Bayswater Toy Library

Conditions of Membership

I understand the general rules of the Bayswater Organisation of Loan Toys Inc. as set out in the Member Handbook and agree to abide by them.


I understand that the toy library is a non-profit community organisation and it relies on its members giving their time to operate.  As part of my yearly membership I will go on the roster once every 5-6 weeks.  I agree for my contact details to be shared with other members.  I understand that if I cannot make a roster that I am responsible for finding my own replacement.  I understand that if I fail to show up for a rostered shift without notice, my membership will be suspended for a period of four (4) weeks.  I will attend the child free annual stocktake for 3 hours.


I assume complete and full responsibility for any injuries to any person that result from using toys I borrow from the Bayswater Organisation of Loan Toys Inc.  I hereby release the Bayswater Organisation of Loan Toys Inc. from any and all responsibility in respect of any injuries so sustained either outside of or on the premises.


I am aware that the members of the Bayswater Toy Library Committee endeavour to maintain the toys at a high standard.  However, it is my responsibility to choose appropriate toys for my children, provide a helmet if my child is riding a loaned bicycle, observe warning labels and notify a committee member if a toy is unsafe.  I will return all toys in a clean state.I undertake that all toys loaned to my family shall receive reasonable care whilst in our possession.  If the toy is lost, destroyed or becomes unusable, I will accept the responsibility of paying for it at the current replacement cost.


I understand that a refund of my membership will not be given due to change of mind and that I can only approach the committee for a refund if I have more than six months remaining on my membership. (This is only given in special circumstances)


When the time comes, my resignation from the toy library will be given in writing.





Bicycle, Scooter and Ride-on Toy Waiver


The Bayswater Toy Library ("Provider") is pleased to make bicycles and scooters available to subscribers ("the Service").  As a subscriber to the Service you acknowledge that there are dangers and risks inherent with bicycle and scooter riding (the “Activity”) to which any child under your supervision ("Your Child") may be exposed.


The Provider does not provide protective clothing or bicycle helmets and it is your responsibility to ensure that Your Child wears a helmet at all times and is otherwise appropriately attired when participating in the Activity.  You agree that Your Child will participate in the Activity at your own risk.  You also agree to voluntarily assume responsibility for supervising the Activity and any injury, death or property damage you or Your Child may suffer or cause as a result of participating in the Activity.  To the maximum extent possible at law, you (both in your personal capacity and on behalf of Your Child) agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Provider and its respective officers, employees, servants, agents and contractors (the “Indemnified Persons”) against all actions, claims, suits, costs, expenses, demands and damages suffered or incurred by the Indemnified Persons or any one or more of them by reason of, or in respect of, or in any manner whatsoever arising out of, or caused by, your use of the Service or Your Child's participation in the Activity.  


You agree that you are subscribing to the Service on the express condition that the Provider:

a.  will, under no circumstances be liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any death, loss, accident, damage or injury to you, Your Child or any of your servants, agents, contractors, visitors or invitees or any other person whatsoever (“Related Party”) which may happen as a result of your use of the Service or Your Child participating in the Activity; and
b. will not incur or be under any liability whatsoever to you, Your Child, or to any Related Party for any loss, damage or injury to or in respect of any of your property or of any Related Party’s property.  

The Provider is not liable to you, Your Child or any Related Party in respect of any indirect or consequential loss.  For the avoidance of doubt, ‘consequential loss’ means loss or damage arising from a breach of contract, tort (including negligence), under statute or any other basis in law or equity of an indirect or consequential nature including, but without limitation, loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss or denial of opportunity, loss of goodwill, loss of business reputation, future reputation or publicity, damage to credit rating and indirect, remote, abnormal or unforeseeable loss, or any similar loss whether or not in the reasonable contemplation of the parties.

Bayswater Toy Library Code of conduct

All staff, volunteers and committee members of Bayswater Toy Library are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children, as noted below.

All personnel of Bayswater Toy Library responsible for supporting the safety, participation, wellbeing and empowerment of children by:

• adhering to Bayswater Toy Library child safe policy at all times / upholding Bayswater Toy Library statement of commitment to child safety at all time
• taking all reasonable steps to protect children from abuse
• treating everyone with respect
• listening and responding to the views and concerns of children, particularly if they are telling you that they or another child has been abused and/or are worried about their safety or the safety of another
• promoting the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of children with culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds (for example, by having a zero tolerance of discrimination)
• promoting the safety, participation and empowerment of children with a disability (for example, during personal care activities)
• ensuring as far as practicable that adults are not left alone with a child
• reporting any allegations of child abuse to Bayswater Toy Library leadership, and ensure any allegation to reported to the police or child protection
• reporting any child safety concerns to Bayswater Toy Library leadership
• if an allegation of child abuse is made, ensure as quickly as possible that the child(ren) are safe

Staff and volunteers must not:

• develop any ‘special’ relationships with children that could be seen as favouritism (for example, the offering of gifts or special treatment for specific children)
• exhibit behaviours with children which may be construed as unnecessarily physical (for example inappropriate sitting on laps. Sitting on laps could be appropriate sometime, for example while reading a storybook to a small child in an open plan area)
• put children at risk of abuse (for example, by locking doors)
• engage in open discussions of a mature or adult nature in the presence of children (for example, personal social activities)
• use inappropriate language in the presence of children
• express personal views on cultures, race or sexuality in the presence of children
• discriminate against any child, including because of culture, race, ethnicity or disability
• have any online contact with a child or their family (unless necessary, for example providing families with e- newsletters)
• ignore or disregard any suspected or disclosed child abuse.

By observing these standards you acknowledge your responsibility to immediately report any breach of this code to Bayswater Toy Library leadership.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.