Before any toys or books can be loaned from the
library a membership form must be completed and an
agreement form signed to adhere to the terms and
conditions of membership. Proof of current address by
means of TWO forms of ID is also required. Please RAINBOW LIBRARY
inform us of any change of address or other details so
we can keep our records up to date and accurate.
Membership fees are on an annual subscription of
£20.00 for a registered childcare setting, £5.00 for
Policies and Procedures
childminders and £2.50 for families living within the
Use of our Multi Sensory Room is included in
BOOK & TOY
Opening Times—TERM TIME ONLY
Tuesdays—11.30-12.00 pm at The Rainbow Centre
Wednesdays—1.00-3.00 pm at The Rainbow Centre
Other times can be made available by appointment Rainbow and Highfield
Please call 01535 604687
For queries and renewals please contact The Rainbow Tel: 01535 604687
Children’s Centre on 01535 604687
The Rainbow Children’s Centre Terms and Conditions
• Items borrowed are for individual/group use only
Book and Toy Library and are NOT to be re-loaned to anyone else.
• No more than 4 items can be borrowed at a time
The Rainbow Children’s Centre can help you (unless they are part of a set) and of these only
access book and toy library equipment we have a large one item requiring a deposit can be included.
range of resources for you to browse and borrow. • 3 Story sacks can be borrowed at a time and 1
Amongst them are multi-cultural, SEN, physical play, Tactile box can be borrowed at a time.
musical instruments, outdoor resources, jigsaws, • The loan period for items is two weeks, you will
professional loan books, story sacks and tactile boxes. be given a return date when hiring.
All of our products are geared to help the children in • Late returns will prompt a reminder letter,
your care access fun, stimulating, educational, healthy followed by a phone call if items have still not
and safe play. been returned.
• Books and toys call be renewed for a further 2
Who can use our Book and Toy Library? weeks by calling 01535 604687.
• Items must be returned in the same condition
The book and toy library is a resource open to any they were borrowed, they must be clean and in a
registered childcare provider within the Children’s good state of repair.
Centre reach area, including childminders, day care • If a toy gets damaged or parts lost please inform
providers, playgroups, out of school clubs, nurseries us as soon as possible, a change may be
and schools. requested dependant upon the replacement
value of the item which will not exceed the retail
Families living within the reach area of Rainbow and price.
Children’s Centre are more than welcome to • Refundable deposits are required for some items
access the library. available within the library.
• It is the responsibility of the borrower to ensure
Why is play important? that the toys are used appropriately and should
consider the age appropriateness when
Play is how children learn and develop. There are lots borrowing toys.
of different ways in which a child develops, the main • Responsibility will not be accepted for any loss,
ones being social, emotional, intellectual, language injury or damage caused or arising from any
and physical. Every activity a child carries out involves issue of our toys and equipment.
nearly all these areas of child development and the
range of equipment available in the toy library
promotes learning through play.