The Starter Kit adds floor space and play possibilities to your classroom. Upstairs is a cozy reading or puzzle area. And there’s enough headroom downstairs for fantasy play to thrive. It’s modular, with four possible configurations and tool-free assembly.
Community Playthings Lofts
The downstairs archway is 124 cm (49") high, and the deck railing is 81 cm (32"); ample space for a reading nook up top, and any manner of stand-up play down below. Our community lofts assemble without tools or carpenters. In fact, we tested the ease of assembly by putting the model 2 starter loft together ourselves. We asked three staff members with little previous experience assembling things to try it. From the time they started opening the boxes to completion... 45 minutes! Posts, connectors and childproof caps are designed to hold each panel securely. Absolutely no tools are required. Each loft can be configured in several ways, and kits are available to expand every loft. So, if your needs evolve or you just want a change, you are not committed to a loft that cannot accommodate growth. Carpets on landings are soft, removable and washable. Each loft will be shipped with neutral-colour connectors unless you specifically request green or red.
For your Safety!
These Lofts are designed for children 3 to 7 years old. They need a minimum ceiling height of 8 feet for safe use and must be installed away from lights, skylights, sprinkler systems, hanging ceiling tiles or any other hazard. The stairs are just the right width for one child at a time, with room to pass on the landings. Simple, tool-free levelling feet ensure the stability of your loft, even on uneven floors. Of course, all lofts must be used under direct adult supervision.
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.
- Pinch free hinges
- Childproof latches
- Rounded edges
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.
Total Height: 86”
Downstairs archway height: 49"
Railing height above deck: 32"
Dowel spacing: less than 3½"
The ceiling height of your room must be at least 96".
Design for a Lifetime of Child Care
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.
- CP furniture is built using mortise and tenon joints — one of the strongest in woodworking.
- Maple hardwood construction.
- Protective finish is infrared bonded – does not wear off no matter how often you clean.
- Backed by Louise Kool with a Lifetime Warranty
It is not unusual for Community Playthings products to last decades and even generations.
Environmental design for your centre and the world
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.
- Certified to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credit standards.
BPA and PVC free. Parents can be assured that there is nothing safer on the market; Community Playthings is BPA and PVC free.