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Is Play In Early Years The Secret Too Success?

If you’ve read any of our previous blog posts chances are you know that we believe play can have a huge impact on childhood development.

Outdoor play gives children the opportunity to practise running, jumping and balancing along with fine motor skills. It helps them develop social skills and resilience. In short, outdoor play is vital […]

Take Learning Outdoors & Prepare For The Next Outdoor Classroom Day!

This year’s Outdoor Classroom Day proved to be more popular than ever with many schools using the initiative to “test the water” when it comes to outdoor learning.

Originally founded in 2012 by Anna Portch. Outdoor Classroom Day was originally known as “Empty Classroom Day” with only a few schools in London taking part, but in […]

Play In The Early Years – What The World Health Organisation Recommends.

Here at Billy Bounce HQ, we talk about play a lot. If we’re being honest, we probably talk about it too much.

When it comes to the importance of play we’re obsessed, all consumed and despite our best intentions we keep bringing it up in conversations. Which can be a bit awkward when all you’re doing […]

How The Daily Mile Can Help Reduce Stress Among Pupils

Over the past few years, it has become widely accepted that schools need to focus not just on pupil’s academic progress but also on their mental wellbeing.

Only last month, there were suggestions that every UK school should have ‘stress dog.’ While the idea of a school dog would no doubt be highly popular with children, […]

Are School Sports The Key For Future Career Success?

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s important to look back and celebrate all of the achievements so far. However all around the world there is still work to be done.

Here in the UK, the fact many girls suffer from low levels of confidence has been much reported in the media, with speculation about the […]

How To Take World Book Day Outdoors

World Book Day is fast approaching and it can be a great way to encourage a love of reading among children who wouldn’t normally settle down with a good book.

That said, as many schools choose to include fancy dress, all of the excitement can lead to excess energy among the pupils. Engaging in outdoor activities […]

Outdoor Learning Benefits Children, But Could It Also Benefit Your Nursery?

Outdoor Learning Benefits Children, But Could It Also Benefit Your Nursery?
Last year the idea of outdoor learning was the topic on everyone’s lips, and this year it looks like there will be no slowing of momentum. From practioners to parents, more and more people are starting to appreciate the benefits outdoor learning can bring to […]

Outdoor Play In Winter: Don’t Let Bad Weather Ruin The Fun

Outdoor Play In Winter: Don’t Let Bad Weather Ruin Your Fun
During winter it can be tempting to limit outdoor play to avoid the risk of children being stuck with nothing but wet clothes and shoes to wear until home time.

However with children in the UK spending on average less time outside that prison inmates, it’s […]

How Long Does A Playground Install Take?

How Long Does A Playground Install Take?
Whenever we speak to a school or nursery about installing new a new playground surface, the chances are they need to have a clear timescale to work with. So we thought we’d use this blog to try and shed some light on how long it can take to install […]

How to Care For Playground Surfacing

How to Care For Playground Surfacing
Our playground surfaces are not only impact absorbent, they are also non-slip and virtually maintenance free. This said, to ensure your playground is as safe as can be and lasts as long as possible, we do recommend giving your new surfacing some TLC every so often.

One simple way to care […]

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