Kool kids Casuarina

It a new day, This new childcare centre gives it all. They wanted challenge Hight, so thats what they got.

 Thats fort 1. with slide, climb wall and vertical ladder.

Thats fort 1. with slide, climb wall and vertical ladder.

 Fort 2 and 3 connect via an enclosed net tunnel. Super fun.

Fort 2 and 3 connect via an enclosed net tunnel. Super fun.

 Climb walls, clatter bridges, crooked roof. Wouldn't you want to play here. 

Climb walls, clatter bridges, crooked roof. Wouldn't you want to play here. 

C&K Kedron, New long daycare centre.

Loving the natural outdoor play-spaces. we have designed a place for water play, story telling, sand play, mud-play climbing, swinging and sensory paths that lead to somewhere.

Timber Stone and lots of green make an attractive and fun place to play. 

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 A  custom designed story telling throne with lots of seating for the munchkins.

A  custom designed story telling throne with lots of seating for the munchkins.

 What a fun entrance to the sand-pit

What a fun entrance to the sand-pit

 Connect the sand and the mud kitchen, storage boxes

Connect the sand and the mud kitchen, storage boxes

 Small spaces can still be fun. Basket swing and crooked playhouse contained by logs and steppers. Its all there.

Small spaces can still be fun. Basket swing and crooked playhouse contained by logs and steppers. Its all there.

Copy of Biloela June/July 2017

We are going back to natural playspaces and would like a wet/dry creek bed with a mud-pit for our preppies. What can you do? Lets see.

 It was a long space, unused but with such potential.....

It was a long space, unused but with such potential.....

 We needed a LOT of river rocks!!!!

We needed a LOT of river rocks!!!!

 This is only half.

This is only half.

 This is half way. Outdoor shower and a place to splash..

This is half way. Outdoor shower and a place to splash..

 No point having a watercourse if it doesn't end up somewhere fun!! Stone bowls for making mud pies.

No point having a watercourse if it doesn't end up somewhere fun!! Stone bowls for making mud pies.

Copy of Its remote, Its fascinating, and we can't wait! Boulia here we come!

Boulia, Central Queensland,  August 2017

This is exciting!!! we are going to build a amphitheatre and a stage, 3 forts, for a rural community in central Queensland. It's a first and we are loving the challenge. When we arrive we will show the before and the after shots. Our team is so looking forward to this challenge . Watch this space!! 

 This is a pic of the road we are about to undertake. yee har! Not our caravan we are going in with a 3 convoy of utes...

This is a pic of the road we are about to undertake. yee har! Not our caravan we are going in with a 3 convoy of utes...

 3 interconnecting Forts for heaps of fun.

3 interconnecting Forts for heaps of fun.

 Lets add a stage

Lets add a stage

 Some where to sit overlooking the stage

Some where to sit overlooking the stage

Bulimba State School

It was having an up grade. New modern building with bright colours and we built a play-space to compliment the area.

 Climb Wall with exchangeable  net climb

Climb Wall with exchangeable  net climb

 They wanted a twisted tunnel slide. delivered!

They wanted a twisted tunnel slide. delivered!

 The Bigger Picture, we can have fun here.

The Bigger Picture, we can have fun here.

Clermont Daycare Centre

We have been busy!!!! We have been working out in central Queensland at the Clermont daycare centre. They have a huge play-space that they wanted up-graded. So we have been working in stages.

Our first stage was the Nursery and it has been a delight to watch the babies enjoy their new space.

Now it was time to work on the Kindy play-yard and now they have a beautiful Sand-pit and Mud-pit with water play. We also constructed a fort with a net tunnel climb so that they had a challenge.

Here is the before Pics:

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 Worn rubber softfall and plastic. They wanted it gone. Natural was what they craved.

Worn rubber softfall and plastic. They wanted it gone. Natural was what they craved.

 A Tree-house style Sand-pit roof with our signature sand-stone boulder surround connect to a new Mud kitchen with a herb garden and dogs and steppers keep it cool and natural. Fabulous for water play.

A Tree-house style Sand-pit roof with our signature sand-stone boulder surround connect to a new Mud kitchen with a herb garden and dogs and steppers keep it cool and natural. Fabulous for water play.

 Big shade, new planting and lots of challenge on the fort. Heaps of fun.

