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  • Furniture

    Furniture size guide for schools

    20 May 2022 By Gemma Maw – Category Buyer for Furniture at YPO

    Children are at school on average 7 hours a day, where most of that is spent within the classroom. With this in mind, it’s very important to ensure the chairs and tables used are the correct height and size to enable a comfortable learning environment.

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  • dining furniture solutions

    How to achieve the right dining furniture solution

    10 May 2022 By Spaceright

    Buying dining furniture for your school is an investment, so it is important that you achieve a solution that best meets your needs.

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  • Teacher reading to children

    Top tips for a fun and engaging reading area

    03 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    The importance of separate reading environments can’t be underestimated when encouraging children to read more. Creating a comfortable and relaxing environment for children to read in can help encourage reading confidence and reading for enjoyment. Read our top tips on how to improve your reading areas and keep your class interested all year round.

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  • Woman working at her desk

    Time for an office spring clean?

    14 April 2022 By Sam Watling - Design Unit Project Manager at YPO

    As we are entering spring and with national holidays looming, we’re reminded of the phrase (and timing for) a ‘spring clean’. The air is fresher, the days are longer, and the daffodils are back out in force.

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  • Teenagers in a library

    Top tips to encourage teenagers into libraries

    28 February 2022 By Alexandra Wainwright – Furniture and Design Project Manager

    Schools and libraries are having to compete with this digital world and understand better what motivates teens to read. Reading should be an enjoyable experience that helps with teenage development.

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  • Staff room

    The benefits of a well designed staff room

    21 September 2021 By Sam Watling – Project Manager, Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    Having worked with many different schools over the years, the YPO design team have project managed the supply and installation of furniture within a whole host of different staff rooms.

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  • Eden reading corner

    How to create an inclusive reading corner

    27 April 2021 By Emily Mayer - Marketing Communications Executive at Eden Learning Spaces

    Bring out your child’s inner bookworm and create a dedicated reading space where they can lose themselves in their favourite page turner. A space that feels comforting and peaceful. Sounds great, but how do you get started?

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  • Curious children

    Provoking curiosity in early years

    24 November 2020 By Designs for Education

    Children are naturally curious, as educators it is our role to encourage and develop this to enable them to learn through their interests and investigations. The more curious a child is the more observant they are, which in turn encourages deeper thinking and an ability to figure things out.

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  • disinfectant cleaning surface

    Cleaning guidelines for your early years furniture

    08 September 2020 By The Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    Since the pandemic outbreak there is a heightened awareness of the lengths we need to go to, to keep our hands, personal belongings and daily apparatus clean to ensure we are all doing what we can to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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  • little girl inside

    Adapting early years indoor spaces

    10 August 2020 By The Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    When searching through the UK government regulations for advice on keeping young children safe in an early years environment, it can be difficult to know how to activate this in your setting. Many underestimate the difficulty in keeping small children apart, preventing them from touching and potentially passing on germs.

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