Having attended a course at The Early Excellence Centre in Huddersfield about outdoor learning we decided that we would like to build a 'learning village' for pupils in Key Stage 1, to aid transition and further enhance our curriculum. This was a new idea which required a great deal of research and creativity. We contacted Newby Leisure, who had successfully completed a range of outdoor projects at Macaulay over a period of many years and although we obtained estimates from other companies we felt that they provided the best value. Neil gave excellent advice on design, materials and equipment, encouraging us to 'think outside the box', and demonstrating great patience when we modified the plan numerous times. The workmen were extremely professional and took time to talk to the children and answer their many questions! The work was completed to a high standard, with great attention to detail and both staff and children are delighted with the finished result.
Very good products, excellent personnel, very professional and personal. Many thanks to the whole team!
Just wanted to express my thanks and delight at the work done at our school during the holiday. Fantastic job. Thanks to the whole team. The children's faces were a picture this morning! I will certainly be recommending you if anyone is asking!
We are absolutley delighted with the success of our new outdoor learning area for the children in Foundation Stage and Year 1. The response of the children and staff alike has been incredible with the children in particular being so enthsiastic in using this high-quality, bespoke and learning-centred physical environment. The standard of consultation, planning, design and construction was exemplary and the customer service element was second to none. No job is too small and no question went unanswered; every step of the way we were well-advised and supported. Many thanks to Neil and the whole team at Newby Leisure for a fantastic working relationship and all-round experience.
The professionalism of all staff at Newby Leisure is second to non. They are always reliable, high quality, fair prices, friendly, efficient, helpful and can solve problems by thinking outside the box.
We are thrilled with our new outside area, as are the staff, children, parents & governors. The developments have improved the learning environment for the children, fantastic result, Thank you.
The ability of Newby Leisure to work with Welholme staff on design is a huge benefit.
Due to the staff, equipment and installation, we as an organisation feel the company is excellent in the way they deliver the service from beginning to end. We would not hesitate in either using the company in the future, or in recommending them to other organisations.
The whole experience of Newby Leisure making over our outdoor area has been huge. It has given us all a real lift. The children are very excited and love it. Many Thanks.
My name is Cally Stockwell, and I am writing on behalf of St Thomas' CE Primary School. The Reception children would like to say a huge thank you for your kind donation that your company has made through the EYFS Project. The children are really enjoying the new construction and water play resources in particular. We are currently in the process of developing our outdoor area massively and we look forward to ordering some more resources from you in the future.
You have played a central part in our school's outside improvements for the last six years. During this period, you have worked closely with us to make sure that we received just what we wanted.
The Foundation Stage outside classrooms were redesigned to match the needs of this age group of children and at our recently Ofsted inspection (July 11) were stated to be "excellent outside environments". We agree, as do the children.
The "Learning Lodge" was erected at Easter 2011 providing us with additional classroom space which the children and staff love to be in, in fact it is difficult to get people back to the classrooms.
The latest improvement is a fantastic climbing frame described by the children as "awesome"! It provides chalIenge and enjoyment to all that use it and has become a landmark of the school.
Your team of workers are always polite and happy to help. This was particularly evident with the erection of the climbing frame. Your staff spent time with the children showing them pictures of what it would look like, were very happy to explain what they were doing, provided spot on health and safety support and didn't mind being the focus of attention every playtime and lunchtime. It provided a very exciting week for the children culminating in the handover of the frame to the children.
I am sure that we will continue to work together in the future.
Hi, we have just added some pictures of our lovely new outdoor area onto our facebook page. Thank you very much!! We all love it, love from all at Butterflies x x
We bought our outdoor play from you in 2001 when we first opened - still very popular, it has certainly stood the test of time and thousands of little feet and hands!!
We will recommend your services to our cluster of schools and business managers.
The level of service your company gave from start to finish was excellent. The Newby Leisure team on site were efficient and hardworking. The equipment and installation is of a very high standard and quality. It was a pleasure working with a company who give a high service level. Thank you.