Toys & Equipment
Below are a list Specialist Suppliers of Special Needs Toys and Play Equipment which we think may be interesting or useful to you. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Oakleigh School cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.
Beds for Kids Dreams Beds have been Buttle UK’s main bed supplier since 2012 and in that time we have distributed 10,000 beds together. In the last year alone Buttle UK have provided 2,500 Dreams beds to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
With help from Dreams Beds and The Sun Newspaper, Buttle UK's Chances for Children campaign aims to deliver up to 3000 beds to children in financial hardship throughout the UK.
CARRIE-LOU make lots of items for young people and adults with additional needs, this includes waterproof bandannas, feeding tube pads, awareness clothing and car seat belt covers along with many more items.
CHANGING PLACES (or telephone 020 7696 6019) is a group that campaigns for public toilets with adult-sized changing benches, hoists and other disability facilities. Their website contains a map showing over 200 facilities around the UK.
COMPUTERS FOR THE DISABLED supply Internet ready Multimedia PC's using new and second-hand parts, for distribution throughout the UK. They specialise in supplying disabled home users including those with learning disabilities, and organisations and charities that help the disabled.
This is an organisation created as a result of the merger between the Barnet Play Association (BPA) and IPOP. They have a library of sensory equipment and toys available for free loan to all! This includes Bubble Tubes, Fibre Optics, Star Mats, UV Boxes, Soft Play Equipment, Bean Bag and Cushions, Sensory Backpacks and much more! Contact Andrew at Fair Play Barnet on 020 8203 1257 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your loan now!
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. As well as their own resources they also supply products from AbleNet, AMDi, Crick, IntelliTools, Keytools, Maxess, Mayer Johnson, SoftTouch, Traxsys, Widgit and others.
JUST OUTDOOR TOYS
Established in 2003, they are a family run business specialising in outdoor play equipment many of which are suitable for special needs children such as activity panels, swings, slides and sandpits.
FLEDGLINGS is a national charity which aims to assist parents and carers of disabled children, or those with additional needs of any kind, by identifying, sourcing and supplying practical, affordable products to address every day issues. We have copies of their catalogues in school, so please ask if you would like one.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOYS & LEISURE LIBRARIES
The Association has over 35 years experience in helping toy and leisure libraries as well as working across the voluntary and statutory sector developing policy and using our expertise to promote the value of play and leisure opportunities for all.
RACKETY’S is a supplier of clothing for disabled adults and children. They endeavour to add some normality and bit of sparkle to the rather grey world of adaptive clothing. You can also call them on 01538 381430.
Remap is a charity working through a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers. These people use their ingenuity and skills to help people with disabilities to achieve independence in some aspect of their lives, or to enjoy leisure opportunities previously closed to them. They adapt, simplify, design and make one-off items. Remap’s pieces of special equipment are tailor-made by volunteer experts and given free to the people who need them. Barnet Panel: Tony Tricker on 8366 0491 or Esther Challis on 8440 6211
ROMPA has been designing and installing high quality, tailor-made facilities for over 25 years. ROMPA offers a wide range of Sensory Integration resources for everyone, including options for the home and classroom.
SENSORY DIRECT design and manufacture weighted blankets and other sensory products.
SENSORY EDUCATION have been selling sensory toys and special needs toys since early 2009 and have gained a reputation for providing sensory toys and special needs toys at prices lower than their sensory toy rivals. They offer quick delivery and excellent customer service.
From educational wooden toys for pre-schoolers to games for special needs children and gifts for autistic children, SenseToys helps you find exactly what you need. With play tips and ideas for each toy, you can help your child have fun while learning through play.
SENSORY SLUMBER make affordable bespoke weighted blankets and lap pads. Each and every blanket is hand made to order and comes in two sizes 36 x 48 inches & 40 x 55 inches, lined inside, double stitched throughout & designed to look look like ordinary blankets.
SENSORY TOY WAREHOUSE
An Award Winning innovative company, specialising in exciting and inspiring sensory activities, toys and equipment. This is a source of low-cost novelty developmental toys and sensory items for Special Needs. Items are categorised according to each of the five senses.
Strive Mobility was created in order to make life just a little easier for our disabled users and their carers. We understand that for anyone with a disability, it’s not always easy to get out and about; having to always think about the equipment that you might need in order to get somewhere and what mobility aids you might need once you’re there, can be stressful. With Strive Mobility you no longer have to worry about this. You can now hire wheelchairs, mobility scooters, profile beds and other mobility equipment on a long or short term basis so that they’re available for you to use at your destination.
TFH UK (SPECIAL NEEDS TOYS)
TFH present a large range of Special Needs Toys, from mobile Multi-Sensory, to Swings, Trampolines and other Sensory Integration kit, Switches, Rewards and small Sensory toys. With over 1,000 to choose from - they are fun, innovative and often unique!
Wonsie specialises in bodysuits for older children. The sizes of 'Wonsies' start where most brands finish. They help to keep wandering hands out of nappies, deter inappropriate undressing, keep curious fingers out of feeding buttons/PEG tubes, prevent kids with eczema from scratching tummies, maintain a warm layer under clothes and anything else which requires top to bottom coverage. The bodysuits have been particularly popular amongst parents with children with special needs. Tel: 07565 799 668.