Hi I’m Annabel, the founder of Busy Boards 123! I live in London with my two little girls Willow and Harper and my husband Jonathan. My background is in Early Years education, and my 15+ years experience has shown me the crucial role that playing & exploration have on building the foundations for successful learning.  Back in 2019 with that in mind and an idea forming in my head, I started to get Busy…

Busy Boards 123 are not just for children. Our Sensory Boards are all customised and personalised so each one is completely unique! Busy Boards can be a great aid in supporting those with a range of learning and developmental needs. Every activity board includes a variety of fun and exciting activities which appeal to those inquisitive minds and eager hands. Most importantly, each board is designed specifically for the user, encouraging the development of key early years skills.

Skills include:

Hand-eye coordination

Communication and language skills

Problem solving

Sensory development

Mathematical development

Physical development

Logic and open ended thinking

Desire for exploration

Memory skills

Fine and gross motor skills

Concentration and perseverance

Meet the Team

Jonathan is Mr Busy Boards 123. He’s in charge of the website, building the activity boards, packaging and boxing and generally my rock and the person who keeps me going.

Julia is one of my oldest, closest and funniest friends and I love that she has come to join our little team. She is usually the one who will respond to your enquires, help with accounts and arrange shipping.

My Father in Law Stuart is chief sander. We take the boards over or sometimes meet half way to swap the raw wooden boards for the ready to build sanded and wrapped boards.

My Mother in Law Arlene is a grandmaster with a sewing machine and hand makes every felt pocket.

My Mum & Dad,  Susie and Stephen, help with organising, preparing and quality checking stock, sanding boards and keeping me sane!

And then there’s me… A perfectionist and worrier! I design, build and create everything you see. I order stock, do general admin, respond to enquiries and the face behind all social media.