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Guliyali Preschool Playground
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Excellence in Early Childhood Nature Play

Timber Creations provided a full package design, build and installation for this local school.


With a relatively small budget and a lot of great ideas,

Woy Woy Public School wanted to create a practical and engaging playground for its preschool that matched its core values.

Inquiry and play based learning and development, and parent/child/community participation were the focus of a holistic and inclusive playground.

Timber Creations was recognised at the 2018 Kidsafe Playspace Design Awards, with a Commendation in the Education and Care Services Category!

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  • Percussion Instruments

  • Teepee Cubby

  • Mud Kitchen

  • Play Bridge

  • Buggy and Petrol Pump

  • Nature Play log playground, including;
     - Log steppers
     - Rope climb
     - Log balance overlay
     - Branch ladder
     - Balance stilts
     - Hollow log tunnel

The playspace was developed with community involvement, driven by Woy Woy Public School Principal Ona Buckley, in consultation with students and parents, local Aboriginal elders, and community members.

The playground opening involved many members of the community, including Federal MP Lucy Wicks, NSW Department of Education leadership director Ms Karen Jones, community members, teachers, parents, and most importantly, the students.


The playground was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the school student leaders, cleansed with a smoking ceremony by local Aboriginal community members, and a singing performance by the preschool children.

Natural Playground
Percussion Pieces
Guliyali Hollow Log Tunnel
Natural Log features
Nature Play log area
Mud Kitchen
Log Steps
Rope Climb and Log Play
Log Playground
Buggy and Pump
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