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Welcome to Mr Dottie Builds!

Welcome to my page, requested by both parents and children a like..

here you will see all things I have been building for the nurseries.  

 

My name as know by the children is Mr Dottie, or by parents and staff, Andy if they wish!

 

Here at Dottie Tots we try to up-cycle wherever we can, this includes the use of timber which is used predominantly by Hardware stores for single use packaging. We also use reclaimed timber from timber yards where things like decking is split and cannot be sold.

Most of thing things in and around the settings, we bespoke build specifically for our needs. Not only this includes all the garden areas, fencing, artificial grass and shed etc, but also the children's work benches, mud kitchens, stages, sand pits, click clack boards, chalkboards etc etc.. the list goes on!

Not only this is a more sustainable thing to do, but i really enjoy thinking about and building the things the nursery teams come up with!.. sometimes, i just need more time!

We tend to use new products likes gates and fencing around the settings open spaces for safely and security reasons, however, any off cuts soon get used up in the next build. 

To identify the things we have made, we tend to brand them with the Dottie Tots Logo, you will see our branded items in the gardens and settings. Branding is a great simple way to mark our bits and bobs without needing to use stickers or plastic signage.

I love being in and around the settings..  the children really embrace the fixing of things and the excitement when i bring new builds to the nursery is fantastic. One thing I do have to make sure, is I count back in the tools at the end of the day as the children really do like to be involved!!!

Large fence mounted chalkboard with shelves. 

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The annual build, one each for our School Leavers 

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100% Up cycled water table using a donated Ad-blue Tank

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'Timber Town' all made from the odds and ends from my shed build at home

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Step and crawl 

Timber Stage 

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Timber rounds for arts and crafts & Dottie Tots home made key rings

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Both Lara the dog and Caramel the rabbit got involved with this build. Coat, bag and lunchbox stands for Kingsley and Bentley

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