Tweed Heads Mumpreneur is a finalist in the national AusMumpreneur Awards
Tweed Heads, 14th August 2018, Johanna Constable, Creator of Pilanky By Happy Jo Designs, is a finalist of the Regional Business AusMumpreneur Awards for her all in one kids travel beds for children aged 1-6. The awards take place in Melbourne on the 30th and 31st of August.
Jo says: “I invented the Pilanky as I realised that parents were losing sheets, blankets and pillows at Daycare. I produced an all-in-one bed with a sheet and blanket attached to mattress and pillow as an easy solution.”
“Interstate and Local Daycare centres who I have supplied the Pilanky to, find it space saving and handy and easy to roll up after rest time.”
Pilanky beds are used at daycare, pre-school, kindy, at sleepovers, camping trips and when travelling on holiday. The beds are easy to carry, roll up, store and parents can be sure that they won’t lose a pillow, sheet or blanket. Kids feel
comforted no matter where they sleep as they have their usual bed, pillow, sheets and blankets.
Jo adds: “I found that the Pilanky also offers young children security and comfort in their bed which helps with separation anxiety at Daycare. “
“My future hopes and dreams for the business is to continue the Pilanky’s rapid growth so that the Pilanky can become a ‘household name’ across Australia. I hope that families enjoy the benefits of the Pilanky’s practicality. As practical as the Pilanky is for the parents and carers, feedback shows that it’s also a thrill for the kids to have their own personalised Pilanky which they love sleeping in!”
Johanna has been able to juggle the day-to day running of a business while being there for her daughter’s precious childhood years from home.
“It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Johanna gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise.” Don’t Give Up! I have lived my dream for 9 years and now my business has become so successful. Don’t listen to the ‘Naysayers’! Get a support team and systems together that can help you with growing your business”.