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Sand Play Equipment for EYFS

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EYFS Sand Play

Shaping Imaginations: Our EYFS Sand Play Collection

Unearthing Joy and Learning

At Signet Play, we understand the timeless allure of sand play in the journey of early childhood development. Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Sand Play collection is curated to offer more than just fun; it's about igniting imagination, sensory development, and fine motor skills. We believe that sand play is a foundational activity that nurtures creativity and learning in young minds.

Thoughtfully Crafted for Young Builders

Our range of sand play equipment is specifically designed for the curious and creative nature of young children. With a variety of sand pits, digging areas, and interactive sand tables, our collection encourages tactile exploration and imaginative play. These tools are perfect for sculpting, digging, and collaborative play, promoting social skills and cognitive development.


Safety and Longevity at the Forefront

In creating spaces for sand play, safety and durability are our top priorities. Our sand play equipment is constructed from high-quality, resilient materials, ensuring they withstand the test of time and the energy of children at play. We adhere to rigorous safety standards, making our sand play areas a secure and enduring addition to any educational setting.


Inclusive Play for All Abilities

We champion inclusive play environments. Our sand play equipment is designed to be accessible and engaging for children of various abilities, fostering an environment where every child can participate and explore. This inclusivity supports the development of empathy, cooperation, and a sense of belonging among children.


The Signet Play Advantage

Choosing our EYFS Sand Play collection means embracing our commitment to enriching the educational experiences of young learners. Our products are not just about sand play; they're about supporting the holistic development of children, aligning with the EYFS framework. With Signet Play, you're not just selecting play equipment; you're investing in the future of education.



In summary, our EYFS Sand Play range at Signet Play offers a world of discovery and learning. By incorporating our sand play solutions into educational settings, schools are fostering a nurturing, safe, and inclusive environment that supports sensory exploration, creativity, and social development.

Tangle Play Playground Marking
Snakes and Ladders Playground Marking
Duck Duck Goose School Playground Marking

EYFS Case Studies and Information

A-Z Playground Marking

Dodford First School's Playground Transformation

See how our playground marking games transformed their school playground.

Snakes and Ladders Playground Marking

Board Game Playground Markings

An indepth look at board games which can be used on school playgrounds.

Overview of a Thermplastic Playground Marking

Our Guide to Multi Court Games Markings

Sports are incredibly popular, see how we use thermoplastic to create games areas.

What are our customers saying about us?

School Teacher Holding a Notebook

Signet provided a fantastic range of playground markings, which have withstood relentless use of 400 primary school children on a daily basis. Great communication and pricing from the team in the office and on site. Highly recommend!

- Pomphlett Primary school

Professional and quick installation of a clamberstack at our village primary school. Left everything clean and tidy too! The children are enjoying the new climbing equipment. Great company to work with.

- Bledington Primary School

Fast service from site survey, quotation to installation. Markings look vibrant and were laid really well. I will definitely use them again for future playground markings.

- Thameside Primary School

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  • What are thermoplastic playground markings?
    It's a special type of plastic which is both durable and has an anti-slip grit within it. From these sheets of material, we create designs that we use to make playgrounds more fun and engaging. These markings are durable, vibrant, and safe for children. The thermoplastic can be used to create games, learning aids, or just fun patterns on the playground surface. With 27 colours available, the limit is just the imagination.
  • What are the benefits of playground markings?
    Choosing the right playground markings can make playtime more fun and active, help with learning, and make it easier for everyone to get along. Plus, they're created in a way that everyone, no matter their hobbies or skills, can enjoy and participate in. This aids in creating an environment in which physical activity levels are increased, learning occurs through fun engagement and promotes inclusive play.
  • How do you install thermoplastic playground markings?
    The first step is to sketch out the design with chalk on the tarmac. We then apply a liquid primer to the playground surface which seals it and ensures a long life for the thermoplastic markings. Once the primer is dry, about 20 mins, we then position the thermoplastic markings onto the sketched area. Using a special heating tool we make them hot until they've 'melted'. Once cool they will have firmly attached to the tarmac and won't move for a very long time!
  • How long do thermoplastic playground markings last?
    The short answer would be that they can last up to 10 times as long as paint (so about 10 years). However, the longer and arguably more accurate answer would be that it depends on a number of factors. What condition the playground surface was in when they were applied, how they're treated / the amount of footfall on them, what environmental conditions they're exposed to. As a guideline though we would expect thermoplastic markings to last 7 - 8 years when installed onto a good surface.
  • How do you remove playground markings?
    Some companies burn them off. We don't do this as we believe the noise, the fumes, and the mess it leaves behind are not worth it. This leaves a couple of options. UHP (ultra high pressure) water jet blasting will remove them, but the pressure is so high that it can remove some of the tarmac as well. Which then leaves the best possible way to remove them and that's UHP sand jet blasting. The sand acts as an abrasive and helps remove the markings at much lower pressures. As a result the markings can be removed with the least risk of damage to the playground. UHP sand jet blasting takes more time than UHP water jet blasting, but the minimise intrusion into the surface of the playground is very much worth it.
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