Edith Philipsen (Head Teacher Smithy Street Primary School) Nov 2012
I was delighted to find and choose Theories Playscapes Ltd to work with in order to develop a whole playground solution for our school. Theories stood out easily from their competitors in terms of creative play design experience and project management expertise, offering a comprehensive bespoke design and build package that saw the project through from the very first meeting to last bolt tightening, all the while consulting and liaising effectively.
Theories helped us comprehensively and imaginatively re-think the whole of the outdoor play spaces, dealing with both the physical environment as well as management issues we were experiencing, such as some challenging lunch time behaviour. We have found playtime behaviour greatly improved since so many new activities and play features were introduced and the tarmac expanse broken up into smaller and more attractive and intimate play areas with different inherent characteristics and purposes. The children in Smithy Street primary have repeatedly commented on their delight with their new play environment.
We continue to work with Theories to tweak and develop new play solutions as they are required.
Playground and Playscape design in London
We are passionate about improving the quality of all children's play.
Each project is fresh and unique to your particular circumstances and ambitions.
More Play, More places to play, Better Play
We seek to develop play opportunities everywhere.
Play for Play sake
The freedom to un-adulterated and unfettered play is every child's delight.
Play integrates social, physical and emotional needs
For healthier, happier and better be-haved children.
A nursery play space designed and built to generate increased physical and creative play opportunities in the small West London playground.
Elements include; Climbing Tower Monkey Bar Bridge Crawl Tunnel Sensory Planters Talk Tubes Secret Dens Musical Chimes Drum Walls Ball Area
Shepherds Bush, London £62K
Whilst play should be simply for play’s sake alone, it is sometimes irresistible not to incorporate subliminal educationally rich activities into the play environment. When does beating out a rhythm on drums become learning about music? When does idly picking a seed pot become observing life cycles? When does a mirror become a lesson in physics...
Out of humble beginnings appeared a play solution that worked for the whole community. Providing challenging play for older children, as well as a rich play environment for the very young. And above all, the capacity for all ages to play side by side without threat or fear, and all in a tiny urban space.
Mud and water are a play opportunity? What’s wrong with worn grassed areas or a puddle. Its still only earth and water after all? A problem of managing floor cleaning may not be reason enough to put half the playground out of bounds?
A fear of parental complaints about dirty clothes should not prevent children have dirty play. Playing on...
Theories Landscapes are Playground Designers Offering Professional Playground Design and Equipment Services across London
All at once or project by project as funding allows, our playground designers bring better play into your children's lives. Watch their creativity put out new shoots as participation and playgounds also empower and develop self-confidence in young children.