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Quilted Outdoor Sit Upon Cushions Competition Winner!

Did you enter our latest Facebook competition to win this gorgeous set of 8 Quilted Outdoor Sit Upon Cushions? The outdoor quilted sit upon cushions are manufactured from quilted fabric which is wipe clean. The sit upon cushions have a foam inner that is not only supremely comfortable, but is also lightweight and easy to…

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How to Create a Calming Atmosphere in Your Setting

How to Create a Calming Atmosphere in Your Setting

Way back when I was in training I don’t ever recall any sessions about setting up a classroom. I think it pretty much came down to the school you ended up in and what you inherited from the teacher before. The same goes for creating the right kind of atmosphere in the classroom. We all…

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Classroom Design and Child Development

Enabling Environments and the Child-Centred Approach – Historical Research One of our most popular blog posts is The Value of Child-Centred Learning for your Early Years Setting and this post is a continuation of that post. Research into the child-centred approach and the impact of the learning environment on development has been going on for many…

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Quilted Sit Upon Cushions Competition Winner!

Did you enter our Facebook competition to win this gorgeous set of 8 Quilted Sit Upon Cushions? The outdoor quilted sit upons are manufactured from quilted fabric which is wipe clean. The sit upons have a foam inner that is not only supremely comfortable, but is also lightweight and easy to carry. They are supplied…

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Staff Room Hamper Competition Winner!

Did you enter our Facebook competition to win this fabulous back to school hamper for your staff room? We offered the chance for all you hard working teachers to win this back to school hamper so that you can replenish the staff room supplies to keep you refreshed and refuelled. After the summer break teachers…

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Express Baby Book Box Competition Winner!

Did you enter our Facebook competition to win this beautiful Express Baby Book Box? The Express Baby Book Box is a low level book display box for baby and toddler rooms. Store your books in the 3 roomy compartments and make them accessible to all. To colour co-ordinate your room, choose the unit with the shelf…

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2017 Funding Grant Opportunities for Early Years

Funding grant opportunities - Designs For Education

Things Are Looking Up We first posted this blog in 2014. With the current climate of funding issues within the early years/education sector the need for extra opportunities to raise money has never been more relevant. In the run up to the election a new funding formula was designed which would redistribute money from wealthier…

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Pioneer Storage Bench Competition Winner!

Did you enter our Facebook competition to win this beautiful Pioneer Storage Bench? The Pioneer Storage Bench is great for keeping your welcome area neat and tidy by storing children’s belongings away in the 3 deep storage tubs supplied. The unit is ideal for both dividing space and storing equipment, the top is ideal for…

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Hop Little Bunny… Hop, hop, hop

Yippeeeee! Spring is in the air and little ones everywhere are hopping and jumping about for joy like cute little bunny rabbits and baby chicks with a wonderful excitement for a new season upon us. Now the dark afternoons and gloomy days are behind us and we’re spotting new daffodils popping up all over the place we’re delighted…

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