Established in 2004 in Moree in northwest NSW, Australia, "the Nest", as it's affectionately known, has established a reputation for sourcing unique toys, gifts and accessories from around the world for little (and not so little) children.
Originally started by two sisters, Helen Johnson and Cate Gaston, the Nest was named for their mother, Robin. The bird's nest logo, featuring 6 eggs, represents each of Robin's children - a fitting tribute.
In 2008 the sisters decided to follow new pursuits and a new bird moved into the Nest.
Trained in early childhood development and a former Pre-School Director, Robin’s Nest for Children's current owner Dibs Cush knows a thing or two about children. With a genuine passion for nurturing and education through toys and play, Dibs’ background has had a huge influence on her unique, quality stock.
Each product in the store has been lovingly hand-picked by Dibs based on factors such as 'playability', education, entertainment, and of course, cuteness. She has a strong philosophy based around children using their imaginations rather than ‘screen time’ and is thrilled with the swing back to traditional toys of late.
Age appropriate play is also one of Dibs’ specialties, and with her vast experience and education, she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the benefits of certain toys for particular age groups and the associated cognitive, fine motor, and language skill advantages.
Mother of three and now grandmother to two little princesses, when she is not feathering her Nest Dibs can be found helping manage the family’s cotton and grain property west of Moree.