Incredible Kids Day Nursery provides childcare for babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. It currently has two nurseries, one in Derby and the second, in Hilton.
Nursery founder and owner, Samantha Corbin, approached us to help create an outdoor play area within the activity area at the Hilton site that could be enjoyed by the children, whatever the weather.
The outdoor play area needed to be as safe as possible, obstruction-free and enable the children to be able to play freely on their scooters and bike within the space. The existing wooden canopy was not aesthetically pleasing and had posts at the front of the structure, which impacted the children’s overall play experience.
As well as providing a safe playing area, we needed to turn the canopy around in just four weeks, ready for the nursery’s grand opening event.
We recommended installing an 8.5 metre-long Connekt cantilever canopy on vertical brackets, which meant the steelwork was attached to the wall and safely out of the children’s way. The design of the canopy, which had a four-metre projection, also allowed for a free flowing area with no posts at the front that would restrict play space.
Due to the speed of our installation (just 1.5 days), the client was able to have the soft play section of the play area fitted, at the start of the week of the grand opening. We worked tirelessly as a team, and with other parties, to ensure the canopy was designed, manufactured and installed on time.
The canopy system was turned around, from initial enquiry to installation, within the required four-week timescale. The children now have a safe, sheltered space where they can play, come wind, rain or shine.
“I will be buying further canopies from Canopies UK for my other nurseries within the chain in the future,” said Samantha Corbin, founder and owner of Incredible Kids.
“I couldn’t be happier with the project and would like to thank everybody at Canopies UK for achieving my deadline.”
Incredible Kids Day Nursery