Sovereign Early Years News & Blog

  1. Playground Safety - Why Use An Expert?

    Playgrounds play a very big role when it comes to a child’s development as well as the memories they recall when they’re older - they’re often the most remembered ones. Not only do children play and explore in parks but they learn to socialise and create lasting memories that they treasure throughout their lives. But what happens to our parks and playgrounds when the risk becomes too much.
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  2. What areas are suitable for playgrounds?

    Playgrounds are a vital part of any community, whether that’s a public playground or a private one in an educational setting. They offer families and young ones an incredible place to play and socialise. More importantly, they can provide children with a great place to let off steam.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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