Your building blocks to new and imaginative play every day
Our Mini-Bambino, Bambino and Young Explorer systems offer newfound fun for the littlies and flexibility, ease and affordability for the grown-ups.
Enticing & educational
- Mixture of bright colours, challenge and fun
- Available for specific age groups
- Fundamental tools for early physical, social and psychological development
- Promotes team work, planning and creativity with children creating their own playground
- High focus on upper body strength, agility and climbing
- Compliant with New Zealand and Australian quality and safety standards
- Backed by comprehensive warranties
Flexible & affordable
- Indoor / outdoor use
- Interchangeable within each range
- Modular with the ability to add from your base 'combo' over time
- Can be integrated with water, sand and tactile play
- Cost-effective with minimal installation costs
Safe & hygienic
- Lightweight but stable and secure
- Special locking pins
- Easy to clean
Easy to set up and store away
- Simple stable connection points
- Super light and easy to manoeuvre
Simple steps to help you secure funding for playground equipment
As educators and carers, you know that contemporary, up-to-date play equipment adds value to your Centre and your community. However new play equipment can often fall at the bottom of the funding priority list. Overcome that challenge by making the most of community funding and sponsorship opportunities in your area.
Where can I find funding opportunities?
- Your local council may offer a specific program. Check their website or give them a call.
- Get Googling – for major community grant programs offered by gambling funds and major companies.
- Ask around. The parents of your Centre may be involved in an organisation that can help.
Once you've found the right funding program for you, it's time to get started on preparing a knock-their-socks-off proposal.
10 tips for an effective funding submission
- Firstly, read carefully. Take note of all the submission guidelines and supporting information to ensure you're eligible and your request aligns with the funding organisation's goals
- Ask if you're unsure. Check in with the grant provider to make sure you know exactly what information they need to be able to make a decision
- In your application clearly describe what your project is, and demonstrate the who, how and why of your project's benefits, providing examples where you can
- Include a detailed cost estimate and a timeframe for your project (Playground Centre is very happy to assist you with this!)
- If you're asking for part funding from other organisations make sure you disclose that
- Commit to providing progress and completion reports
- Seek letters of support from your local Government and business leaders
- Ask an objective person to read your proposal to check for typos and clarity
- Make it easy to read. It may seem unimportant, but a cluttered document that uses different font sizes, styles, colours, busy backgrounds and too many illustrations can take away from your message. By all means, include relevant photos, maps or diagrams, but keep the number at a minimum and keep the formatting simple for maximum impact.
- Finally, read carefully. Follow the submission instructions, make sure you've included all the information asked for and get your application in on time!
It's best not to submit the same blanket proposal to dozens of different organisations and expect an outcome. Applying for funding is just like applying for a job – put your best foot forward and tailor your approach to show you're serious about meeting their criteria.
1. Can I select colours to suit our facility and playground?
A range of bright or environmental, natural colour palettes are available to create your desired look or suit any space / environment.
2. What size space is required?
Different sized combos can be selected based on the space available. Further, the bigger the space, the more items that can be added in the future. Being moveable, the equipment is also flexible to fit into odd shaped areas. Refer to the Technical Specification sheets for dimensions.
3. Is the equipment covered by a warranty?
Playground Centre is committed to supplying quality, safe play equipment. Find out more about our warranty.
4. What is the expected delivery time of the moveable equipment?
Playground Centre realises the anticipation and excitement of getting new play equipment. Therefore, we aim to deliver the equipment within four to eight weeks from receipt of the deposit.
5. What freight costs are involved?
The cost of freight is included for major centres and metropolitan areas in New Zealand and Australia. Rural areas may incur an additional charge. Please advise your location and we can quote this for you.
6. Can the equipment be left outside?
Like anything, all equipment will last longer if protected from external elements when not in use (ie at night and over the holidays).
On a day-to-day basis, if necessary, the Young Explorer and Bambino equipment can be left outside, however it is recommended that timber items are stored away each day. The Mini-Bambino equipment should be stored indoors at the end of each day.
7. Is the equipment compliant to safety standards?
Yes, the Young Explorer and Bambino equipment is fully compliant to Safety Standards NZS5828:2004 and AS4685:2014.
8. Does the play equipment require safety surfacing?
Under the safety standards, any play equipment with a fall height of 600mm or more requires safety surfacing.