I am a big fan of IKEA products. I like their affordability, durability, and flexibility.
IKEA offers a large variety of products that can be used in a Childcare Space. Their wide array of child sized furniture, toys, and organizational pieces are sold at an affordable price for providers. Their stylish furniture makes it a great choice for a provider with a shared space as well.
Please note: I'm not affiliated with IKEA in any way-other than being a fan of their products!
Below you will find over 40+ IKEA products that are being used in Childcare Settings.
When it comes to using IKEA, it doesn't surprise me why their products are so popular with Home based Childcare Provider's. Their products are reasonably priced, take up a minimal amount of space, are durable, easily modified, and they have a large variety of products to meet the needs of Home Based Providers.
Unlike other childcare furniture that is meant for large centers, IKEA's furnishings are designed for the home. This makes the scale of their furniture just the right size for Home Based Provider's (especially those with shared spaces).
In addition to Children's Furniture they also offer a wide variety of Organizational Supplies, Kitchenware, Organizing Supplies, and Toys. They have products to design all kinds of Learning Spaces in your Home (Check out my previous post on using IKEA products to create a Dramatic Play Space for your Childcare Space Here).
If you are crafty you can even use IKEA products to create Light tables, Lego Tables, and Sensory Tables for your home at a reasonable cost.
Below you will find over 45+ Photos from our Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community FB Members who are using IKEA products in their beautiful spaces.
Popular IKEA Products
CIRKUSTÄLT Children's tent
In Today's Economy many Daycare provider's are turning to IKEA to create inexpensive "Learning Spaces". IKEA carries several products to equip your home Daycare but today I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite items from IKEA that help you create learning spaces in your home.
There are a variety of IKEA pieces that allow providers to maintain the homelike space they envision, but at the same time provide them with
wonderful storage options.
Some of the more popular storage options for providers are undoubtedly the Trofast and Kallax collections. This space from pop sugar shows how beautiful a Kallax shelf can look in your space. There is plenty of hidden toy storage in bins, and accessible storage in cubbies, and on it's surface.
One of my favorite features of IKEA products are how easily they can be transformed. A simple Web search using the keywords "IKEA kids hacks" will yield oodles of ideas on how to transform their products for your Childcare Program.
IKEA carries a huge variety of dramatic play items. One of my favorite features of IKEA products are how easily they can be transformed. A simple Web search using the keywords "IKEA kids hacks" will yield oodles of ideas on how to transform their products for your Childcare Program.
1. Play Kitchen: The DUKTIG-play kitchen is the perfect size for those upcoming chefs. It's compact design makes it a perfect size for home childcare spaces.
2. Market Stand: Imagine the things the kids can sell at this SKYLTA Market Stand. This stand offers a perfect place to sell fruits and veggies, tickets to the Movies or Even the Circus!
3. Play Food: IKEA carries a variety of adorable, machine washable, felt food play sets. They offer a Vegetable Set, Shopping Basket Set, Fruit Basket Set, and Cupcake Stand.
4. Pretend Table & Chair Set: This LÄTT Table and Chair set is a steal for $24.99. It's Perfect for Tea Parties or to serve restaurant guests.
5. Play Cash Register: This sturdy Register is solar powered and comes with play money/credit cards as well.
6. Dolls: IKEA's LEKKAMRAT series has all your Doll needs covered (best of all no assembly required).
7. Tools: Finally for that budding builder, IKEA has them covered too with with their DUKTIG-Tools.
8. Doll Bed: You can put those Dolls to sleep in this adorable DUKTIG Doll Bed.
This Trofast unit from IKEA hackers was transformed into a play kitchen (with plenty of space for storing play food and cooking accessories).
This shelf featured on IKEA Hackers was transformed into a Doll bunkbed.
Are you looking for a place to hang your dress up clothes? This space featured on IKEA hackers users a lack shelf to create this look.
This pretend play kitchen featured on IKEA hackers was created from a simple end table.
This Trofast unit featured on IKEA hackers was transformed into a place to hang dress up clothes.
Construction & Block Play
This amazing small world play table was created using trofast bins which makes it perfect to easily put away toys at clean up time.
Short on space? This DIY block table was created from a LACK side table!
If you are looking to set up an Art Space in your home IKEA doesn't disappoint. Here are a few of my Favorite Art products from IKEA.
The MALA Easel is one of my favorite pieces from IKEA. With a chalkboard on one side and Dry Erase Board on the other it makes a great multipurpose item.
It's the most reasonably priced Easel I've ever found, and at $14.99 it makes it easy to pick up more than one for outside Art too.
One of my favorite features is how compact it is to store. It only takes up a few inches in a closet or under a bed. Short on space? Attach both sides to a wall!
The Mala Drawing paper Roll makes a great addition to the Easel, but it can also be used with the Mala tabletop paper holder.
The BYGEL rail system is great for storing supplies low enough for
little hands to reach.
When it comes to displaying your Children's Art, IKEA has you covered. The DIGNITET Curtain wire, and clips, are a popular choice among providers for displaying projects.
Don't forget about a place to store and Organize your Arts & Crafts Supplies.
The TROFAST Storage System makes a perfect choice.
IKEA Also offers a TROFAST "Wall Mountable" Storage option to take advantage of your vertical space.
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