Recently a colleague and I visited the Special Needs Toy Library at Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh. We were impressed by the range of toys and resources available and the commitment of staff to provide a range of quality toys – from jigsaws to light ropes and larger items like child sized tables and chairs. The Special Needs Resource Base is supported by East Lothian Council Childcare Partnership and operated by Borders Scrap Store. It’s open on Wednesday mornings, costs £10 for annual group membership and has an uplift and delivery service
The following information is from the website.
What it provides
The library aims to provide a range of toys, equipment and books for children who have special needs.
Often organisations do not have the money to buy a full range of equipment, nor do they have the facilities for storage.
The library allows members to borrow and try out some of the resources available.
Groups and individuals are able to borrow materials for up to one term.
Who can use the toy library
Groups and individuals who provide childcare and education for children with special needs can borrow equipment on payment of a small annual membership fee.
- After school clubs
- Community groups
- Early years centres
- Private nurseries
- Special Needs groups