Asquith Day Nursery – Nottingham
Asquith Day Nurseries are one of the UK’s leading providers of childcare and education. The Nottingham Day Nursery is a spacious, modern and well-equipped purpose built nursery.
The previous play area at this nursery lacked atmosphere. It was dominated by equipment in a small space with synthetic mats and a high fence, all of which made it dark and unfriendly. The management team approached Playgarden to create something much more natural that allowed young children to play in a free non prescribed way.
A sensory playgarden was designed that would engage the children’s senses with the outside elements. This incorporated a large sand pit with a water pump, a bridge, a sand table and boulders surrounded by a textured path. This was mixed with many natural outdoor features such as a new lawn, a decked pergola with a separate baby sandpit and lots of planters to give it that organic, play garden feel.
Equipment: Water pump
Landscaping: Sand, boulders, planting, water play, shade and decking
What the client said…
“We are delighted with the new playgarden which gives the children their own natural, interactive piece of outdoor space. It offers the children continuous provision to play, learn and use their imagination with a variety of natural materials. We love the idea that the playgarden has been designed specifically for the purpose because we know that every piece of equipment and all the materials have been thought about and have an educative, play value.”