Teignmouth Baby Bank
Helping local families in the Teignmouth area who are
finding it difficult to buy basic baby clothing, supplies and equipment.
Teignmouth Baby Bank is an initiative of North Teignmouth Community Church offering free support to those struggling to access basic baby supplies.
We started in 2020 and have operated over the lockdown period and continue to offer help and support with clothing and equipment for children aged 0-2 years old.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We accept referrals from health visitors, GPs, social
workers, local children’s centres,
nurseries, schools and other agencies.
Once a referral has been accepted, we will contact the
family directly to discuss
what is needed and to arrange an appointment for collection or delivery.
Following the initial contact, any further requests for
equipment / next size baby clothes,
may be made directly by the family.
We aim to meet requests, but this is subject to stock availability.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US
The baby bank is a free service to the community. We rely on
donations of good quality clothing
and items of equipment. All items of clothing are sorted and washed by a team of laundry helpers.
All items of donated equipment are cleaned and checked
before being issued.
Items such as Cot/Crib mattresses are purchased new using baby bank funds.
We have gratefully received donations of nappies, baby
weaning equipment from local supermarkets.
We are also grateful for financial support received from
North Teignmouth Community Church,
local businesses and individuals.
WHAT TO DONATE
We are grateful for the following items:
• Pushchair / Buggy / Stroller / Pram
• Highchair / Baby Chair
• Moses Baskets & Cots / Cribs (& bedding)
• Play Gym
• Play Mat
• Baby Toys - 0-6 months (not battery operated)
• Clothing, Blankets and Growbags (good quality & clean). Nappies (not the smallest sizes) are always needed, along with socks, tights, and vests up to 2 years.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE:
• Baby bouncers or walkers
• Battery operated toys
• Electrical item such as bottle warmers or breast pumps
If you want to purchase something specifically for us or to make a money donation, please contact us.
The baby bank is an initiative of North Teignmouth Community
Church (Charity No: 1152684)
which is committed to the safeguarding of children & vulnerable adults.
A copy of the church safeguarding policy is available on request.
The baby bank is coordinated and run by a team of
Deliveries are made by prior appointment with a named volunteer
who has undergone a DBS check.
Nicky White, Baby Bank Coordinator
Tel: 07516 579658
You can also contact us via our Facebook page or leave a message on our contact form
and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.