“ Brand: ELC / Age: 12 months / Type: Children's Furniture „
We recently bought some nice garden furniture for our decking outside (that's probably why it rained non stop in April, sorry) and we wanted to get some tables and chairs that my little girl could sit at too. In The Early Learning Centre we found these plastic chairs and table which are perfect. Although they are not specifically designed for outdoor use and can be used inside we decided that because they were plastic they would be fine outside and quite easy to clean too.
We bought a set of two pink chairs which cost £25 which I didn't think was too bad. We had to buy the table separately as they are separate items although they go together and the table cost £25 too. The chairs are quite chunky which I really like but quite light so they are very easy to move around. They are a bit bulky but because they are lightweight they are quite easy for my little girl to move too which is great because she moves them around all the time and likes to sit in different places in the garden (when we get a chance to go out there that is!)
The chairs have a very low centre of gravity and are fairly low down to the ground too which is great as they will not topple over if your little one sits on the die of them and not completely on them properly. In this way I feel they are quite safe and much better for little kids that a plastic grown up chair or anything like that. My little girl can sit on these chairs happily and her feet touch the ground too, only just, but they do touch so she can get on and off the chair herself as well which I like.
The chairs have quite a chunky look to them and they are quite rounded in appearance too. The back is rounded as well and I think they look quite stylish for a kids chair. THere are no arm rests which I think is a good thing as it makes them easy to be climbed up upon and makes it easier for little kids to get up and sit on. The only bad thing I have to say is that because they are made of plastic they are quite slippy so if your kid is wearing something quite silky they will slip a bit when they sit on the chair but this is not such a big problem.
The table looks just like the chairs so I like that they are in keeping with each other and are a set. I also find the table is quite lightweight too which is great because you can move it around easily and my little girl can also grab it and drag it if she wants to put it somewhere else. What I also like is that the legs come off so if you do need to store this table in the garage over winter it will not take up as much room as it would if you couldn't remove the legs. The Early Learning Centre has definitely thought about this table because its quite functional and well thought out for kids doing crafts on. The table surface is slightly textured to stop paper from sliding around and there is a shallow trough for pencils, crayons etc so these don't slide off the table if you leave them on there. My little girl really likes sitting here eating her lunch when we are at the adults table and its perfect for when her friends come round too.
All in all these are nice plastic chairs and table and are perfect for your little ones.
My daughter took an instant shine to this table and chairs set at a friends house recently, and as it looked really useful I decided to splash out, and purchase one for the garden.
The furniture is of a decent quality as to be expected of the Early Learning Centre, however on the downside it is also pricey which is not unusal of this shop. I usually find that the quality justifies the cost though.
This set is not really a set, although the items have been made to complement each other perfectly. The table comes in blue or pink and costs £22, and the chairs are available separately in red or blue for £22 a pair.
I have to say this annoys me slightly as you can't really purchase one without the other, but on the other side of the coin it does allow flexibility for those that already have some toy furniture. I would also prefer if the chairs came in pink but it's quite nice to have the contrast I suppose.
Anyway I digress! As money is a little tight at the moment, I decided to keep an eye out for these on Ebay and was lucky enough to win a table and chairs for just £12, which I was pleased as punch about.
Having collected them I was delighted to see they were in good condition and looked only lightly used. I feel this is testiment to the ELC and its products which tend to stand the test of time.
Both the table and chairs are sturdy, chunky and not at all flimsy, and my daughter has clambered all over them without yet tipping them over, even though they are also lightweight and portable.
The table has long grooves in the top to hold pencils and paintbrushes making it perfect for drawing or arts and crafts. At the moment my daughter is too young for this as she won't stay still for long enough, so she just uses it to sit at and have a snack or drink. She is 18-months and I can really see this coming into its own when she is two or three, especially when she can have a little friend sit on the opposite chair!
I can't fault this set at all, apart from the price, but it really depends how much you are willing to spend as it is certainly durable and in that respect will last years.
