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1Contact
Give us a call, send an email or use the contact form on the website so that one of our friendly and helpful design team can discuss your requirements and arrange a consultation.
2Consultation
One of our experienced design team will come to see you and the project site to absorb your ideas and requirements and will undertake a detailed site survey.
3Design
Taking your brief as a starting point, your designer will set about creating the best possible solution supported by all the visual imagery that you will require, including a scale plan of the area and 3D visualisations if necessary.
4Quote
Using your design we will provide a detailed specification and quotation, this enables you to apportion costs, select individual play items and tailor the design to your funding requirements.
5Construction
Following the pre-project meeting our experienced landscaping teams will implement the design. Managing site safety for your children, parents and staff we work to the most stringent health and safety guidelines enabling you to relax as your dedicated site foreman and project coordinator oversee the progress.
6Complete
Upon completion of your project a sign off visit is arranged where we formally handover your new playspace and ensure you are completely satisfied with the outcome. Now you are ready to let the children loose and watch them grow through exciting and inspirational play.

Transform Your School Library And Bring Reading To Life In Your Setting!

Reading is an essential life skill and allows us to be transported from our own world to another. Reading stimulates part of a child’s brain to grow and be more active and is fundamental element to a child’s development. The effects of reading on child development are vast, and library’s are part of this very important journey.

Reading serves as a fundamental tool in acquiring new knowledge. It can widen a child’s vocabulary and comprehension ability. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own.

Children can learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge.

Reading develops vocabulary, comprehension skills, and phonological understanding. This phonological understanding consists of patterns of speech and subtleties involved in pronunciation passively learned through reading.

• Supported cognitive development
• Improved language skills
• Preparation for academic success
• Developing a special bond with your child
• Increased concentration and discipline
• Improved imagination and creativity
• Cultivating. lifelong love of reading

Why are libraries in schools so important?

Libraries are a crucial link for children to access books and helps to make connections between books and life.

Timotay have designed, manufactured and installed indoor libraries for schools, which provide the perfect backdrop and setting that allows children to submerge themselves – from real life into the book that they are reading. The spaces are designed to inspire and become a magical place for little learners and readers, to drive imagination, and inspire young readers.

An updated space creates a life-changing library, which inspires young readers and, provides a dedicated area for children to submerge themselves into the book that they are reading. Timotay Playscapes can help you to transform a conventional school library area into a stimulating space…

“It’s just as important as sport – it’s about children’s life chances,” 

“Children reading for joy is one of the two key factors in children’s future economic success… they will also be healthier and happier.”

Cressida Cowell (Author of ‘How to Train A Dragon’)

Cressida Cowell is the driving force behind changing the face of libraries and their importance within school communities. She noted that one in eight primary schools does not have a school library, whereas in prisons – libraries are statutory.

Cressida Cowell has published an open letter asking the Prime Minister to ringfence £100m a year to help primary school libraries

She wanted “something hopeful” to come out of the “darkness” of the pandemic. “If you want to level up, libraries have to be a key part of that” she said.

She wants funding to be guaranteed for primary school libraries in the way that it is for physical education. Click here and here to read the supporting articles

If you are looking to create a school library with a difference, we can help! Our award-winning team of experts will bring your ideas to life, and create a bespoke and engaging space for your setting. To book your FREE appointment click here

Timotay Playscapes are here to help, click here to book your FREE consultation.

 

 


Case Studies for Library’s For Schools


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