Terms and Conditions of Toy Loan

We hope you enjoy your visits to the Toy Library. It would help us greatly if you would:-

1.   The Toy Library is open to all residents of Wokingham District including childcare and play providers and children’s groups. Signatories must be 18 or over. Residents from other areas are welcome to join at our discretion. Two forms of identification are required to join the Toy Library, including one with a current address, e.g. driving licence, bank statement with bank card - current within the last 3 months.

2.   Toy Library membership is valid for one year. Current membership charges are displayed in the library.

3.   Toys and equipment are available for loan for a period of 3 weeks.Each toy is individually priced for hire, please ask co-ordinators for information.

4.   Party loans are for 1 week. Current party hire and deposit charges are displayed in the library.

5.  Library members are responsible for all items borrowed from the library. All items remain the property of the Lend and Play Toy Library and must not be sold or rehired. Items must be returned in the same condition as they were borrowed. They must be clean and in a good state of repair.Toys and equipment are checked and cleaned on returned from hire.
However please note that if you or your child/ren have an allergy of any kind, the Toy Library cannot be held responsible for any cross contamination that may occur and may cause an allergic reaction through use of toy/s or equipment hired.
Where an item is returned broken, incomplete, or not returned, the toy library reserves the right to make a charge. The Toy library Insurance does not cover breakage, loss or theft of an item once removed from the Toy Library under loan by a member.

6.   Items must be returned to the Toy Library during opening hours. Members are asked not to return toys to the Ambleside Centre or leave toys outside the Toy Library.

7.   Batteries: where included, the library will make sure the batteries are working but cannot guarantee they will last the 3 week loan period.

8.   Fines will be charged for overdue items. The current rate of fines is displayed in the library. Renewal of items is at the discretion of the librarian depending on demand for the item in question. When an item is renewed, the rental charge must be paid again for the further loan.

9.   Fees, fines and rental charges will contribute to maintaining the library but will not be sufficient to maintain the service on their own. Failure to pay for fines, fees and replacement charges will result in suspension of membership and may lead to prosecution.

10. All information held by the library is protected under the Data Protection Act

11. Members of the library will be expected to abide by the Terms and Conditions and will be reminded of these as necessary.

12. Safety: responsibility will not be accepted for any loss, injury or damage caused by or arising from any use or misuse of any toys or equipment borrowed from the Toy Library.
The Lend and Play Toy Library does not accept liability for damage or injury to person/s and or property whilst equipment/toy/s are on loan.

13. Supervision: parents and carers are responsible for their children whilst at the Toy Library.

14. The Lend and Play Toy Library is run by a Voluntary Management Group. Please indicate on the membership form if you are interested in furthering the work of the toy library organisation and/or joining the committee.

15.  Any suggestions about the Toy Library are welcome.

16. Complaints. Any complaints about the Toy Library service can be sent, in writing, to:
    The Chair
    Lend and Play Toy Library
    Ambleside Centre
    Ambleside Close
    RG5 4JJ

    Registered Charity Number: 1105571

Acceptance of these Terms is a condition of membership.


Terms and Conditions of Party Hire


  •       Hirers must be aged 18 years or over.
  •      Parties can be booked up to 3 months in advance.

  •       All items remain the property of the Lend and Play Toy Library and must not be sold or rehired.

  •      Toys/ Equipment are cleaned and checked on a regular basis. If you notice any damage, please notify us immediately- if necessary either e-mail us lend.play@gmail.com or leave a message on our answer phone t/p 0118 3776429.

  •      Party items are hired to the customer on the understanding that they will be returned in an undamaged condition. Please ensure that Toys/Equipment are checked, cleaned, dry and complete before returning.

  •      Collection of party items is on Wednesday between 2.30pm – 7.30pm.

  •      Return of party items is the following Wednesday between 1pm – 2pm.

  •      Please ensure children are supervised at all times when using toys/equipment.

  •      The hirer takes full responsibility for persons using the equipment.

  •       The Lend and Play Toy Library does not accept  liability for damage or injuries to person/s and or property whilst equipment is on loan.

  •      Deposit - £50 cash/cheque - for each week of hire, returnable after equipment has been returned within loan time.

  •      A copy of safety guidelines is provided with the Inflatable Ball Pool and the Roller Coaster,-  PLEASE READ BEFORE USING EQUIPMENT.

  •      These terms and conditions must be signed before the equipment is released to the hirer.

If you have any questions do ask your Toy Librarian or contact the Toy Library on: 0118 3776429.