Early Learning Centre have come up top trumps with this fantastic table and chairs!
My daughter celebrated her 2nd birthday a few weeks ago. I went down the arts and crafts route with her, and decided I wanted to get her a table and chairs to sit at while doing her arty stuff. I looked around for ages, struggling to find a nice and sturdy set, I came across lots but they were all very flimsy and cheap looking.
I then came across this set on the ELC website. The table is available in two colours, pink and blue (we went with pink!) and the chairs are sold seperately in sets of two, in either red, or baby blue (we got the blue ones.)
When they were delivered, I was surprised at how big the boxes were. I was very impressed on opening. The table is very thick and sturdy looking. We had to assemble it ourselves - the legs just needed slotting in to the table top. Again, the legs are very thick, but the feet also have non slip grips on the bottom. When assembled, the table is a very good height, my 5 year old also fits at it comfortably, so it will last my two year old a good few years before she outgrows it.
We then assembed the chairs, which again are very thick and sturdy, we just had to slot the feet into the seat, and again the chairs also have the non slip grips on the feet. This makes it very handy for our daughter, as we have laminate flooring, so her table doesn't slip across the room if she bumps it.
So far, she has managed to cover her table in finger paints, crayon, chalk and felt tip, but all of these have wiped off simply with a baby wipe, so another bonus is how easy it is to keep clean.
It is a very attractive little set, the colours are pretty without being in your face, and there is a cute pattern along the edges of the table, and the sides of the chairs.
My husband was a bit wary of how pricey they were - the table sells for £22 and for 2 chairs it is another £22, but even he admits now that it is worth it because of how strong and sturdy it is, and it is very obvious this table will last for many years.
I couldn't recomend this set more highly if your child needs a play table, its worth splashing out that little bit extra on for a set that will last a lot longer than most basic sets,
ELC (Early Learning Centre) Table and Chairs......
A friend of mine has a small table and chair set for her two children and every time we visit their house Jack just loves to sit down on the chairs and play at the table. TI was for this reason that I thought a table and chair set of his own would be a great Christmas present for Jack.
Because of having so many toys about the place, I thought this would be one good present from my parents to Jack and so it was them who coughed up the money. The table and chairs are sold separately and usually retail for £20 for the table and £20 for two chairs. Luckily at the time of buying them, there was a small discount on bringing both items down to £16 a piece.
There are two colours to choose from a pink table with small flower along the sides or a dark blue table with a square pattern along the side. The chairs are either dark red with the square pattern or turquoise with the flower pattern. Now Jack being a boy I was certainly not getting a pink table but I really did not like the look of the dark red chairs so I opted for getting the turquoise ones. The flower pattern on the chairs is hardly noticeable and personally, I would prefer a nice colour for the chairs rather than worry about the pattern.
The two chairs come in one large box but each chair comes without the legs attached so that minimal assembly is required when you get home. No tools are needed and the legs fit in snugly which means that they are exceptionally sturdy. The table is the same with legs that lock into place and need to be firmly pushed down. Total time for assembly was under ten minutes and very easy.
I am really pleased with how the table and chairs both look and work. They are a great item to have in the front room for Jack to play at. It is perfect for him to play with his Play Doh or to do some colouring and the other day we had lunch sat there. The chairs are strong enough for an adult to sit on (even a hefty one such as me!) With thick chunky legs and a sturdy table you couldn't ask for better quality.
These chairs and the table are a brilliant buy and well deserving of a five star rating and a HIGH RECOMMENDATION. My friend has had her ELC set for over 5 years now and they are still going strong. I think the age recommendation is from 12 months to 5 years and they will definitely last that long. Compared to other cheaper versions of this set I would say that it is most definitely worth paying that little bit more to get a set that is going to last and be safe.
I hope this has been of some help.
Thanks for reading.
Lightweight plastic chairs with matching table are ideal for art & craft time and snack time.