Big shade, new planting and lots of challenge on the fort. Heaps of fun.

 You can go through the tunnel or over it up the vertical ladder or the climb wall. Or you can just play shop underneath.  all good.

You can go through the tunnel or over it up the vertical ladder or the climb wall. Or you can just play shop underneath.  all good.

 Natural stone bowls, dirt, water , heavenly.

Natural stone bowls, dirt, water , heavenly.

 Little things: Local Seats bought at the local market make it home.

Little things: Local Seats bought at the local market make it home.

Clermont Daycare Stage 3

We have returned to Clermont to finish the up-grade to the Toddler play-space.

It was a pleasure to work with the girls at the Kindy.  Hi Katie, Hi Kelly, who have always gone out of their way to help. Especially connecting us to local contractors and helping find accommodation for us all. They even found some extra help for us and introduced us to Brendan who turned out to be a real asset. Thank you!

The Project Manager Summer has been incredible! Always available to answer any questions and anything we asked she expedited quickly and efficiently,  in her own time, working full time and caring for two little ones. Amazing....

So what did we do...  We put a new insulated roof over the sand-pit and added new decking. Then we connectd the sand-pit to a digging patch and added a timber mud kitchen with a very cool sink and a tap for water-play.

Then we built a sensory pathway that led to a bike track with a big turning circle for burn outs. Added 3 natural totems and a new black-board.

We built a gorgeous Crooked playhouse and used natural timber rails wherever we could.

The swings also got replaced and a basket swing was added.

The large veranda was concreted and then crazy-paved with sand-stone to connect to the Nursery. This path will eventually go all around the outside of the centre.

Lots of hedging and soft planting and turf helped everything feel cool and green.

So what did it look like before:

 Clermont swings before up-grade

Clermont swings before up-grade

 After, with planting, a raised painter box and the Kindy girls changed out the old painted mural fence, an instant up date. Looks good girls.

After, with planting, a raised painter box and the Kindy girls changed out the old painted mural fence, an instant up date. Looks good girls.

 Old rubber soft-fall be-set by tree roots was hot and unsafe and ugly.

Old rubber soft-fall be-set by tree roots was hot and unsafe and ugly.

 Sand-pit to Digging patch connected by a sensory path, now that works and its so pretty.

Sand-pit to Digging patch connected by a sensory path, now that works and its so pretty.

 Elements on the sensory path included hand painted art work sealed and non slipped.The digging patch has its very own mud kitchen and table and chairs.

Elements on the sensory path included hand painted art work sealed and non slipped.The digging patch has its very own mud kitchen and table and chairs.

 Play house before up-grade. do you remember these?

Play house before up-grade. do you remember these?

 New Crooked playhouse. We so want to do more of these... Do you like our window?

New Crooked playhouse. We so want to do more of these... Do you like our window?

 A path to somewhere. Natural totems. It cool: its natural : its inviting.

A path to somewhere. Natural totems. It cool: its natural : its inviting.

 Everything connects. Thanks for the opportunity Katie.

Everything connects. Thanks for the opportunity Katie.

Timber Tots

Timber Tots Daycare Centre is being built on the site of a Timber yard that has been part of the local scene for a very long time, so to keep the memory the owner of the newly build centre has asked us to build their playgrounds using some of the old timber from the mill. We are looking forward to the challenge ....

 Kindy play space, tick....

Kindy play space, tick....

 The old timber mill site before work commenced

The old timber mill site before work commenced

Timber Tots New Daycare Centre

Well work has been progressing on the Building of the new Timber Tots Daycare Centre and now its our turn to create the owners dream Play-spaces. Stay Tuned for sneak peaks!

 Sharing a workspace with the Kindy's construction crew means timing deliveries is crucial. First load whoo whoo.

Sharing a workspace with the Kindy's construction crew means timing deliveries is crucial. First load whoo whoo.

 First floor is staring to take shape.

First floor is staring to take shape.

 1x Double sand-pit, a trio of forts, watercourse and a mound with slide.

1x Double sand-pit, a trio of forts, watercourse and a mound with slide.

 Looking down on the sensory path /bike track.

Looking down on the sensory path /bike track.

 The dry creek bed has a jetty to connect the boat to the sand-pit.

