About Us

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 has always enjoyed creating freely with loose parts. She heavily inspired many of the products that I have created for Nesk Kids.

I also wanted to create products that shifted children away from technology and screen-time and get 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.

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 educational resources 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 strives to inspire the future minds and generation of children. We aim to encourage children to create, imagine and above all play!!

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 ®

Nesk Kids Founder - Niki


Awards and Achievements

2020 Roar Awards Silver Winner for Wildcat of the Year2020 Roar Awards Bronze Winner Best Children's Product2020 roar awards finalist for best children's productBest Childrens ProductBronze Best eCommerce Business 2019 Ausmumpreneur Product Design Award

Quality Educational Toys

We are a family-owned and run business in Melbourne, Australia, creating high quality, award-winning sustainable children’s loose part play boxes and loose part kits 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.

We use:

  • 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.