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Toy Library Family Drop-In and Special Needs Service Provider

The Toy Library at The Lighthouse Child Development Centre is for parents/carers with children who have special needs. The library provides support/advice, specialised equipment, respite days, fun days and outings (members only) and a toy and equipment loan scheme. This is our drop in facility-come and have a coffee and chat. 

The library is a voluntary organisation run by a parent led committee. 

It offers:

  • Toy loan scheme
  • Informal coffee mornings and play sessions
  • Support and advice
  • Fun days and outings
  • Respite scheme
  • Special equipment loan with guidance from therapists
  • Facilitates several other support groups. 

Part of the Short Breaks scheme

Who to contact

Southend Toy Library
Lighthouse CDC (behind Kingsdown School)
Snakes Lane
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Contact Name
Mike Wilson



We are based in the Lighthouse building in our own area-Receptionist will direct you

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 10:00 - 12:00; Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00; Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 term time only
Time of day

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

This is a specific toddler group for those who have children with special needs.

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years to 5 years

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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 Last updated: 01 Jan 1970

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