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Display board question - probably obvious to everyone else!

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ShiresCountryBumpkin Thu 25-Apr-13 20:58:43

I have just had my pre-reg inspection (scary but positive) and we discussed displaying childrens artwork, interests and thoughts and the inspector was really keen to see a few boards up. Not a problem, lovely idea but do I just buy a pin board - I mean, I don't want to use pins so what do people use? I was imagining making one with some felt over a wadded board, but just ant get my head round how to stick thing to it.....I expect that sounds really dense, but be fair, I've had a stressful week! What do you experienced minders use?

HSMMaCM Thu 25-Apr-13 21:04:52

You could use a magnetic board, but magnets can be dangerous too ... likewise blue tac. My mindees take their artwork home and I display photos of it on a slideshow on the laptop, or TV.

nextphase Thu 25-Apr-13 21:11:11

what about a ribbon board?

Smartiepants79 Thu 25-Apr-13 21:11:39

One of these

ShiresCountryBumpkin Thu 25-Apr-13 21:27:32

Thanks for your replies.
HSMM, I don't think I would be happy using magnets, and i'm not techy enough for the laptop idea!
The ribbonboard idea is lovely, but was hoping for a very plain board that didn't overpower the childrens work - also, want something quite big to go out in the messy play shed. What do nurseries use?

lechatnoir Thu 25-Apr-13 21:28:17

I have an over the door pocket display thingy which is in my hall but easy to remove once I've clocked off: & put photos, artwork, bits & bobs like flowers & leaves they've found. I also have some mini window suction hooks (ebay) I use occasionally - I print, laminate & punch a hole then hang any images or topic ideas I want to display.

I don't like fixing things on my walls and want to remove traces of work at the end of the week so these work well for me & Ofsted seemed happy with them.grin

lechatnoir Thu 25-Apr-13 21:30:39

Why not hang (high up out of reach wink) some string & fix pegs to clip artwork - nice & simple and handy for drying stuff too.

ShiresCountryBumpkin Thu 25-Apr-13 21:44:27

You think I may be trying too hard?!
Love the picture pockets idea - very easy, and I can even bring it into our soft play area too. The washing line is cute too, we're just a bit short on space for one long enough to display stuff on.....I should have watched more blue peter!

insancerre Fri 26-Apr-13 17:48:36

Nurseries use backing paper to cover the display board and we stick the pictures to the board with either blu-tak or a wall stapler. Sometimes we laminate the pictures first as this protects them especially if they are displayed at the children's height (which Ofsted love to see). I prefer the wall stapler as it is easier to use and the children don't pick them off the wall and eat them like they do the blu-tak grin

eeyore12 Fri 26-Apr-13 18:20:22

If you use your felt board idea you can get Velcro dots to stick on te pictures to hold them on.

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