About Ealing Toy Library

The Ealing Toy Library has been set up by Simmi and Gemma.  We are mums who live in Ealing who met through our journey into motherhood.

Simmi is a mother of 1 year old twins, married to a Kiwi and has seen how Toy Libraries are a crucial part of the community in New Zealand, where so many people are environmentally conscious and the borrowing culture is strong.

Gemma has now moved to the country but her passion for sustainability and protecting the environment continues to be a strong value for the Toy Library.

The Toy Library is committed to a sustainable future for all children whether that be through development via play or the protection of their physical environment. We hope that you find this a worthy and exciting enterprise for our local community here in Ealing and we look forward to seeing you to lend you some toys! 

Toy Libraries are great for everyone in the community.
Here is why we think so:

  • IT IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - By regularly borrowing toys rather than buying you are helping the environment by recycling toys that may otherwise end up in landfill.

    • YOU WILL SAVE MONEY - a lot of it! According to research by NPD, by a baby's second birthday families spend on average £367 per year per child. A toy library membership is around £5 per month.
    • SPACE SAVING - Toys take up a lot of space in our homes and children tend to have a lot of of them. By borrowing rather than buying you can simply give them back when your child has finished playing / grown out of their toys. You can even borrow large toys such as jumperoos and walkers.

          • ENCOURAGING PLAY - All children should play more, play is an integral part of any child's development - the best toys engage a child's senses, spark their imagination and encourage them to interact with other.