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.
What many aren’t aware of is the incredible work that goes into designing those playgrounds to ensure they aren’t just fun but are most of all, safe. When it comes to health and safety, it’s hugely important that one isn’t simply picking safe equipment but is ensuring the placement and introduction of that equipment in any one setting is the right choice.
In fact, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Health & Safety Advisory Group have suggested that the majority of accidents are simply down to poor design and layout, as well as poor maintenance amongst other things. On that note, we’ve pieced together this guide on why you should consider using an expert for your playground.
Here at Sovereign Early Years, our experts aren’t just there to manufacture and install your playground equipment - they know that equipment inside and out. We design all of our playground equipment ourselves, ensuring it isn’t just beneficial in terms of a child’s development, but making sure it’s inclusive and fun. We ensure all of our equipment meets safety standards and will remain suitable for the task in hand.
With the help of our professional design team, we’ll help you make the most of your space however we’ll do so, while ensuring your space isn’t overrun with equipment. You need to utilise your space correctly without overcrowding which could ultimately lead to overcrowding in-between equipment.
Professional playground designers, such as ours here at Sovereign Early Years, can also help you create zoning areas. This not only aids in creating enough space between equipment but also helps create an obvious distinction between equipment too, from messy play to climbing frames and more.
Experts will also be able to help advise on safe flooring too, such as artificial grass that can provide a safe and pain free surface should little ones fall and bump themselves. They’ll also be able to advise on the best installation methods to help you provide the safest space possible.
If you’d like more information on our playground design services, as well as our installation and maintenance services, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team today on 01702 804198. They’ll be only too happy to help you design a fun, interactive and most of all safe playground for little ones in your setting.