We can't acknowledge the valuable contribution that everyone in our workforce makes to the success of The Toy Library individually: there just isn't room!  Instead, we'd like to tell you about some of the people who work here...  

Steve Parkinson - Service Director  [email protected]

Working in play-related services in the community since the 1970's in London and the East Midlands, Steve continues to lead our team with enthusiasm and charm!

Jane Byrne - Community Woodland Coordinator  [email protected]

With almost 30 years experience in play, Jane is our outdoors play and woodland crafts specialist who looks after one of our biggest play resources; 10 acres of woodland on the edge of Bulwell Hall Park.  Jane loves sending herself home covered in mud - not sure the other passengers on the bus are too pleased though!

Lorraine Stevenson - Family Mentor Manager  [email protected]

Joining the team in 2004, Lorraine now leads a team of local family mentors delivering the Small Steps Big Changes programme in Bulwell.  Her enthusiasm for this innovative project is matched only by her vast knowledge of popular music and old films at our highly-competitive Christmas quiz.

Sara Taylor - Activities Coordinator  [email protected]

With over 12 years as a member of the Toy Library team, Sara embodies the spirit of the Toy Library having begun as a parent user of our services, joining our management committee and finally becoming an employee.  I guess she just couldn't bear to be parted from us.  If you want a creche for your meeting, event or even your wedding day, Sara is the person who can make it happen! 

Andy Pedley - Business Manager  [email protected]

Following 10 years in business finance and 15 years in the education sector, Andy joined the Toy Library in 2013, introducing decent coffee to the morning ritual soon after.