About us

Special care Nursery is a primarily a reborn supplies web shop aiming to provide quality supplies at a competetive price.

It is run primarily by myself, Gill Wilkinson, with loyal help at times from my family :)

I began reborning over 9 years ago - quite by accident! After leaving a nursing/midwifery/special care midwifery career I struggled to support my family with my only other passion - crafting. I made and sold handmade greetings cards and whilst looking for a white gel pen on ebay I came across the heading 'Gel pen - suitable for reborn baby manicure'. Wondering what on earth a reborn baby was - the search began. Like many of us, I thought 'I can do that.......' and I did!

So began my reborning career which I love with a passion. I began sourcing and selling supplies - mainly the small pots of paint as full jars are a massive initial layout and beginners usually don't want to lay out hundreds of pounds on a venture they may not continue with!

I then became worried about the heating of vinyl and the fumes from thinners on the health of both myself and my family :(

As a result I spent over a year researching and experimenting with creating my own range of air dry paints. The initial batches have been a great success and a full launch will follow December 2013 following rigorous testing. We are really excited about these safe, non-toxic, affordable and easy to use reborning paints.

Watch this space!

I am working flat-out on the website along with the sister site at

www.prettyshabbystuff.co.uk  (for basic crafting and jewellery making supplies and gifts - also coming in the New Year 2014)

We hope to deal with you really soon and are looking forward to being fully stocked by the summer.

Please check by regularly as we are keeping the sites open as we build them.

We are very friendly and will welcome any comments, enquiries, requests and evaluations :)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Warmest wishes,