The dry creek bed has a jetty to connect the boat to the sand-pit.

 Under the sand-pit roof you must have a family of lady beetles.

Under the sand-pit roof you must have a family of lady beetles.

 Recycled timber beam makes a beautiful raised water course.

Recycled timber beam makes a beautiful raised water course.

 In the babies space they get to have fun on a big double slide.

In the babies space they get to have fun on a big double slide.

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Clermont Daycare Centre

From Sarina we have made our way up to Clermont in Central Queensland to renovate stage 1 of the Babies Play-space. It needed some love so we are building a new Sand-pit with a roof and adding some free standing play panels for out-door painting, pull-up bars and music. Then we have made a small bike track with a grassed mound in the centre and just for good measure we have added a Hippo, (Owen the third) on top of the mound. Here is the before Picture.

 Before we started work.

Before we started work.

 Sneak Peek at the new sand-pit under construction.

Sneak Peek at the new sand-pit under construction.

 Its never as simple as it sounds, in this case a beautiful Golden Rain Tree has spread its roots far and wide, so dig dig dig. We will get there!..

Its never as simple as it sounds, in this case a beautiful Golden Rain Tree has spread its roots far and wide, so dig dig dig. We will get there!..

 Pretty as a picture

Pretty as a picture

 The Clermont girls have told us that Owen the Hippo has had a gender change her new name is Gloria. So there you have it!

The Clermont girls have told us that Owen the Hippo has had a gender change her new name is Gloria. So there you have it!

 Three Activity Panels and a stepper path for the very little ones.

Three Activity Panels and a stepper path for the very little ones.

Sarina Kindergarten

Well we have arrived back at Sarina to custom build a Train! This kindy is built opposite a Train Line that has super long freight trains from the mines and the children love to watch them go past. So the Girls at Sarina Kindy thought. Lets give them a train of their own. Ok then lets see what we can do.

  We built a retaining wall on an earlier stage and this is the space before we start to build the train.

 We built a retaining wall on an earlier stage and this is the space before we start to build the train.

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Deception Bay C&K Kindergarten

They have a beautiful out-door space at Deception Bay Kindy, full of natural green grass, lovely trees but their sand-pit and mud-pit were holding them back. You know the look: rectangular , metal flat roof, concrete edges, BORING... So were are introducing a much more natural look that will fit in with their space. We are building a Tree-house style roof over the sand-pit and we are pulling out the old square concrete and replacing it with a natural edge sand-stone boulder surround and then creating a sand-stone crazy-pave path which has a water-course built in and connects to the revamped mud-pit. with a shallow carved bowl to collect water. Then we are adding a timber slab with twin stone bowls for mixing up the best mud pies. We are in the fun making business.  We are nearly finished So stay tuned for the after photos!

 The old sand-pit

The old sand-pit

 The old Mud Pit

The old Mud Pit

 Looking back now from the Mud-pit  to the Water Course and arrive at the transformed Sand-Pit. Look at the beautiful stone bowl with drainage into the mud-pit and seating for adults and children alike

Looking back now from the Mud-pit  to the Water Course and arrive at the transformed Sand-Pit. Look at the beautiful stone bowl with drainage into the mud-pit and seating for adults and children alike

 This Hand water Pump has a Under-Ground collection Tank that is connected to the existing Kindies Water Tank. Add easy to maintain crazy-pave Sandstone and Wellah  fun for all.

This Hand water Pump has a Under-Ground collection Tank that is connected to the existing Kindies Water Tank. Add easy to maintain crazy-pave Sandstone and Wellah  fun for all.

 There just had to an Owen the Hippo. What else would fit a Mud-Pit wallow. The children love him and he is looking forward to mud pies and cakes.

There just had to an Owen the Hippo. What else would fit a Mud-Pit wallow. The children love him and he is looking forward to mud pies and cakes.

Sandgate Mango Tree House Completed

The challenge was set. So something in our under utilised space, make it interesting, a challenge and lots of fun.

We came up with, going up. What a hit, the tree was a magnificent Mango Tree and now the children can climb up a rope ladder to gain access to a deck that gives them the choice to scramble through a enclosed net tunnel to a free standing high deck then down the knotted ropes or climb over the branches and gain access to the tunnel slide. 

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