Founding Nesk Kids.
Hi, I am Niki, the proud founder and owner of Nesk Kids!
The idea of Nesk Kids came about one day when my (then) four-year-old daughter and I were doing arts and crafts at our dining room table. We were having so much fun, but once done, it was time to pack up, that is when the dread came knocking! There were piles of craft items all over the place - everywhere I looked there were sequences, pipe cleaners or pom poms by the stack, and I thought to myself ‘Ok it’s time to get this organised!’
Being a busy mum of two, I did not have the time to search store after store to find the best storage and organisation solutions and being environmentally conscious of the products that I buy, I was looking for a specific set of products (which proved to be a time-consuming task). I just wanted a place that I could easily go to find a range of eco-friendly children’s products - all in the one place! I could not find such a solution, so Nesk Kids was born!
When creating Nesk Kids, I really wanted to focus on bringing nature and play into children’s lives. With so much screen time these days, it felt like children were losing the opportunity to be creative and imaginative (especially in the physical world). With my love for open-ended play, I was on a mission to create a unique product and platform where nature, education and creativity were at the forefront. Play and sensory learning are so important in a child’s development, and the opportunities are endless in a child's imagination - so why not nurture it and let them explore it (that is what Nesk Kids is all about).
For example: I created the Nature Box and Nature Kit after I found out that some children were reaching school and they had never played with sticks, stones, bark, or leaves. Children whom either live-in high-rise buildings or that just did not have access to a park or backyard. So, I thought to myself, I want to change this, and that is how this product came about!
Since our launch, our product catalogue has evolved to include not only our play boxes and sensory kits, but also a variety of other open-ended wooden toys and educational resources that align with our vision.
We are also so honoured to have our products in many early learning centres, kindergartens, play therapy centres, 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 "N.e.s.k” 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 is approved to use the official Australian Made logo for our new Australian Made wooden boxes, storage holders, nuts and bolts kits and more soon to be announced products. Coming in June 2021.
Awards and Achievements
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.
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.