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About Us

Hello there, I’m Melissa, and Works at Play is our small family business based in Brisbane.  I’m an experienced and dedicated Early Childhood Teacher and mum of 3 young children, passionate about learning through play…simply, quality play.  

I first started building play furniture in 2014 whilst on leave after my second child.  Being a parent is often overwhelming, there is so much out there, it’s easy to get swept up in the latest and greatest, but I just couldn’t find the things I wanted for my children.  I wanted the simple things, aesthetic, naturally made, toddler sized.  I also wanted my children to experience at home what I provided for children at kindy, and it either just wasn’t available, was way out of budget, or was only available in kindy class size portions!    So there became my ultimate goal – to make sure the little people in your lives had amazing opportunities to explore and learn with quality toys and play furniture.  

Toy buying can actually be an expensive exercise and before you know it your house could be full of toys that have been outgrown and you don’t know where to put them!  I’ve put my experience and knowledge of early learning and development to use, so whether you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, I am here to help!  A lot of my products are open ended or multi-purpose.  Open ended toys simply mean that they can be used in a variety of ways depending on the child, their age, the day, the environment, their imagination, interests.  Make the investment in toys that are quality, open ended and grow with your child, and you could actually save space, money and headaches but most of all have the best time PLAYING.

PLAY...  it's such an important part in a child's development..  PLAY MATTERS...