Please welcome our newest sponsor, Woodlandchildren .
Woodlandchildren is a UK based natural toy shop.
Today Natasha, the owner of Woodlandchildren is answering a few questions to help you get to know her and her shop a little better.
Hello Natasha, it’s lovely to have you here!
Tell us about yourself, how did you get to be where you are today?
I am originally from South Africa. I came to England as an Au-pair. I continued to work as a nanny for 3 years… I loved working with the children so much, I studied my Diploma in Montessori Education.
I felt this method was not suited to all children so I went on to do a BA in Early Childhood Studies, then studied to be a Forest School Leader.
I have 3 children and 3 dogs
Who or what inspired you?
I feel that plastic commercial toys offer very little play value. I felt that the better toys are considerably more expensive and I felt that I could offer better quality toys at more reasonable prices. That is what I am trying to do. I acquired Woodland Children in October and since then I am striving to set up and maintain a customer base.
Has your work had an impact (positive or negative) on your family life or the choices you make?
Its difficult with 3 children I admit as time is limited. But I strongly believe in what I do and hope that in time parents out there will understand the value of having toys that are natural. That smell and feel different. Toys that enable open-ended play experiences, and encourages imaginative development.
What is the product in your shop that you are most excited about?
The products that I am most excited about is our treeblocks and treeblocks fairy house. These are made from recycled wood and offer endless play opportunity.
Thank you, Natasha!
Anyone who orders before 30/11/11 and quotes code HWAT1 will be refunded 10% of order value (excluding postage costs).
Have a lovely day!