The Playground People have recently installed a new playground and nature play area for our Year 1-4 students. Students, staff and parents are absolutely delighted with the result. The new play structures are attractive and challenging and the new nature play area has outdoor musical instruments that add a beautiful zen-like atmosphere to the school playground. The Playground People were excellent to work with throughout the process, from the design and planning phase right through to quality installation.
Michelle McCarty, Principal, Alfriston School
We found Dave and the team at Playground People excellent and so helpful right from the start. They helped us plan what would be suitable for us and our community. They delivered a variety of designs and options and the final chosen product was installed quickly and professionally done. It is a real asset to our landscape and to our community. The community response has been fantastic and numerous families are spending more time here after schools and on weekends as a result. There are groups using it for fitness circuits and our children’s co-ordination and core strength has increased noticeably within a few months. We would thoroughly recommend Playground People
Rodney Mountford, Principal, Maramarua School
The playground people were our company of choice not just because of the quality equipment that they sell and the competitive pricing. From the start they took time to understand what it was we wanted and needed, and to help us with solutions; equipment, specifications and the wider issues like safety fall. Our project was a collaboration with four different groups and as such we had a lot of people to please and explain things to. Time and again, they took time to explain their products, problem solve landscaping issues and undertake work that was not normally part of their services because it was important to the success of our project. They delivered professionally and efficiently on time and were easy to work with on the odd occasion when issues arose. We get comments all the time fromAside from the hardware, Leith and the Playground People have been friendly and helpful; consistently going the extra mile to adapt their normal way of working to achieve the things that were important to us. Early in the project they created a computer generated mock view of our “finished playground” using a photo we’d taken of the empty site. I think this took much more time than they anticipated to achieve but they made it happen and it became a critical part of our fundraising and marketing throughout the whole project. It never felt as though we were simply a business transaction. Even after they had installed their equipment and our financial relationship was complete, Leith continued to engage with the project by following our Facebook fundraising page and giving moral support and encouragement through the later stages of the project (over a year later). This was greatly appreciated. We enthusiastically recommend the Playground People to everyone!
Rebecca Bell and Marilla Swift National Park School
Kevin’s team has been very responsive and professional in their approach to the our school playground. From planning and installation, safety has been the most important thing for us and the board, staff and most importantly, the children are thrilled!
Co-Principal, Blair Giles, Summerland School
We purchased a StarQuest playground in July 2008 principally to give our Years 7 and 8 boys opportunities to build upper body strength. I am pleased to say the playground appears to have had the desired effect. We now have boys of all ages who want to try the various activities and there isn’t a break in the school day when the StarQuest is not in use. The after sales service of PlatinumPlay has been excellent and we would not hesitate to recommend the company and StarQuest to any school looking to install a playground for student use.
Peter Kay, Principal, Medbury School
We are very happy with the playground equipment supplied by Playground People. It is colourful, durable and the kids really enjoy using the equipment. We would recommend this company to other schools.
Des Hedley, Principal, Kapanui School
PlatinumPlay installed our senior playground in 2007. It is for seniors only (the juniors are allowed on if the seniors are away at camp). When it was first installed all the kids had blisters on their hands from overuse of the equipment. It is a very sturdy well built playground and is an asset to our school. Any items that have needed replacing have been quickly sent to us for our caretaker to install.
Jeff Stewart, Principal, Horotiu School
We have been very pleased with the senior playground we had installed by the Playground People. It has been challenging and stimulating for our senior students and is always in high use. It has proved itself to be highly durable and low maintenance. A great asset for our school and an important part of our students physical education and risk taking development.
Kerry Rickard, Principal, Newbury Primary School
Friendly staff, easy to deal with, value for money. These guys know playgrounds – their pre-build planning was excellent, the building process was on time and hassle free and the after sales service has been fantastic. Valley School would not use anyone else.
Roger Goulstone, Principal, Valley School, Pukekohe