Nursery removes all toys so children can 'think outside of the box'

A nursery says it is removing all its play toys because it wants children to "think outside the box".

Daisy Chains nursery in Prestatyn says chucking the toys out has not led to any tiny tears.

Owner Rebecca Wright says every single toy will be taken out by the end of January.

They are being replaced by everyday items like pots, pans, blocks and crockery and with real clothes instead of princess ball gowns for dressing up.

The nursery claims there have been no toddler tantrums and parents are "on-board".

Plastic toys have been replaced by real pots and pans and crockery.

Rebecca says she always wanted the private nursery to be toy free as it will fuel the imagination of children and create a generation of "doers and thinkers".

Parents will have all had the situation where you buy a child a big expensive toy and then they play with the box, that should tell you something. When I told staff some were initially a little taken aback but they have quickly seen the benefits. Parents have loved it too, tech has its place and kids take pictures and make plans on iPads but parents love old school skills . Expensive toys take away imagination, with this everyone benefits, the children, staff and the environment.

Rebecca Wright, Daisy Chains nursery
You are entering a toy free zone.

Rebecca says her decision to be the first toy free setting in the area was based on positive research.

"There was some apprehension over the crockery but everything we use is risk assessed

"We need people who think outside of the box, we will need creative thinkers for the jobs that we will be creating in 20 years time."