Toyhouse Centre Sessions – Closures over the Winter Break:
The Toyhouse Centre sessions will be closed from 5pm 18th December
and most will Restart from Monday 7th January 2019
The Tuesday Drop in session will not restart until 15th January due to staff training
The office will remain open until 12 noon on Thurs 20th December
Please note: Early Years Active Play which we run on Monday and Wednesday at Mile End Play Pavilion will be closed from after the session on Wed 12th until it reopen on Monday 7th January 2019
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our fund raising toy sale buy donating toys or coming along to buy them. We raised an amazing £435
Toyhouse sessions will have a graduated start from 3rd September. Please see our new time table to ensure you know the start date of each session.
We will have some new sessions starting in September, look out for COOK 4 LIFE & THE SEWING CLUB, both these session require you to book as the number of places are limited
Next TOY SALE WILL BE DURING THE ST PAUL’S WAY FESTIVAL
ON SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 10-1.30PM
A HALF TERM MUNCHERS WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 11-1 pm. This is fun cooking & activity workshop for children 4-10 years together with their parents. Places limited to the first 14 children. Contact us for more info
The next TOY SALE will be on THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 10.30-12 noon
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING THE ACTIVE PLAY HEALTHY EATING COURSE.
But we have started a new course: COOK COMMUNITY & CULTURE now running Tuesday’s 10-12.30. each course is 6 sessions over 6 weeks. Contact us for more details
This term we are continuing to work in partnership with the local Medical Centre at St Paul’s Way and will be holding the 6 session DIY Health course here at Toyhouse on a Wednesday morning. Suitable for parents with children under 5 who want to learn more about their children’s health
THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL TOY LIBRARY CONFERENCE
At the International Toy Library Conference in the Netherlands. Pip & Julie represented Toyhouse and the UK by making a presentation entitled ‘Firmer Foundations’ showcasing our range of services for families pre-birth to 2 years supporting attachment via play & engagement.
A New after school session for children aged 4-10 years and their parents. Funded by BBC Children in Need will start on Monday 20th February. MOVERS & MUNCHERS will run every Monday from 3.30 (with extra workshops during school holidays). Learn how to prepare healthier snacks, take part in fun activities, discovering more about the food you eat & the importance of being active.
NEARLY NEW TOY SALE: Next date to be confirmed in the New Year
We have just heard from Mellow Parenting that Toyhouse has been awarded: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
GREAT NEWS, TOYHOUSE has been awarded: Centre of Excellence – Here is the post from their Facebook page:
Centre of Excellence: We are delighted to have received so many amazing applications this year with some very worthy winners 🏆
Positive Equality & Diversity Practice: joint winners
The Toyhouse Centre, London
Parenting Team, Walsall Council
Innovation in Activity:
DOWN Sure Start, Northern Ireland
Most Comprehensive Service:
Breadth of Parenting Multi Agency Steering Group, Fife, Scotland