Sensory garden & Nursery supplies Africa

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Sensory garden & Nursery supplies Africa

Sensory garden & Nursery supplies Africa

Natalie Hajbok By Natalie Hajbok

Childminder creating natural playing space for children- playhouse, sensory garden, mud hut and play area. Also looking for donations or small supplies to take to nursery in Africa in October.

Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf Idea stage

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Im a newly registered childminder starting out and really want to learn from forest school intitiatives and encourage natural and outdoor play. I'm looking to create a nature inspired garden with a playhouse, sensory area, mud kitchen and planting area for children. I will be using community recycling materials where possible to keep costs low and also encourage recycling. Unfortunately in Wales there are no childminder start up grants available as there are in England so i'm looking for crowdfunding for the children to get the most out of our outdoor space. Also me and my husband are off to Africa in October to volunteer with Pride and Purpose, having visited the local nursery school on our honeymoon we have paid for our flights to volunteer with them this year. They have a list of items they need on packforpurpose site and we are looking to take as much of these things as possible in our luggage. With enough funding we will pay for extra luggage to take more to them.

What we'll deliver:

  • garden planting area
  • Sensory garden- bells, water play etc
  • small resources to take to african nursery
  • Wooden playhouse
  • if enough funds additional luggage space on plane to carry out more resources
  • mud kitchen

Why it's a great idea:

the first is encouraging local children to play and investigate the great outdoors. It is what i would have done had been given the £500 grant English childminders get but we dont in Wales. It will help the envionment whilst creating a fun, investigative space for the children. The second is an opportunity to provide things for children who have very little and greatly appreciate every single item. From a toothbrush to a pencil or a calculator these are newly built schools and early year settings requiring everything. Every little counts even if you can give us money for 1 toothbrush !! everything counts and makes such a big difference to these amazing children, we cant wait to go out and volunteer with them as they are truly inspirational

Steps to get it done:

  • buying equipment for mud kitchen
  • buying equipment for play house
  • buying equipment for sensory garden
  • buying plants
  • pack small items
  • providing a budget plan
  • building mud kitchen
  • building playhouse
  • building sensory garden
  • distribute to nseveni pre school
  • final safety checks of all areas
  • if enough funds purchase extra suitcase allowance
  • incoorperating childs artwork into structures
  • laying down vegetable garden
  • purchase small items to take to school in africa
  • yearly replanting of vegetables

Thanks so much to anyone who has taken the time to read this and would like to donate anything towards either project. We really do appreciate anything and will look forward to seeing all the children's faces when they a) see the new outdoor space for the childminding kids or b) recieve their own individual pencil or toothbrush which may be the only thing they have that is "theirs" alone or the shools

Location Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf

About the space

Mon Mam Cymru Childminding- also donations toward Nursery school in Africa, Ntseveni Pre school with Pride and Purpose


Isle of Anglesey County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,251

wooden playhouse wood and nails and tools - £200 (16%)
Emirates- extra suitcase allowance - £190 (15%)
plants and compost - £100 (8%)
south african airways extra suitcase allowance - £100 (8%)
paint brushes, toothbrushes, pencils etc for africa school - £100 (8%)
wooden mud kitchen - £100 (8%)
further items for school if suitcase allowance raised - £100 (8%)
wood for sensory garden - £50 (4%)
sensory instruments etc - £50 (4%)
safety i.e bark - £50 (4%)
Other - £211 (17%)

Costs Breakdown

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wooden playhouse wood and nails and tools
Emirates- extra suitcase allowance
plants and compost
south african airways extra suitcase allowance
paint brushes, toothbrushes, pencils etc for africa school
wooden mud kitchen
further items for school if suitcase allowance raised
wood for sensory garden
sensory instruments etc
safety i.e bark
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • paint and varnish
  • ongoing plants
  • VAT

Total £1,251

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