nestingplay.com

Nestingplay

We teach everyone how to play because play is the essence of learning.

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About Nestingplay

Nestingplay is a social enterprise, which provides practical training for kindergarten and pre-school teachers. The aim of our training is to teach teachers how they can involve kids with behavioural difficulties in playing together or other daily activities. We also design inclusive playground equipment where kids with different abilities can play together on the same equipment. Our equipment can accommodate children with a wide range of motor skills, with mental and physical challenges, as well as children on the autistic spectrum. Finally yet importantly, we make it a priority to work closely with parents and communities to create a more inclusive environment.

Mission

Nestingplay is recognized for the successful inclusion of Kindergarten kids with behavioral challenges or disabilities. Our holistic concept is designed by experts and practitioners. It includes training for kindergarten teachers, inclusive playground equipment, and learning opportunities for parents. We believe in the power of play as the essence of learning.

Vision

Kindergarten kids play together regardless of their individual abilities. Kindergartens, parents and municipalities built strong communities that support kids with behavioral challenges or disabilities to improve their learning and inclusion.

Our team

Eszter Harsányi

C.E.O. Owner

Responsible for business development and sales, I am a former HR expert and mother of two children. After the birth of my second son, Aaron, I realized how big of a task it is to raise and educate a disabled child and create the right environment to integrate them into the community and with their peers. At the age of six months, Aaron was diagnosed with severe epilepsy and, after years of suffering Aaron is now playing together and studying with his first-class companions. Together with my colleagues, I have launched a system of special playground equipment, which offers a solution to the limited inclusion of children with special needs into the community. Within the framework of Nestingplay, I’m responsible for the development of the business concept and training programs, and the transfer of knowledge with an inspiring and dedicated team!

Award-winning Entrepeneur: Ashoka Fellow and Exceptional Women of Excellence!

Rita Szőke

I have been teaching children with diverse behaviours for 25 years as a language and communication developer. The main focus of my work is children with attention deficit and behavioural problems. Throughout my career, I have often worked directly with kindergartens. I have given advice to kindergarten teachers on how to involve kids with behavioural problems in kindergarten communities. I have often found that if non-disabled and disabled children play together there are long-lasting, positive effects on both sides. I believe in playing together. Benefits of this include lasting friendships, broader social skills and personal principles, increased comfort levels with people who have special needs (and vice versa), and caring, nurturing kindergarten environments. The most important function of friendship is to make people feel cared for, loved, and safe. Children with disabilities can create long-lasting friendships that would not be possible otherwise, and these friendships can give them the skills to navigate social relationships later on in life.

Eszter Sulyok

As a psychologist, engineer, university professor, and concerned mother, I believe that inclusive approach is of paramount importance.  I believe that with my diverse expertise I can help each project with a holistic approach to make sure that resources are efficiently used and that via playing together and with empathy children can become happy and balanced adults.

Our services

Kindergartens

In every group of children, there are kids with behavioral difficulties who develop differently than the others. Involving these children in group activities and play is often a challenge for kindergarten teachers and peers. Although teachers have sufficient theoretical knowledge, there are many situations where theory alone is not sufficient. What should we do with the child who is constantly yelling? Or, the child that can't connect with the others' game because he or she doesn't understand the rules. What about a child who is considered 'aggressive'? How do we approach a child who can't understand their place within a group? How do we build partnerships with caring parents? Our two part training module for kindergarten teachers instructs teachers how to properly engage children with behavioural difficulties in everyday activities and play. The training includes many practical examples of how to handle such situations and involve these children with the rest of the group. For this purpose, we have also created a board game that will expand these practical examples.

The second module, which takes place two months after the first module, will include more practice. During the training, we will work directly with the kindergarten teachers and the peer group to help further integrate these examples into the everyday life of kindergarten teachers.

The training is on site, and only one room is required in the given kindergarten.

The benefit of the training: kindergarten teachers will be able to cope better with the variety of kids and their individual needs, and will have a better understanding of how to build partnerships with parents.

Municipalities

Besides the training for kindergarten teachers (see above), Nestingplay also offers playground equipment and parent workshops.

Play is the essence of learning. Kids can play at the playground, at the kindergarten, and at home. However, kids with disabilities and behavioral difficulties are often left out from play at the playground or in the kindergarten. Without enabling equipment, families who are raising kids with behavioral difficulties or disabilities are not going to the playground if their children can’t play together with their peers. They will be isolated, and isolated has a long-lasting effect on their health and wellbeing.

The workshop provides a natural process for community members to integrate all children. These elements (training, equipment, and workshop) are designed to complement each other.

Our products

Benefits of inclusive playground equipment:

1. Disabled and non-disabled children can play at the same time, at the same place, thus learning how to play and communicate with peers who may be different. In this way, each child’s communication and social abilities improve.

2. Children with multiple challenges who are unable to sit, have difficulty holding their head, or may not use their hands easily may use this equipment. The raised stomach position is much safer for these children, and the position itself can be developmental.

3. A disabled child with SEN (special education needs) and limited mobility can still play meaningfully on the playground alone – without being forced to the edge of the sandpit – thus improving their movement and cognitive abilities.

4. The recumbent part of the equipment is also recommended for infants who are not yet able to sit or hold their head well. A 8-month-old baby is not forced to stay in the stroller as their siblings play on the playground, and they can safely play with the other children.

5. The equipment can be used safely by non-disabled children while sitting or lying down.

Children of different abilities can play together from the ages of 8 months to 8 years.
What people say?

Testimonials

Very glad that I came, really liked the many practical examples, really liked the board game, I even played 2 to 3 times more. It was meaningful, the practical advice we received was very good. it is also good for others to share their experiences.
The company was very good, communication was very good, we always talk to other colleagues. I am not alone, we get help from each other. There was no dry theory, but we learned a lot of practice, you showed us a lot of games.
Many many practical examples. We also got very good advice. we've been practicing for a couple of years, but now we can focus even more consciously. Very good because of practice orientation. Not a boring theoretical dry at last.
Confirmed one or two things, one or two things will now become more conscious. It would be good to train teachers in this form. I was very glad that you spoke so frankly and openly about the problem. I really liked the examples. I felt very well.
It was great that we could talk directly. so many personal examples make it even more believable. I got a lot of ideas, it will definitely be a starting point. I really liked this game.

Our partners

Bezerédj Amália Óvoda és Bölcsőde Fertőszentmiklós 

Pásztó Városi Óvoda és Bölcsőde

Pécs Megyei Jogú Város Polgármesteri Hivatal

Pécs Megyei Jogú Város Polgármesteri Hivatala

Nyíregyháza Megyei Jogú Város Polgármesteri Hivatala

Budapest Főváros III. Kerület Óbuda-Békásmegyer Önkormányzat

Get in touch

Location
Ideathon Kft 1136 Hollán Ernő 16 Budapest, Hungary
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Phone : +36304354347
Email : info@nestingplay.com
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