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Mainstream Toy Library - Guidelines
Terms & Conditions

What is it?

A large selection of toys and equipment that SPP lend out for use in pre-school groups both voluntary and privately run. Additional support needs library is also available to parents/carers of children with additional needs.

There is a large variety of items available ranging from large physical play items to toys suitable for younger children/babies. We have a catalogue for the libraries, which is available to all members, containing pictures and details of all the toys available from the libraries. Contact one of our field-workers or phone the office if you wish to see the folder or if you have any queries.

The toy library is an ideal way to try out toys within your group, to see if the children are interested in playing with the items. It is a way of trying out new ideas and if you are working on a particular theme, then items from the library can often tie in with your project. Children always enjoy playing with different and varied toys.

Where is it and when?

All the toys are distributed from: Shetland Pre-School Play Ltd. 
Market House
14 Market Street

We are open Monday and Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm during school term times. Also, you can e-mail an order in at anytime to Fieldworkers by clicking HERE and it will be available for pick up from Market House once you have received confirmation that your order is ready. In addition, if our fieldworkers are doing a group visit in your area they will be only too happy to deliver your order and to take back your returns. 

How can I borrow something for our group?

You must first register with the library, which involves paying a registration fee currently £20.00 for groups payable in September each year. If you require a registration form, either download them from the website or contact the office Tel: 01595 743900.

How many items can I take?

Four items can be taken out of the libraries and all toys must be returned within 4 weeks from the date taken out. An extension of the loan may be requested if the toy is required for a longer period as long as no one else has pre-booked the toy.

When returning borrowed toys from the libraries, please ensure they are intact and in a clean and tidy condition. If there are any broken pieces or bits missing, please inform us to allow us to obtain replacements.

The smooth running of the libraries depends on members returning toys/equipment on time, allowing us to redistribute them to other groups.

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