Hi I’m Annabel, the founder of Busy Boards London! 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 of 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 London are bespoke education activity boards, each one made specifically for the user, tailored to their own individual needs and interests. While hugely popular with young children, they are now becoming more popular with my initial goal of helping those with additional needs. Such needs include (but are not limited to) children and adults with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sight Loss, Dyspraxia, and Global Developmental Delay. In addition, I have made busy boards to help strengthen particular sides of the body for stroke victims. They can also provide help and comfort for those suffering from dementia.

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

My Mum,  Susie, helps 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.