community playthingsCommunity Playthings is a well-established company based in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Since the 1970s Community Playthings has been making furniture for Nurseries. The company provides a free design and training service for teachers who can visit the community in Robertsbridge. They also provide a variety of free design guides and educational resources that cover the philosophical and pedagogical approaches that underpin the furniture design.

The company has a reputation for listening to their customers, and the products and their variations are a direct result of feedback. However, the quality of the wood and the exacting design and production processes makes Community Playthings furniture more expensive than other products in this field. Ever keen to listen to customers the company commissioned research to investigate what customers thought about the value for money issues.