Founding Nesk Kids.
I remember observing the children at my daughter’s kindergarten stand in front of the craft / loose parts table and I noticed that some children didn’t quite know what to do or where to start without a pre-prescribed activity.
With so much screen time these days, it felt like children had lost the opportunity to be creative and imaginative and to just make something into whatever they wanted. To be free to explore items and build something completely of their own.
My daughter has always been creative, and I’ve always given her the opportunity to create freely and explore imaginative loose parts play but not all children have the same opportunity.
So, I wanted to create a product that took children away from technology and screen-time and brought them back to basics. To remember to play with sticks, rocks, leaves and natural materials that they could touch, feel, smell and create whatever they wanted.
It might look like a stick to you and me, but to a child it could be a currency to purchase something in a store or a pirate or even Elsa in Frozen signing “Let It Go” or "Into the Unknown".
Since then, our product catalog has evolved to include not only our boxes and kits, but also a variety of other open-ended wooden toys and loose parts that align with our vision.
We are also so honored to have our products in many early learning centers, kindergartens, play therapy centers, primary schools and even secondary schools plus many family homes!
Nesk Kids aspires to change the future minds of children. We aim to move children away from technology and get them creating, imagining and above all playing!!
How did I come up with the name "Nesk” you might ask? They are the initials of my name, my daughter's names and our family surname.
I hope you enjoy our products. Happy creating, learning and above all, playing!!
Founder of Nesk Kids
Awards and Achievements
Quality Educational Toys
We are a family centered business based in Melbourne, Australia, creating high quality, environmentally conscious educational and storage products for your loved ones.
The timber used to create our storage solutions is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which means it comes from responsibly managed sources.
We do all we can to use minimal plastic in our products and packaging.
FSC certified timber;
Paper, cardboard and/or biodegradable packaging; and
Paper, material and/or wooden craft and loose parts wherever we can.
We can’t completely avoid plastic, however, we make a point to use it sparingly. We aim to be as sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible.