Introducing the fantastic teams that are through to Stage Two of the Knee High Design Challenge. In the time between now and March 31st 2014, each team will be working to develop a feasible business model and have proof of the impact that the idea could have on the health and wellbeing of under fives.
If you would like to get to know any of the teams to offer your support, please get in touch. Also, we’d love to hear what is exciting you through the poll below.

Cook & Meet  – The Stockwell Partnership and Brixton People’s Kitchen
A new program that supports and trains migrant parents to deliver People’s Kitchens in their local areas. The Kitchens aim to build family networks, employability and integration with local services and uses food from shops and markets that would otherwise go to waste.

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Creative Homes – 
Tea Dance for Little People
Creative Homes is the brainchild of a team of artists and designers. They aim to create an advice service as well as a range of products that promote interactive play within the home, and relieve day-to-day stress within a family.

 

FortyFi – Sally Walker, an entrepreneurial nanny
a service that aims to help parents build and strengthen their social networks during pregnancy and mobilise this support in the postnatal period.

 

The Good Enough Mum’s Musical – The Good Enough Mum’s Club
The Good Enough Mums’ Club is a musical theatre production that aims to inspire parents to change the way they think about themselves, as well as empowering them to share their experiences and seek support and advice in more effective ways.

Kids Connect – Hannah White, Tracey Gilbert and Ben White, entrepreneurial parents
An online tool that offers accurate, relevant, and up to date information of local activities for families. It aims to allow parents to plan journeys, share invitations and build confidence to access activities locally.

Leapfrog Bus - Sara Tilley
A converted London Bus. This aim of the project is to provide an interactive & engaging travel experience for under 5s using effective spacial design to welcome and inspire families.

Character Builders – Character Counts and Save the Children
A free digital service that builds self-regulation in young children through encouraging parent behaviour change.
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Crafty Explorers – Mission:Explore, Lambeth City Farmers, Geography Collective
This enterprise is based in a high-street shop, providing families with stimulating missions that turn the outdoors into a world of discovery for parents and children.

New Moments – The Mental Health Foundation
Looking at the challenges of early bonding between parent and baby. This service uses Video Interaction Guidance to provide parents with positive feedback on the relationship they have with their baby. The aim of this service is give parents every chance to form a strong bond with their baby in the first weeks and months of life.

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Pop-up Parks - Tom Doust, Intelligent Space
Intelligent Space is an enterprise looking at transforming neglected outdoors spaces. They aim to co-design pop-up-parks with local families in under-used outdoor spaces to encourage those who don’t use green spaces to play during their everyday lives.

The Dad Project – NSPCC
The NSPCC aim to improve the emotional wellbeing of families with young children by providing more timely and relevant information and advice especially for dads. They aim to ensure all dads have the confidence to be as involved in their child’s life as they want to be.
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