What is RATL?
RATL (Resource And Toy Library) provides an invaluable library of toys and
teaching resources available to loan for providers of early years
education and parents in Manchester.
Who can join RATL?
We welcome all individuals from parents to schools to join our library,
please see the table below for membership prices, all prices are based on
an annual membership.
What resources are available at RATL?
The list below provides an overview of the types of resources we hold: -
- Role / Imaginative Play items
- ICT Equipment
- Topic Boxes
- Literacy & Numeracy Activities and toys
How to join?
Download our RATL at Martenscroft membership pack and return it to the
centre during our opening hours, alternatively simply pop along during
either our sessions where you can complete a membership pack and have a
£1.00 per borrow
The Resource And Toy Library at Martenscroft is open at the following
times, to both join and view our collection:
Monday 3.00pm -5.00pm
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 primary school children. If you have any questions
about the suitability of any items do not hesitate to speak with a member
How long can I keep my items for?
The general 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 / reources 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 5, 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. Chanrges 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.
How can I pay for my membership?
We are happy to accept Cash, made payable to Martenscroft
Any other questions?
Do not hesitate to contact the centre and speak with a member of the RATL
team, Stacie, Natasha, Kim, Becky, Ruth or Debbie who will answer any questions you may have!
Tel: 0161 226 1266