Early Years Foundation Play Equipment

As a child transitions into 2-5 yrs age group playgrounds, their ability to interact and play becomes more important to their overall growth and social interaction. At this stage, children become more interactive within their everyday lives. Our playgrounds are designed to meet all government safety guidelines to ensure a child's safety while maximizing play value.

The key developmental areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are:

  • Developing a unique child
  • Understanding, developing and appreciating positive relationships
  • Enabling Environments – valuing people and valuing learning

 

Key Stage 1 (KS1) Play Equipment

At Key Stage 1 level, outdoor play should provide opportunities for children to develop the skills and capabilities to be effective learners. Outdoor play is regarded as a crucial environment and method for KS1 children to access the content of the national curriculum.

At Key Stage 1 level, outdoor play should particularly aim to help develop the following skills:

  • Manage information
  • Think, solve problems and make decisions
  • Be creative
  • Work with others
  • Self-manage
  • Understanding the world around us (basic concepts of science and nature)

 

Key Stage 2 (KS2) Play Equipment

At Key Stage 2 (KS2) level, outdoor play equipment has 2 key aims. To:

Provide children with opportunities to relax, develop their social skills, build their confidence, and improve their physical and mental development. Provide teachers with outdoor teaching tools that support indoor learning topics such as:

  • Understanding concepts such as time, measurements and speed
  • Encouraging an interest in science, mathematics and nature
  • Understanding the human body, health and fitness
  • Design and technology, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology)
  • Physical processes such as forces and motion, vibration and sound

 

Secondary School Play Equipment

At ‘Outdoor For Schools’, we design and deliver installations that are relevant and purposeful to the National Curriculum and promote increased pupil participation in high quality physical activity, sport and outdoor learning.

Our play equipment also provide teachers with outdoor teaching tools that support indoor learning topics such as:

  • Time, measurements, forces, speed and motion
  • Concepts such as vibration and sound
  • Understanding the human body, health and fitness
  • Design and technology, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology)

As well as our play equipment, we also provide auxiliary play items such as:

  • Safety surfaces
  • Sports markings
  • Decking