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Specialist Education Providers

Meet the Team

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At SEND Playgrounds, our success is driven by the passion, expertise, and dedication of our talented team. Meet the individuals who work tirelessly to create inclusive and inspiring playground designs for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across the UK:

Tony Smith – Founder and CEO

With over two decades of experience in playground design and a deep commitment to inclusivity, Tony founded SEND Playgrounds with the vision of making outdoor play accessible to all children.

His expertise and leadership guide our mission to create playgrounds that cater to the unique needs of children with SEND.

Sarah Bailey – Lead Playground Designer

Sarah is our creative genius, responsible for turning visions into reality.

With a background in landscape architecture and a passion for inclusive design, she has led countless projects that have transformed outdoor spaces into inclusive and stimulating playgrounds.

Emma Kelsey – Project Manager

Emma is the driving force behind the successful implementation of our playground designs.

Her exceptional project management skills ensure that each project runs smoothly, from concept to completion. She is dedicated to delivering playgrounds that exceed client expectations.

Nigel Turner – Inclusivity Specialist

Nigel is our inclusivity expert, with a background in special education and a deep understanding of the diverse needs of children with SEND. He collaborates with schools, therapists, and communities to ensure our playgrounds meet the highest standards of inclusivity.

Rosie Patel – Marketing and Community Outreach

Rosie is the voice of SEND Playgrounds in the community. She spearheads our outreach efforts, building connections with schools, local authorities, and organisations.

Her dedication to spreading awareness about the importance of inclusive play is at the heart of our mission.

David Lina – Design Engineer

David is our technical wizard, responsible for translating our creative designs into reality.

His expertise in engineering and attention to detail ensure that our playgrounds are not only beautiful but also safe and durable.

Lisa James – Sensory Design Specialist

Lisa’s passion lies in creating sensory-rich playground experiences.

With a background in occupational therapy, she incorporates elements that engage and stimulate children’s senses, making our playgrounds truly special for children with SEND.

Mark Brown – Community Engagement Coordinator

Mark plays a crucial role in fostering community involvement. He works closely with local communities, ensuring that our playgrounds reflect the unique needs and preferences of each project’s stakeholders.

Jessica Carter – Customer Relations Manager

Jessica is the friendly face of SEND Playgrounds. She is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that our clients have a seamless and positive experience throughout the design and construction process.

Together, our diverse and passionate team at SEND Playgrounds is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children with special educational needs and disabilities through innovative and inclusive playground designs.

We look forward to working with you to create playgrounds where every child can play, learn, and thrive.

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