There are hedgehog feeding stations that can be bought. These are usually wooden with a tunnel for the hedgehog to go in (and nothing else!) and is usually waterproof.
You could also build your own from a plastic tub and cut a square into it so they can get in. Place a brick on the top to hold it down. There is an example here:
Epping Forest Hedgehog Rescue - Stop Cats or Foxes stealing the hedgehog’s food
Food can be bought from pets at home as already mentioned. Any wild hog food advertised should be OK. They do also like cat and dog food as already discovered! This is fine for them as long as it hasn't got fish or milk in the ingredients (some have milk for some reason!). Dry food is better for keeping their teeth healthy and clean.
There are hedgehog houses that can be bought as well.
Epping Forest Hedgehog Rescue - Hedgehog Houses
Nesting material would probably be leaves and other bits they find in gardens. I would be worried that straw or hay would not be good for their breathing as they are usually dusty (even dust extracted) and hedghogs are prone to respiratory issues.
If you aren't sure he can get out please make a hole in your fence for him/her to get in and out. I think it is recommended holes are 6"x6".It is illegal to keep a healthy hog in captivity.
Congratulations on having one of these lovely hedgehogs in your garden. They are now endangered and disappearing at an alarming rate so thank you for looking out for him
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