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Hi all,

 

We are a new packaway setting and are not allowed to keep displays up on the walls. We had a visit from our improvement advisor and she said we need to make some displays by the 7th of december when she visits again.

Any ideas on how we can do displays that we can put up at the beginning of each session and take down at the end. We are low on funds and so any cheap ideas would be great.

She also said we should have a display in the nappy changing area- what sort of display do you have in your nappy changing area?

 

Thanks :o

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We've decorated our radiator covers with a variety of different things but two of them have got rows of pegs sewn on so the children can display their own work.

We also just blutak things up and we've got three room dividers we can attach things to.

The radiator covers cost a fortune but you can use mattress protectors or sheets.

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Hi we are packaway setting too. We made a cheap cover out of light wood that goes over the existing mirror in the toilet area to safeguard the children whilst at the setting, which also doubles as a visual support for toilet procedure and self care, using the boardmarker symbols. You could have bright pictures, letters, colours for nappy changing time.

We made cheap covers from fabrics for the large hall type chairs which zone different areas, ie: snack area, role play. Ours are bright patterned ones but if you chose plain colours you could display on those.

We look around the room to see if there are any hooks or such to attach items too.

One of the other things we purchased which have been fantastic are 4 corrugated boards which fold out for art displays, can also be used for displays for parents, i think they were approx £25.00 from a company called A to Z but well worth the money if you can afford it.

Wishing you well when your advisor returns. :o

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we had large pieces of cardboard , put a hanger using string or wool and the children stuck their pictures to this.. we hung it over backs of chairs but could be on door handles, or anything really.. light easy to move, and replaced at no cost when worn out.. also had some of these put on the walls using blutac until the hall decided we were not allowed to use it on the walls as it left marks..

 

another way was we made a sort of banner using an old sheet with a pole in top and bottom garden cane worked, and again a string hanger, so could be hung up..and we used safety pins to pin on the children's work

 

you can also buy inexpensive room dividers of card which could be used for this as well.. they are free standing and so easy to place anywhere..

 

we had no nappy changing area, just a toilet floor and changing mat, so no help with that!

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Window handles.

 

Long wood batons - width of windows, string attached for the hanger. We then staple pvc table cloth fabric as the back base.

 

These are used as they are, or covered with paper if were doing 'scenes' rather than just displaying artworks.

 

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Maybe you could make cheap MDF boards that are hinged so they could double up as dividers with displays on? Washing lines are always great to peg things to and to drape things over. Large sheets of card or paper you could blu tack up? Maybe in your nappy changing area you could have some song lyrics displayed for singing whilst you change the children? I don't know the lyrics but I know there are songs linked to having a wee etc. to the tune of songs like twinkle twinkle.

 

Hope that helps!

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We also use those very simple three/four section clothes driers that concertina out. With pegs they are great for display. Have also used them as dividers. I got ours from Wilkinsons and think it was only about £6.

 

On the ends of your trolleys.

 

Those towel hangers that go over radiators are good - we have loads of those s hooks and hook them over everywhere - they are from Ikea.

 

Big, thick flat pieces of card are good and can stand on table tops leant against the wall.

 

Like you we are very restricted but have put sneaky hooks in places which help and haven't been complained about. That means we can hang voiles easily from bamboo poles.

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We have discreet hooks on the walls. We then created moveable display 'boards', ie a length of wood with large paper hung over (it's a bit difficult to explain). We then cover with backing paper and border. we have different sizes for different spaces. Just looking at buying some blank canvases for the groups of children to decorate, going to a winter theme with lots of blue, white and silver collaging. These will be hung on hooks too.

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