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As nursery play area specialists we offer various playground services such as creating designs, installing safety surfaces and maintenance of existing play areas. Our experienced staff can help each individual client to create a bespoke design for their recreational surfacing which provides added safety qualities to protect the children from injuries. The specification and designs of impact absorbing nursery play surfaces will vary depending on how the area will be used and the appearance the client wants.

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Benefits of Playgrounds for Nurseries

Having an interactive playground at a nursery offers many benefits for children’s fitness and development. Here are a few of the top advantages:

  • Outdoor equipment helps boost fitness and activity
  • Children learn communication skills and how to work together
  • Educational games can be incorporated into the playground activities
  • Helps improve concentration in lessons as kids are more engaged

These are just a few of the reasons why many nurseries, kindergartens and play schools have outdoor equipment and for Early Years pupils to enjoy. These child friendly garden surfaces can be installed in a range of sizes and shapes.

The most popular safety flooring used in nurseries within the UK is wetpour rubber flooring which can come in bright colours with unique graphic designs such as cartoons and animals which engage children’s minds to encourage learning and early development. Other impact absorbing flooring types that can be used in play areas for younger children include bonded rubber mulch and rubber grass mats, each of which give the area a more natural looking appearance.

The Best Surfaces for Nursery Play Areas

There are a number of surfaces that are ideal for nurseries. Since young children will be playing on the area, a soft, safe nursery play area surfacing is recommended – especially if you have play equipment within the area. There are plenty of child friendly garden surfaces you can choose from. These are the specifications we often install:

  • Wetpour – Rubber play flooring with a shockpad layer to absorb impact from trips and falls.
  • Rubber Mulch – A natural looking surface which can be laid onto existing grass or mud.
  • Synthetic Grass – Provides a realistic garden surface which can have a shockpad for added safety.

In the event you have play equipment at your nursery, you will need to think about having safety surfaces. We can alter the depth of these surfaces to meet specific Critical Fall Heights. This helps to ensure the children’s safety.

We recommend that you carry out routine inspections to ensure the play area is safe for use. If you find any damages on the surface, it is important to fix them straight away in order to prevent costly repairs. Repairing the surface quickly means that you can also avoid children hurting themselves. Otherwise they could fall over due to tripping on rips on the surface.

Recreational Flooring Designs

We can design kindergarten recreational areas in all of these surface types. We’ll also try to fit in with existing colour schemes and playground equipment. The aim is to create an exciting outdoor area which helps kids to develop fundamental physical and mental skills. Over the years we have worked with numerous EYFS school organisations to install specialist safety surfacing through a quick and simple construction process which lets the children get back to playing as soon as possible. We carry out the full installation including:

  • Groundwork preparation
  • Laying an SBR shockpad layer
  • Laying an EPDM wearing course layer
  • Installing coloured graphic designs

This type of surface is perfect for a number of facilities including nurseries, kindergarten, primary schools and public parks. The kids can be kept safe when playing on equipment and running around the area due to the impact absorbing properties from the wetpour. We have dealt with a number of kindergarten projects throughout the UK. Therefore our team will be happy to come up with a bespoke design which suits you and your budget.

Make sure you contact our team if you would like some help with the different options for children’s safety surfacing. We will send you some product information and case studies on the various products available for nursery facilities. One of our experts will also be able to provide you with a price for the work you require.

EYFS Nursery Play Surfacing Specialists

We are a professional company with experience in designing and installing surfaces for recreational facilities, but our nursery play surfacing specialists can also offer advice and services for maintenance and repairs to existing flooring. This could include fixing small areas of damage within a wetpour surface, or repairing shrinkage where the rubber has pulled away from the edging. If the flooring only has a small area of damage, we may supply a wetpour repair kit which enables you to fix the problem yourself by cutting out the localised surfacing with the problem and filling it in with a new application of rubber.

In order to prevent damage and problems with Early Years playground surfacing, it’s important to carry out regular proactive nursery play area maintenance from specialists. This is to ensure that the flooring stays clean and does not become hazardous for the children who use it. This sort of maintenance can include frequently brushing the surface. We do this to get rid of potential contaminants like litter and natural matter. You could also apply gentle jet wash the lift off any dirt which may be on the surface.

In this video, our installers create a roadway design in wetpour rubber surfacing for a children’s nursery play space. The road was installed in black EPDM rubber with blue around the outside and for the rest of the flooring.


Here’s what our customers say

Customer Service is top of our priority list

Chorley Large Private Drive

“We found the whole experience to be overwhelmingly positive. The product is outstanding and the service was highly professional. Although I had some considerable doubts about the overall cost, I have come to the conclusion that it was worth every penny.”

Brett Trevalyan

House Warwickshire

“I would thoroughly recommend using Soft Surfaces. From obtaining a quotation and negotiating a fixed price for my works, through the delivery of the project (around 250m2), to the finished product and the customer after sales service; the company has been exemplary in its' professionalism, punctuality and quality. They delivered my project, on time - as promised - to a perfect finish and to the original budget that had been agreed. They were courteous, polite, considerate, honest and up front to deal with at all times and filled me with confidence throughout. I am extremely happy with my drive and pool surround. I have spent a lot of money renovating my property in every way possible; but the thing that everyone who comes comments on, is the driveway! I would, and have,

Nathan Houlden

Get In Touch

Please feel free to contact us for more details on all of the nursery playground services we offer. A member of our team will get back to you with advice on NBS specifications, graphic designs and costs. Simply fill in our enquiry box on this page with some details regarding your project. We’ll get in touch as quickly as possible with a price for the work.