The Playhouse Company


No New Commissions Until
December 2021 Read More

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No New Commissions Until December 2021 Read More


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Teddy Bears Cottage

First Day at School

So, September is here, which means one thing back to school.  If your child is starting school for the 1st time they are probably a bit nervous. (and the chances are, so are you.) Yet the worries your child has about going to school for the 1st time are likely to be different to yours…

While you’re worried they might not have anyone to play with, your child is probably more concerned about whether any of their new friends like Lego or Frozen.

Here are some starting schools worries you and your child will have – but in VERY different ways.

  What Parents Worry  About What Kids Worry About
The 1st Day EVERYTHING. Will my child like school? Will they miss me? Will I be able to hold back the tears on that 1st drop off? Where’s my peg? Who do I sit next to? What is my teacher like. Wha… hang on, its playtime. Woo hoo - I love school already
The School Loos  Will my child make it to the loo on time? And what if they are scared to ask to go?  Wow, I’ve never seen so many loos. How do I decide which one to use?
The Teacher Will the teacher look after my child? Will the teacher have favourites and what if my child gets upset?  I wonder why all the teachers all have the same name “miss”?  I wonder if ‘miss’ likes frozen and wants me to sing Let it go?
Making Friends My child will be on their own, standing in the big playground in shiny shoes without a friend to talk to. Which of the other kids love running as much as I do? How many best friends will I make? Who shall I go on the climbing frame with?
Missing Mummy & Daddy What if they get tearful because they miss us and has no one to comfort them?  Will Mummy and Daddy pick me up later? I hope Mummy doesn’t cuddle me like a baby every morning, and I hope she doesn’t cry every morning too. 


Richard & Kay Frost


We Are Unable To Accept New Commissions Presently

We are a small company, set up and run by Richard and Kay and supported by a skilled team of 4 who help build and deliver our projects.

Richard has recently had a health scare, and during the next few months of his recuperation we have decided, reluctantly, to limit the number of projects we take on and have decided to stop taking new commissions until December 2021.

Richard does all the design and manages the build and installation, and Kay is the voice you will speak to and help with advice and then making sure your project runs smoothly from inception to the children enjoying it in your garden. Over the past 30 years we have completed well over 1,000 projects, all to a greater or lesser extent custom designed. It is a great privilege to design and build playhouse and treehouses, and for us almost as much fun to design and build as the children have pleasure thereafter. We firmly believe that in order to design and build a great playhouse project you must love it just as much. We do love what we do and this makes it all the more difficult for us to pause enquiries, but health is paramount so makes this the only decision.

We assure all existing customers that your delivery obligations will be met in full and are always available for any queries about existing products.

If you would like to register an interest for a project in 2022, please just send us an email or give us a call and we will re-connect at the end of the year by which time Richard will be fully charged and ready to enjoy exciting new projects.

Thank you for your support