session is open to all local families with children under 5 years and offers a fun welcoming environment to share time with your child. The Toy Library is an […]

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Toyhouse People

STAFF MANAGER:  Pip Pinhorn DEPUTY MANAGER:  Julie Morgan FINANCE OFFICER: Mohammad Selim TOY LIBRARY SUPPORT WORKERS: Yumiko Enokido-Lineham, Julie Morgan, & Pip Pinhorn   PLAY & FAMILY SUPPORT WORKERS:  Afia Begum, Dilara Begum,  Maria Houlihan, Furdosa Omar  Begom Joly Afroza, Shahena Khatun, Shamim Sultana   EARLY YEARS SOFT PLAY: Natasha Forbes & Dilara Begum MOBILE […]

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Baby Group with Sensory Play & Rhyme Time

An informal Baby Group with Rhyme Time and Sensory Play experience for parents and their children under 12 months old. Come & join Yumiko & other parents for a chat, coffee/tea and homemade cake. Find out the importance of ‘Tummy Time’, Enjoy rhyme time & our sensory environment. Borrow toys from the Toy Library Come […]

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Outreach

Toyhouse has a successful track record of engaging with families in a range of situations and complex needs, often living in circumstances that make accessing services more difficult.  We are able to put into action the knowledge, skills and expertise we have gained over the years to support these families to making the best use […]

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LATEST NEWS FROM TOYHOUSE………

New course, Are you expecting a baby? is your baby due between early July and Mid October?  Toyhouse will soon be starting a new Mellow Bumps course which will be ideal for you to attend.  The course runs at The Toyhouse Centre over 6 x 2hrs sessions.  If you are interested or just want a […]

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Learning Through Play

  Learning Through Play EVERY THURSDAY 10-11.30 (TERM TIME ONLY)   Come and join us for this fun drop-in session, discover how your child is learning as they play and how you can support and encourage this. Different activities relating to the Early Years curriculum each session for you and your children under 5 yrs […]

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Smart Snacker after school club

  The Smart Snackers After School Club Come and join this 6 week course and learn how to prepare and cook healthier snacks, take part in activities that will help you learn more about the food you eat and design your own recipes & mini cookbook. An after school club for children aged 4 – […]

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After School Games Club

Come along to play and make fun board games, also you can borrow games to continue the fun at home. A fun session for parents and children under 8 yrs Every Thursday 3.30 – 5pm (term time only) At The Toyhouse centre

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Baby Massage

Do you have a baby under 8 months old? Would you like to learn how to massage your baby? Toyhouse has IAIM qualified Instructors and runs courses for parents at: The Toyhouse Centre, 92 St. Paul’s Way. E3 4AL The next course starts : contact us for details (Unfortunately older children cannot attend the classes) […]

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Mobile Toy Library

HOME VISITING MOBILE TOY LIBRARY provides a domiciliary toy lending service to referred pre school aged children with Additional Needs.  Run by part time staff, Shahena Khatun & Petra Jallow who can provide support to all families, including those whose first language is not English.  Monthly rota visits are made using our specially converted Renault Master van & […]

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Soft Play Projects

Toyhouse Libraries is funded to run a diverse range of Soft Play services, each geared towards families who have specific needs, each providing exciting play environments for children and parents/carers to use and have fun together, whilst offering opportunities for adults to build their own networks of support. The Soft Plays have a wide variety […]

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Volunteering at Toyhouse

Toyhouse has a strong commitment to empowering local people through volunteering and this NEW project aims to help you develop skills in a practical way. Could be for you if you…. Are based in Tower Hamlets and have an interest in projects that work with pre-school children and their families together. Have spoken and some […]

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Nuts ‘n’ Bolts

TOY LIBRARY TRAINING COURSE This annual basic course will give 20 local people who are already involved in a Member Group the practical nuts and bolts of running a Toy Library, building on relevant practical knowledge they already have. We encourage involvement in the course by all those who are offered a place. There will […]

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Active Play Healthy Eating

  Toyhouse Active Play & Healthy Eating Course Active Play & Healthy Eating is a fun way to find out how important exercise and a healthy diet are for you, your young children under 5 and your whole family WE NOW RUN COURSES DURING THE SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – CONTACT US NOW! The course will […]

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Toyhouse Cookie Policy

Like most websites Toyhouse use cookies. In order to deliver a personalised, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any […]

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Toyhouse Terms and Conditions

We hope you enjoy using the Toyhouse website, whether you’re exploring our services around the world or looking to get involved yourself. Use of the website is provided by Toyhouse (Toyhouse Libraries Association of Tower Hamlets) subject to the following Terms and Conditions: Your use constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions as at the date of your first use of the […]

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Toyhouse Privacy Policy

1. Introduction and General Terms Toyhouse (Toyhouse Libraries Association of Tower Hamlets), and the people we seek to help, are dependent on the generosity of our supporters as well as the goodwill and trust of the public.  We are therefore committed to protecting any personal information we obtain about you, whether you are just visiting […]

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Toyhouse website terms of use

We hope you enjoy getting involved with the Toyhouse website. To keep things pleasant, there are a few terms of use for the site. Participating in blogs, debates, Q&As and polls on the Toyhouse site We welcome your participation in any interactive feature on our site, including your posting comments to our blogs, submitting questions for a […]

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Accessibility on the Toyhouse website

Toyhouse Libraries is committed to providing a website that is accessible and easy to use for the widest range of visitors possible, regardless of disability or impairment. We believe that this is an ongoing process and are constantly seeking to improve in this area. The site has been designed to adhere to best practice by […]

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Toyhouse History

THE EARLY YEARS Toyhouse was established in 1979 and grew out of Home Visiting work the Adult Education Institute was undertaking to lonely, isolated or depressed women with young children.  The idea was to support these women by regular visiting, to develop their parenting skills by means of demonstrating the value of toys and play, […]

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Toyhouse Aims

TOYHOUSE VISION “Toyhouse:  Through the medium of play, provides early support for a better future”    TOYHOUSE MISSION STATEMENT   Toyhouse makes a difference…… by supporting the wellbeing of families locally and throughout the community.  With 35 years’ experience of working with families through the medium of play, Toyhouse fosters  attachment between parents and children, enabling […]

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