Early Years (EYFS) and Nurseries

 When the world around us is a place to explore, ensuring children in nursery and early years settings have safety as well as freedom is crucial.

At Hand Made Places we have decades of experience in designing, building and installing outdoor play and learning areas for children of all ages.

Over that time we have developed a core range of products that are not only appropriate for children at foundation stage, they are also lots of fun.

Encouraging progression and skills improvement, our early years playground equipment is focused on physical, sensory, imaginary and inclusive play.

With plenty of activities to keep young children on the move all day, a playground from Hand Made Places provides important physical exercise as well as opportunities to build other skills such as communication and language.

The purpose of our equipment is to always support play principles and healthy development.

It can be used to create different areas such as horticulture corners, quiet zones or climbing quarters.

We work to integrate indoor and outdoor learning environments, so children have access to well-planned and well-resourced playgrounds appropriate to their age and ability.

At Hand Made Places we collaborate with teachers to provide playground designs engineered to help children reach their potential.

Whether it is nurturing curiosity and understanding through sand and water play or fostering expressive or creative behaviours in outdoor music areas, our advisers have a wealth of knowledge to share.

And because we build our timber playground equipment to order, we can ensure every feature brings play value for that individual location.

As part of the Broxap group of companies we also offer a wide range of furniture, fencing and signage to create external classrooms and play areas that early years settings and nurseries aspire to.

Case Studies

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Cuddles Day Nursery, Swindon

A day nursery turned to us when it planned an extension of its play facilities and ended up with an area which delights the children and impresses parents visiting for the first time.

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Maple Court Academy - EYFS Play Area

Maple Court Academy in Stoke-on-Trent has recently had a new EYFS play area created for pupils. Focusing on physical play, imaginative play and outdoor learning.

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Oak Tree Primary School & Nursery, Mansfield

Oak Tree’s early years outdoor setting required a makeover to provide interaction, stimulation and a variety of imaginative play opportunities for its users...

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South Farnborough Infant School, Farnborough

For us, working at South Farnborough Infant School is like visiting old friends! We have been lucky enough to work with them on an outdoor project almost every year...

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Sidcot School - EYFS Playground Area

Early years pupils were delighted with the recent installation of the playground equipment which encouraged both imaginative and active outdoor play

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First Steps Day Nursery - St Peter's Hospital

Broxap were contacted by the school, in regards to their need for an outdoor classroom. Broxap happily took on the project, and discussed the requirements...


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