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Kath Dickson Family Centre Toy Library

June 12, 2019

The Kath Dickson Family Centre Toy Library is about to expand. Established in 1975, the Community Toy Library has proudly serviced the Community allowing members to borrow and update their toys as their needs change. The Toy Library will now also be made available for businesses throughout the region, allowing them to stock their reception and waiting rooms.

Medical Practices, Lawyers, Accountants, Allied Health, and other professional services often have clients visiting with children. This new service will allow the children to play quietly with toys, including educational and sensory items, while the parents and carers are in their meeting.


CEO, Mr Ken Murphy said “Businesses hire plants - Now they can hire toys.” Cleaned and sanitised toys will be rotated on a regular basis, so that businesses always have appropriate items available. Mr Murphy said “Whilst some businesses already have some toys available, they are forever replacing, repairing, and cleaning toys – we take away that time consuming problem”.


As a not for profit charity, Kath Dickson Family Centre is also offering Sponsorship opportunities to businesses for the necessary ongoing restocking of their toy library. With different sponsorship levels available, this provides businesses the opportunity to give back to the community, whilst also be recognised through branded labels attached to the toys. Mr Murphy said “Your business brand will be circulated through multiple businesses on a rotational basis”.


As recognised experts in Early Child Care, the organisation also operates Centre-Based Care providing Long Day Care, Occasional Care, and Kindergarten placements in Toowoomba and Dalby, along with several regular Playgroups in Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast.


A strong advocate for the sector, Kath Dickson Family Centre is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing face-to-face training in nationally accredited qualifications to 1,000+ Students across urban and rural Queensland, complemented by regular professional development sessions and networking opportunities.


“With a geographical reach covering all of Queensland, including office locations in Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, and Townsville, we also have Trainers and Educators strategically based throughout the State” said Mr Murphy.

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