We start the fun part of our nursery development today, picking suitable furniture for our rooms. There are a huge number of manufacturer for us to choose from but we have decided upon Community Play Things and Millhouse.
Millhouse have a proven track record in designing, manufacturing and supplying educational furniture, toys and resources for over 35 years. Based in Lincoln, all products are manufactured here in the UK to a high quality standard. We understand the requirements of an early years environment – we know that children need a secure, safe, nurturing environment within which they can explore, learn and grow. Furthermore, we appreciate that the environment has to be highly functional, practical and flexible. Our range has been designed with all of this in mind and more.
Every care is taken in the design and manufacture of our products to ensure that they are made to a high standard and are durable, safe and reliable. Millhouse products are designed and manufactured, here in the UK, a tradition that has lasted for over 35 years.
Every detail in our products is carefully thought through to make play safe and fun for children. We have incorporated many safety features, including our innovative child friendly hinges, which are designed to protect little fingers. Constructed from the finest materials, our products conform to European safety standards (EN71, EN1176 & EN16121), ensuring outstanding quality and reliability.
- Expert Advice
Our dedicated early years product specialists and design engineers are always on hand for help and advice. So whether you have a detailed vision, or need inspiration, we can provide a furniture solution, which is right for you. Our room planning service is free and we’d be delighted to help with any size project.
We design and manufacture furniture and play equipment in the UK for primary schools and early years settings. Together with visionary educators, we have been creating beautiful learning environments for over 50 years.
Designed for children
The way that children play influences our designs. Each item is designed to support open-ended play, making sure a child’s imagination is never limited by what they play with. The environment children play in has a great effect on them. Calm, protected areas allow children to concentrate on their play. Children who have ample opportunities for play go on to become eager learners. Our furniture is modular and adaptable, enabling the environment to be changed and developed.
Who we are
Anyone who visits our workshops soon understands why Community Playthings products are different. They are designed, made and sold by a community of people that have been caring for children since 1920. Over 50 years ago we started selling toys and furniture that reflect our care and love for children. Believing that children thrive on imaginative and open-ended play, the first products sold were wooden blocks – the same shape and size we still make today!