About this project
We have designed and manufactured “mini-furniture” for nurseries at several hospitals around the country. Manufactured in bright colours, in exact miniature proportions for children’s use, the furniture includes miniature cupboards, shelving units and wall units for nurseries.
“We are delighted with the results. The nursery looks fantastic and the furniture is both durable and safe.” Mark Ashlee, Soden Construction Group, contractor for the Kings College Hospital project.
We manufactured nursery furniture for the following locations:
- Kings College Hospital, London
- The Wendy House Nursery
- Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath
- St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester day care nursery
- Sure Start Nursery in Sidley Community Centre, Bexhill
Nursery furniture details
When designing furniture for nurseries, we include many safety features, such as recessed handles that do not protrude beyond the overhanging worktop and will not catch on clothes. The cupboard doors open completely back on themselves, hung on 170-degree high quality durable Blum metal hinges. This allows the doors to ‘give’ if someone runs into it and, in the case of wall units, can prevent nasty head injuries from cupboard doors left open. In addition, exposed edges of doors are melamine edged to ensure a smooth finish. Alternatively, a 2mm PVC edging eliminates sharp corners on doors and drawers.
Nursery furniture by David Bailey
Our Education range of fitted furniture is regularly specified for education establishments throughout the UK, including primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and special educational needs (SEN) schools. Available in 20 different colours as standard, we can install your education furniture, or deliver ready for you to fit. Our Education range includes wall-mounted and floor-standing units, storage trays and shelving, bookcases and laboratory furniture. We also offer a variety of safe and durable fixtures, fittings and specialist joinery to meet your specific needs. You can view our range of education furniture on our website.
Education furniture installations
Our specialist education furniture is installed in many schools, colleges and further education facilities. We have recently been selected by main contractor E W Beard to manufacture furniture for Headington Girls School in Oxford, in a £65,000 contract. This will be for 45 units and 100 metres of worktop in 11 classrooms. The work will start in November 2020. Other education customers include:
- Yateley Community School, Hampshire
- Channing School, London
- University of Wales
- Clore Shalom School, Hertfordshire
Architects and Contractors rely on us because they know we are well established and professional and our durable furniture is manufactured in Britain with craftsmanship and professionalism. We also install our own furniture into a facility, so there is no need to ensure a contractor has installation instructions.
School rebuilding programme
Update July 2020: We welcome the recent pledge by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to provide a £1bn schools rebuilding programme over a 10-year investment plan for upgrades and refurbishments. This is the first major schools rebuilding programme since 2014 and will make sure our schools and colleges are fit for the future. It is part of the prime minister’s plan to provide a world-class education for children and to help the economy bounce back from this year’s coronavirus crisis.
Fitted nursery furniture – where to find out more
Are you specifying fitted furniture for an education or healthcare facility? See short videos of our furniture being made and read testimonials from other architects, contractors and healthcare customers about working with us.
You can see our range of education furniture here.