Newall Green Resource and Toy Library

Newall Green RATL (Resource and Toy Library) provides an invaluable library of toys and teaching resources available to loan for providers and practioners of early years education, playgroups and childcare in Manchester.

Who can join Newall Green RATL? 

We welcome applications from the above groups to join our library, please be advised we require 2 forms of ID, proof of address and proof of identity. Acceptable forms of ID are:

Note the items below must be less than three months old:

·         Utility Bill (Gas, Electricity, Telephone, Internet, Water)

·         Bank/Building Society Statement (no online/bank branch print-offs)

·         Credit Card Statement

·         Pension/Benefit/Family Credit letter statement (showing current receipt of benefits)

·         Pay Slips (where employer’s and employee’s addresses are stated)

·         OFSTED certificate of registration

·         Passport

·         Driving Licence (photo card)


What resources are available at Newall Green RATL? 

We have a wide range of resources including:

  • Musical instruments
  • Construction kits
  • Role/imaginative play
  • Topic boxes
  • Physical play
  • Literacy related activities (inc. Story Sacks & Big Books)
  • Numeracy related activities
  • Sensory resources
  • First years
  • Practitioner resources
  • Jigsaws & games
  • Books

How to join?

Download our Newall Green RATL application form online and return it to the centre during our opening hours, alternatively simply pop along during either of our sessions and complete a form. Membership cards will be issued and must be brought when borrowing items. Membership is free to providers. A nominal charge will be made for consumable items.

Opening Times

The Newall Green Resource And Toy Library is open (term time only) at the following times, to both join and loan items:

Monday 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Friday 10:00am - 1.00pm

Frequently Asked Questions...

What age range are the resources suitable for?

With such a large collection, we have resources which are tailored towards a wide range of ages, from baby items to topic boxes and information sets which are suitable for pre / primary school children.

How long can I keep my items for?

The general maximum loan period is 6 weeks or a school term, however there are no limits as to how often you can change your toys.

How many toys / resources can I loan out at any one time?

We restrict the number of items which any one member can take out at a time to 3, this allows us to ensure that there is always a good selection available to all our members.

Do I have to return the items clean?

We ask that all members who loan items, return them as they would like to find them. Charges will be enforced if an item is returned in a state which means that it cannot be loaned out again for example if is broken or with significant pieces missing. Whilst we understand that resources are to be used and enjoyed, we would ask that any issue with the resources are reported as soon as possible.


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