If you have more than 4 children, please email us the details of your fifth and subsequent children.
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The Boring but Necessary Part
Overdue Toys - After a 1-week grace period, overdue toys will incur a fine of $1.00 per toy/resource per week.
Dirty Toys - $2 will be charged if toys are brought back dirty (or use our wash-up facilities to clean them).
Loss/Damage - Toys break even in normal play. Don’t be embarrassed if this happens to you. Please notify us of missing or broken parts when you return the toys.
You are responsible for checking the condition and description of the toys (and all parts). Please inform the librarian of any discrepancies so the librarian can update the toy record. A great deal of time and effort from the Committee is put into the repair and maintenance of the toys. Your care helps to maintain their condition.
Clean toys are important – they are nicer to play with and help stop the spread of colds flu and other bugs.
Important things to note:
How to clean toys:
Costumes and Puppets
Gentle hand wash or spot clean
Battery Operated Toys
DO NOT put battery operated toys into water. Wipe with a damp cloth.
Plastic Toys (not battery operated)
All Duplo can be washed/rinsed/dried easily. A zipped net bag or colander dipped into washing water and then rinsed is quick and easy.
Many toys can be easily cleaned in the top drawer of the dishwasher or with the dishes in the sink. Remember to dry thoroughly
Baby / Toddler toys
Please clean and disinfect baby toys by adding a good sized amount of white distilled vinegar to warm, soapy water. Rinse with clear water and dry. Toys are always in the mouths of babies and toddlers, so they need to be cleaned well.
Ride on and outdoor toys
Please ensure outdoor toys have no sand or water. If they have had big dirty adventures give them a good wash. It helps keep the mud and mess out of your car as well.
Wooden toys don’t like to spend too much time in water. Please wipe and dry them well. Avoid using spray and wipe products as they can damage the finish on the wood.
Puzzles & Games
Wipe pieces with a damp cloth if needed.