“E.den launch new “MyPod Mini” – a treasure trove of learning and play under one roof”
Outdoor play specialists E.den have launched the MyPod Mini – a revolutionary new learning space, combining multiple outdoor play opportunities into a very compact footprint.
MyPod Mini was launched at the Childcare Expo Midlands event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry at the end of last month, and since then has been selling like hot cakes!
Dave Colville, owner of E.den, explained the product concept: “We wanted to create a play space that would enhance any outdoor play area or garden, with a broad range of learning opportunities included as standard, but taking up a minimal amount of floor space, as we appreciate that it’s often at a premium for many establishments.”
MyPod Mini sits at the entry point to the MyPod range, with two larger versions available – the Midi and the Maxi. All MyPod variants are dual height to give children different perspectives on their surroundings, and come as standard with a large upstairs communication space, sand play and role play areas downstairs, Perspex vision panels, mark making boards and a Bluetooth speaker. They can be further enhanced with a wide range of optional extras including various swings, a slide, climbing wall, tunnel, fireman’s pole, sensory garden, lighting and for those with more space even a bridge or a zip wire!
As with everything that E.den create, the focus is on learning through play. “MyPod is designed to be a fully transitional learning space. The flexibility of the different areas means that the space can be constantly redefined to fit in with curriculum themes or just the changing seasons – ensuring that the children remain interested and are continually learning about different ideas” explained Dave.
The design of MyPod is fully flexible, making it ideal not just for the education sector, but also for the leisure industry and private individuals. Dave added “Although we initially aimed the MyPod primarily at Day Nurseries and Primary Schools, we’re finding that a lot of interest is now coming from the leisure industry – country pubs, garden centres and the like. As the leisure industry becomes ever more competitive, these establishments are recognising the importance of having an outdoor play area that clearly demonstrates their commitment to being a quality, family-friendly establishment – and the MyPod provides them with the perfect tool to do just that.”
MyPod Mini is constructed using high-quality, tanalised slow grown redwood pine timber sections, and the roof is clad with cedar shingles. MyPod Mini measures 1800mm x 2600mm (3000mm high) and starts from £4,800+VAT.