The Fort Erie Regional Childcare Centre natural playground was funded by Niagara Child and Family Services and provides childcare for up to 100 lucky children. This facility was blessed with some large perimeter shrubs and trees invite administration that understood the value of the full sensory experience for their children.
The large amorphous sand area has water fed from one of our water troughs and a large stump cluster in the border that retains some of the topographic change that we added to the site.
The centre was not only interested in the mirror panels, black boards, curriculum cabinets, wacky posts, and more that our catalogue offered, they were interested in embracing the pedagogy and practice that these products supported.
In addition to designing and building their space, our team has provided mentorship training with all of the staff as they continue to grow their practice. As a result, they are seeing calmer more focussed children and better outcomes for teachers and staff as well.