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Outside sand pit,

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Leapyearbaby64, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Leapyearbaby64

    Leapyearbaby64 New commenter

    There is some H&S thing about not using builders sand, though quite why I don't know. When the children are playing with chppings and mud in the same environment it seems bonkers to have to pay for "cleaned" sand.
     
  2. Miss Piggywig

    Miss Piggywig New commenter

    I agree, it's good practice to let them dig in the garden but not in sand. I think I have found somewhere that I can by 1 tonne of play sand in the big bag for £90 at least it's £50 cheaper then buying it in small bags. It will give the caretaker something to do over the summer to wheel barrow it all across the play ground, wont I popular?
     
  3. Dear Miss Piggywig
    Where was this cheaper, large quantity of play sand? - I am also in need of a large amount!!
    Thank you in advance.
     
  4. I have lined my sand pit with that weed suppressing stuff from garden centres, seems to work okay so far (1 year) and the sand came from the County Grounds dept who have sand for the athletic grounds. It was cheaper for me as school paid instead of me!
     
  5. Gamina

    Gamina New commenter

    Silver sand is just playsand but playsand is cleaned a little more. Baring in mind we have them rooting in the dirt and digging in any number of other icky substances it wouldn't hurt. Its builders sand that can cause the issues.
     
  6. Miss Piggywig

    Miss Piggywig New commenter

    I found this web site says 1 tonne bag is £89
    onlinesand.onlineturf.co.uk then put in play sand.
    Now going to price silver sand but it seemed just as expensive when I last looked.
    Thanks everyone
     

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