Walthamstow Toy Library and Play Centre is an educational charity which provides babies and children under the age of five with a stimulating and creative learning environment.

The Team

The Toy Library is run by a volunteer management committee, all are local parents and carers and users of our service.  They are elected at the AGM, which is open to all members.  We have five part- time members of staff and a team of dedicated session volunteers. New volunteer recruits are always very welcome.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and stimulating place for young children and their parents and carers to play, learn and interact.

Six aims underpin this mission.  These are to:

  • Support children aged under five to learn and develop and prepare for nursery education;
  • Promote bonding and attachment between children and their parents or carers;
  • Reduce isolation and help parents to develop supportive social networks;
  • Promote the health and well-being of children and families;
  • Enable access to our services from all sections of our local community particularly those on a low income; and represent the aims and interests of our members.