Carefully crafted, thoughtfully designed, unbelievably durable, early childhood furniture and educational resources for indoors and out.
For over 60 years Community Playthings innovative furniture and resources have set an unmatched standard for wood based natural early years learning. Discover how these products, driven by proven education best practice shape quality learning environments that tap into every child’s innate creativity and energy.
Any products in these lists marked with CP are from the
manufacturer Community Playthings. Community Playthings (CP)
thoughtful design and exacting manufacturing standards deliver
legendary durability and are an excellent long term value. The
safety features in CP furniture means children are free to explore,
interact with materials and build independence.
All Community Playthings products are backed up by Louise Kool’s lifetime warranty.
After 65 years, there are countless stories of products being handed down to succeeding generations.
Removable and Washable Carpets
Built In Wheels
Your centre reflects your community. Changes in demographics, staffing and pedagogy can all influence the layout of your learning space. Or you may want to change things up for a special event or specific provocation or just for the sake of variety. But moving furniture, generates lot of wear and tear. Community Playthings furnishings built in features make it not only easy to rejig your space but you won’t be reducing its lifespan when you do.
With unique interconnecting furnishings arches posts and panels, Roomscapes allow you to easily enhance the flow between your learning areas.
Activity areas, storage, learning displays, you can put your Roomscape together without any tools. Build a Roomscape one activity area at a time or furnish your whole centre. Designed with the durability you expect from Community Playthings you can rejuvenate and reinvent your space, repeatedly for years to come.
Contact us to have a Roomscapes expert help you with your selection and design.See Collection
Each Shelf and Panel has couplings attached to the sides.
Space fillers for in between shelves and units can be added so nothing will be lost down the slots!
Each piece can be joined together using sturdy plastic posts. No tools required.
Wall Adapters attach your first piece firmly to the wall for stability. (Tools required)
These solid maple units offer overlapping book display space on 4 levels and generous book storage space behind the racks and on the lower shelf of the Library Shelf.
Wave Panels help transition smoothly between different shelf and Panel heights
Use the panels to connect units of different heights or use them simply as dividers or little windows. Available in solid, clear and translucent.
All straight shelving units are mobile with wheels hidden beneath and are made of solid maple. Each unit has a kick plate on both sides that can be “kicked down” for stability.
Use the posts found on page 36 to attach all of the units. You must use the post that is equal in height to the tallest unit to be joined. Arches create openings for teachers and children while gates help create an enclosed area.
Add corner shelving at the end of the units and Sweep Shelving to sculpt your classroom layout to the needs of your students.
Organize your classroom materials in these on/off mobile storage units, which are 37 cm (14½") deep and are finished with child safe clear wood finish.
help you transform wide open spaces into cozy corners and appealing niches in the twinkling of an eye.
Shelving Units are designed to hold more, and are therefore 37 cm (14½") deep. The robust construction, pure maple materials, the clear, tough, non-toxic finish and safety-rounded corners ensure an extraordinarily long and safe lifetime in your classroom.
Community Playthings (CP) furniture and toys are purpose built for early years classrooms with predominantly natural materials like maple hardwood. They are designed to realize an open-ended play-to-learn educational goals.
It is not unusual for Community Playthings products to last decades and even generations.
Community Playthings products do not just comply with regulations: they are designed with children’s health and safety as a core principle. Utmost vigilance is maintained to ensure all known or suspected hazards are eliminated from the product line.
Community Playthings’ rigorous design process, including failure mode and effects analysis, reduces the risk of equipment-related accidents and are a natural result of child-centred design.
Rather than awaiting regulation, CP’s product developers closely monitor scientific research, moving early to eliminate potential chemical hazards. While other manufacturers may insist that endocrine disrupters and phthalates are harmless, but CP’s green chemistry policy requires greater responsibility. All Community Playthings furniture products are made from low emitting materials -- safe for your children and staff.