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Our next Nearly New Toy Sale will be on Tuesday 11th February at the Toyhouse Centre 10.30 to 12 noon.  Lots of pre loved and NEW toys for you to buy.  All money raised helps us run services for Tower Hamlets Families


SureSTEPs Peer Support Volunteer training

If you are interested in finding out what is involved in this project or would like to join the next cohort starts on 26th February



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

Working it out together course Application form

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 suresteps@toyhouse.org.uk

Download a flyer here      INFO POSTER PEER SUPPORT 30.01.19

Download a Peer Supporter Application form PSV SS APPLICATION FORM 05032019

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

Exciting time at the Business in the Community Awards at the Royal Albert Hall when Morgan Stanley ‘Healthy Cities’ won the Connected Places award. As one of the partners Toyhouse has the privilege to be part of this.


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

Why not join our NEW 6 week course
 Cook,  Community & Culture, running every Tuesday 10-12.30


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


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