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Children from families with a background of traumatic life experiences or complex needs don’t always get the education they should.

Right now, we need to raise vital funds to ensure ToyBox can provide essential, low-cost, early years education to children who need it most.

Children who have experienced trauma don’t always feel safe and may struggle to engage in learning at a crucial stage in their early development years. They need time to develop the confidence to learn through play and build secure relationships.

“It is our mission at ToyBox to provide a safe and secure environment by putting the needs of the child and their families first.”

Gemma Turner, ToyBox Early Years Manager

ToyBox staff are experts in providing trauma-informed care and high-quality education to children from families living with multiple disadvantages to support their physical, emotional and social development during their early years.

Every child has the right to a good education and to learn in a safe and caring environment. It’s the foundation for a productive and rewarding life.

Please donate today

Your donation today could help shape a child’s future.

Your support could provide specialist sensory equipment for children with SEND or emotional needs.


Your support will help us to...

    • Ensure families, including those with multiple complex needs, have access to specialist, trauma-informed support during their child's early years.
    • Train staff in Drawing and Talking Therapy to support children who may be struggling as a result of trauma or poor mental health - ensuring they can express themselves in healthy ways and explore and label their feelings.
    • Train a SEND coordinator to ensure that children with special educational needs and disability (and their families) are given necessary support to thrive at home and in education.
    • Provide subsidised, early years places so families on low incomes, living in Brighton & Hove's most deprived areas, can access low-cost high-quality childcare.

The Big Give

From 11th – 18th October, The Big Give are generously supporting us by matching any donations made to us during this time over on our Big Give page.

This means if you donate £20, we will receive £40, which will make such a difference to the families we can help.

Just use any of the donate buttons on this page to be taken to the Big Give donation page.

We are grateful for your support. Thank you.


Looking for low-cost affordable childcare?

Find out more about ToyBox Early Years here