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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Furniture

    Furniture size guide for schools

    10 May 2021 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Making the most of space in an education setting

    01 July 2020 By Sam Walting - Project Manager of Furniture and Design at YPO

    With all the challenges faced by schools currently in terms of social distancing, now is as good a time as any to start putting any unused spaces to good use.

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  • empty office space

    Returning to work safely

    18 May 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager of Furniture at YPO

    Covid-19 has changed many things in our everyday lives and will have lasting effects on how we live in the future. One major change will be the way in which we work and how companies ensure the safety of their staff in the future.

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  • bright study area in a school

    Attracting students to sixth form using design

    08 January 2020 By Alexandra Wainwright - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    For each student choosing to attend a sixth form the school receives funding, so schools need to encourage interest amongst students in this progression, but how do you compete with a college?

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  • elderly woman in room with painting and window

    Relieving the symptoms of dementia through design

    06 January 2020 By Emma Quinn - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    Dementia is an umbrella term for many different diseases that affect the mind. Because of this, people with Dementia can suffer from a variety of different symptoms and side effects. Little changes in their environment can relieve the pressures of daily life in the long term for all kinds of people with Dementia.

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  • Lauren Robinson

    Meet the Buyer - Lauren Robinson

    10 June 2019 By Lauren Robinson, Framework Manager - Furniture

    Lauren started her YPO journey when she was just 19, and has worked her way to her current role of office furniture framework manager, working closely with customers and assisting them through the entire procurement process.

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  • Nature at play

    09 May 2019 By Cosy

    The natural world offers many opportunities for learning. Here are a few specific outdoor learning activity ideas created to encourage and develop children’s fine motor skills. These ideas also work well in settings with limited access to outdoor space.

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