We have long understood that well-designed outdoor play areas are vital. The few hours children spend outdoors each week builds social and cognitive skills which help them to thrive. No matter the space available, our team knows how to create a place where children can grow.
Every type of playground feature needs to be designed right and built right. In our eyes, creating a unique playground that's bursting with opportunity includes the capability to do them all. That's why our playground range contains everything from Activity Frames through to educational numeracy & literacy play panels.
The benefits of play and recreational time take on a fresh importance in Special Schools
The lessons SEN students learn from outdoor play areas are undoubtedly an essential role in their progression.
Special Schools should never underestimate the value of outdoor learning and play areas. In fact, the opportunities they bring make a huge contribution to a child’s development.
Playcubed have worked with many Special Schools to create some amazing outdoor environments. We pride ourselves on creating outstanding spaces offering a wealth of activities. As a result we ensure every feature is accessible to users of all abilities.
Our team work alongside you to ensure our designs include everything to help your students achieve as well as hit key learning objectives.
What should a good SEN & Inclusive outdoor learning and playground provide?
Outdoor learning and play areas in special schools are so important. SEN students benefit immensely from visual and sensory stimulation. With this in mind, the outside is a brilliant learning experience.
They help children to engage, explore, discover and even react. Things that a classroom can’ provide. To put it simply, they make playtime a constructive part of their learning program every day.
“Playcubed have completely transformed our Primary Play Area into a safe and stimulating play environment where all our children can explore, socialise and gain sensory inspiration. Playcubed worked collaboratively with us to ensure creativity of our space and natural environment, and have provided the children with holistic opportunities to learn and gain enjoyment through their outdoor play experiences.”
Outdoor learning and play spaces have been proven to be beneficial for:
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Attention Deficit Disorders
Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
Regulatory and Mood Disorders
Speech and Language
Our designs ensure that all of the senses are engaged.
Examples of our SEN & Inclusive playground work
Allowing children of all abilities to mix and play while developing physical skills and abilities.