Looking to replace old, broken school playground equipment at your school in Hertfordshire or the surrounding area? You’ve come to the right place.

Here at Setter Play, we have worked with primary schools in our home county for more than 22 years and can help you to update your playground in time for the 2019/20 academic year.

There are so many things to think about when it comes to creating a wooden school playground – let us help you get started!

Have a purpose

Elemental wooden playground equipment is great for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 but why have you decided to update your school playground?

Whether you’re looking for equipment that encourages children to be more active, improves social and dexterity skills, such as grip, grasp and balance, or targeting sports and fitness, you need to create a wooden school playground that suits the requirements of your students.

Providing exciting playground equipment that suits all ages and abilities will encourage inclusive play and allow them to socialise with their peers. Wooden playground equipment provides children with the opportunity to release built-up energy at breaktimes and can be used as an incentive to improve behaviour in the classroom.

Discuss your proposed ideas with your colleagues and students to gain a consensus for what your school playground could really benefit from.

Think about landscape

Before you invest in wood play equipment, take the time to asses your playground and decide which apparatus will work best where. Try to make the most of all available space and spread equipment out to prevent the risk of accidents and injuries.

Our natural wooden play units are not only designed to be fun and innovative but are also aesthetically pleasing. They create a carefree appearance which captures the attention of children, so if you have the space to do so, we suggest adding larger pieces of apparatus like ‘Fiddlesticks’ to maximise the benefits of wooden play.

Don’t forget your budget

Now your plan is coming together nicely, you need to think about choosing wood play equipment that’s sustainable – something that will last for future generations.

To cover the cost of your new school playground, it may be worth arranging a meeting with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to give them the opportunity to voice their opinions for what they think will work best. The PTA may be willing to fund your project or at least some of it, but if they can’t, fundraisers are always a good idea.

Get in touch

Once you’ve planned your wooden school playground, contact the team here at Setter Play and we will help you to transform your plans into a reality. We pride ourselves on creating inspiring wooden playgrounds which incorporate your initial design ideas and accommodate the requirements of your students perfectly.

To ensure everything goes swimmingly, we take care of the design, manufacture and installation of your play equipment, so you can rest assured you’re in capable hands.

For more information, call us on 01462 817 538 today and we will be more than happy to share our expertise.