Sketch Toy Library
The Toy Library is a free resource open to any school, nursery, group or individual in East Dunbartonshire. The service is run by Enable Scotland and funded by the East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Resources available include toys, books, games and discovery boxes for children up to the age of eight. It also has sensory toys, which are suitable for children with additional support needs.
We open once a week (during term time) at three different bases, and we also visit special schools, early year’s centres, out of school care services, child-minding groups and post-natal baby clinics.
Hillhead Community Centre, 169 Meiklehill Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 2JT
(Tel. 0141 777 3099)
Thursdays, from 10am to 11.30am
Castlehill Primary School, Rosslyn Road, Bearsden
Tuesdays, from 11.30am to 1.00pm
(Except the last Tuesday of every month when we are open from 2.30pm to 4.00pm for an Arts & Crafts session)
Twechar Primary School, Twechar
Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.00pm
Parents and groups can register (free of charge) at any of the venues above or by contacting Carol Coia, the Toy Library Co-ordinator:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 07889 456576
TWINKLE TOTS – PRE FIVE PLAY GROUP FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS
Twinkle Tots runs every Thursday at Hillhead Community Centre, and was set up for children with additional support needs. It is supported by East Dunbartonshire Council as part of the Little Explorers Nurture Day (LEND).
The sessions, which are interactive and fun, follow the same format each week to ensure that the children feel comfortable and know what to expect.
The children attending have a mixture of disabilities - however, children who have not had a firm diagnosis are very welcome to attend. Siblings are also welcome.