We are starting a new PARENTING COURSE called WORKING IT OUT TOGETHER. This 6 session course is aimed at parents and their pre-school children and will run between 10 – 12 on a Thursday morning, starting on February 27th and ending 2nd April. If you are interested contact us or apply via the form below
Our next Nearly New Toy Sale will be on Tuesday 3rd December at the Toyhouse Centre 10.30 to 12 noon
Are you having a sort through your children’s toys before Christmas? Remember Toyhouse would welcome any unwanted good condition to help us raise funds to continue to run a range of projects for the local community
Toyhouse Open Event on 15th October was a great success with 50 professionals and friends coming along to celebrate Toyhouse 40th Anniversary . Councillor Danny Hassell: Cabinet member for Children, Schools & Young People. Pauline Hoare: Integrated Head Early YEars Service & Nadia Hussein LBTH Deputy Young Mayor joined us to cut our celebratory cake & deliver speeches
We are now into week 3 of training for the third cohort of 10 new Sure STEPs Peer Support Volunteers and lots of interesting discussions are taking place
We are now nearing the end of the training for our new cohort of SureSTEPs Peer Support Volunteers. If you are interested in finding out what is involved in this project or would like to join the next cohort starting in June then contact. TRAINING WILL START OCTOBER 2019
Jo Pink on 02079877399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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