Sovereign Early Years News & Blog

  1. 5 benefits of having playground equipment for your school?

    More and more schools are now realising the importance of having playground equipment available to students, from nursery and infants to juniors and through to the secondary schools.
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  2. EYFS Outdoor Area on a Budget

    Are you hoping to create an outdoor Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) playground on a budget? Then we have the ultimate guide for you. Here are just a few different ways to improve your outdoor area without spending too much money.
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  3. What’s The Difference Between Early Years & Normal Playground Equipment?

    When it comes to the creation of playgrounds, there are so many different pieces of equipment that can be utilised. Each piece offers its own benefit to children in both a playful and of course educational sense. That being said, we’re often asked the difference between an Early Years playground and what’s dubbed as a ‘normal playground’. Let’s take a look…
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  4. How To Promote Children's Health & Wellbeing In Early Years Settings?

    The term wellbeing is used a lot when discussing adults and adolescents but very rarely do we hear the term used when referring to young children, or children within the ‘early years’ setting. With rates of teenage mental health issues increasing however, is it now time to look at supporting the younger child’s wellbeing, in order to give them a much better start in life?
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  5. Sovereigns Guide To Buying Playground Equipment

    When it comes to planning and building a playground, it’s fair to say it’s no easy task. In fact, many are shocked to discover just how difficult and in-depth it can actually be.
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  6. Playground Lockdown Rules

    The new lockdown is now in effect and with its onset brings not only new rules but a new amount of confusion for a great deal of people out there.
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  7. How Playground Design Has Changed Over The Years To Help Child Development

    If you take a look at earlier day playgrounds, you’d see a very crude example of what we know today. As could be expected, health and safety requirements weren’t top of the leader board when it came to design. Playgrounds of yesteryear were simply a place to let off steam.
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  8. The Best Way To Keep Your Playgrounds Germ Free

    Whether your little one loves swinging on monkey bars, whizzing down slides or even swinging round on merry-go-rounds, it’s safe to say they’ve been exposed to sweat, mucus, saliva and even blood and urine.
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  9. How Playground Layouts May Change Due To COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the nation. People have been under enforced lockdown for months, with restrictions on travel everywhere. During lockdown however, we’ve all had one form of escape, one form of fresh air and that’s been the open spaces right there in our parks and forests.
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  10. Preparing Playgrounds For The Return Of Children/Students

    Select year groups have begun returning to school. These include Reception, Year One and Year Six. Whether more will follow before the scheduled ‘summer holidays’ remains to be seen however it’s likely that all will return this coming September. Despite all children likely returning to school this autumn, social distancing measures will still very much be in place.
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