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Simple ways to keep playground costs low

Friday, 10 March 2017 14:59:10 Europe/London

Installing and maintaining playground equipment can be costly so it is important for school to keep playground costs as low as possible. This is becoming more important as school budgets tighten and it is vital to ensure that all money is well spent; fortunately, there are some ways to keep playground costs lowRead More
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5 reasons why creative play is important for child development

Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:39:30 Europe/London

A lot of importance is placed on encouraging children to be active during their playtime breaks especially as it is an important way of helping to tackle childhood obesity; less emphasis, however, is placed on creative play. While active play is important, ensuring that children's creativity is encouraged and nurtured through play is also a fundamental part of their development.Read More
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Low cost ways to rejuvenate play areas

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 13:41:30 Europe/London

After years of constant use outdoor play areas can start to look a little rundown. The start of the New Year or the new school year can often lead to an assessment of play areas and a desire to restore them back to their former glory. For those on a tight budget this doesn’t have to be expensive as there are lots of cost effective ways of rejuvenating play areas.Read More
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5 tips for autumn playground equipment maintenance

Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:57:31 Europe/London

Autumn is often a difficult time for playground equipment maintenance. The children are back and classes have started, meaning it is more difficult to repair and maintain the equipment. Add to this the fact that the weather is normally getting worse, with cold spells, rain and wind - plus the need to start preparing for winter, means that this time of year can be a busy time for school playground maintenance teams.Read More
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Who should repair your playground equipment?

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:51:44 Europe/London

Constant daily use means that there comes a time when playground equipment will get damaged and will need to be repaired. Even equipment that is designed and manufactured to the highest quality will eventually need to be repaired after years of withstanding children playing on it, so it is important to have plans in place about who will repair the equipment once damages happen.Read More
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How to source the right spares for your play equipment

Thursday, 1 September 2016 16:17:53 Europe/London

For children’s safety it is essential to ensure that your play equipment remains in good condition and safe to use. This means that any small damage to the equipment needs to be repaired quickly with high quality spares to ensure that it can continue to be used without the damage becoming worse.Read More
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5 tips for summer playground equipment maintenance in schools

Monday, 18 July 2016 10:41:27 Europe/London

Summer is a key time for maintaining, repairing and installing playground equipment. The summer holidays mean that the equipment isn’t being used, which provides the perfect time for minor repairs to be carried out and to conduct thorough inspections. As well as this, summer is the ideal time to plan ahead and start thinking about how to maintain the equipment over the coming school year.Read More
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How to replace safety surfacing

Monday, 20 June 2016 15:23:30 Europe/London

The right safety surfacing that is well maintained is vital for ensuring that children remain safe while using playground equipment. It is the safety surfacing that can make the difference between a child falling and being able to get up to carry on playing or being seriously injured. It is the importance safety surfacing plays in ensuring children remain safe that makes it vital part of the playground to keep maintained in pristine conditionRead More
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A guide to maintaining domestic play equipment

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 09:43:40 Europe/London

There are numerous benefits to outdoor play for children’s health and development. This means that having play equipment in your own garden is not only a great way for letting your children play and have fun, but can also help with their physical and mental developmentRead More
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5 tips for spring playground equipment maintenance

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 09:40:00 Europe/London

Spring can bring its own challenges when it comes to maintaining playground equipment. The changeable weather and high rainfall can lead to playground equipment easily becoming damaged and needing to be repaired. To help keep your playground equipment in good condition throughout spring, follow these five tips:Read More
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