Montessori Academy of London

Rolling hills, sensory play, music, a sideways tree, and abundant trees and shrubs - this playground has it all.

Rolling hills, sensory play, music, a sideways tree, and abundant trees and shrubs - this playground has it all.

Client
Montessori Academy of London
Size
8608
square feet
Age Group
Toddler/ Preschool
Built in
2013
Location
London, ON

Overview

This playground was originally a sea of rubber in direct sunlight, exposed to a parking lot and noisy street. The plastic and steel structures were, to quote one of our designers, “tired.” Our challenge was to create intimate shaded spaces that would help children move from more aggressive gross motor play to quiet, contemplative, fine motor activities; this encompassed a shift from old traditions to a new pedagogical approach that aligned with Montessori philosophy.

This site has so much to offer: sand, music, dramatic play areas, gross motor play, gathering areas and loads of plants that offer loose parts, sensory experiences, and forts. The sideways tree is fantastic for climbing and balancing and acts as a dramatic feature; children often pretend that it’s a dinosaur, pirate ship or castle.

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1(800) 306-3319

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