The Baby Equipment Loan Service and Toy Library (BELS & TL) is a local charity which provides essential items of baby and safety equipment to parents and carers in North Tyneside. Both long and short term hire is available to anyone on benefits or low income. Wooden cots, single/double buggies, highchairs and baby monitors and recently added due to request baby starter packs (moses basket, baby bath, steriliser and three bottles) are available on a hire basis. Fireguards, safety gates and small safety packs are sold at a subsidised cost. All equipment is safety checked and will be in very good condition at the time of hire. The Toy Library is available to all children (0-15 years) residing in NT. The Project is open set hours each week as well as offering outreach and stay and play sessions to groups in remote areas of the borough. We actively promote the service to young parents, BME groups, Domestic Violence agencies and people living in supported accommodation. Local Social Services and Children's Centres utilise the BELS & TL on a regular basis therefore enabling us to reach a wide range of clients. By providing a loan and library service, we encourage people to reuse and recycle equipment and toys. We are fortunate to receive used items from supporters of the project; where they cannot be reused by us, we request donations for these goods at table tops. Recycling reduces landfill and helps educate children to the benefits of reducing their carbon footprint.


This provider offers the following services:

St. Mary's Church Toddler Group
Waterville Primary School Toddler Group

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