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Modular Buildings For Nurseries

Provide an exceptional learning and play environment with portable modular nursery buildings.


High-Quality Temporary and Permanent Modular Buildings for Nurseries

As part of the Spring 2023 Budget, The Chancellor announced the plan to increase the availability of free childcare from approved providers for all parents. This announcement has inevitably created a substantial rise in pre-school children requiring nursey placements.

Due to limited available funds and short time constraints, nurseries within the education sector are struggling to accommodate the ever-growing number of applications. Springfield has been providing a solution to this growing problem for over 50 years.

At Springfield, we understand that as an early year’s education provider, you strive to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for your children, especially when finance, space and time are restricted.

During our time working within the education sector, we’ve helped customers such as  Brighter Beginnings and Discovery Vine Childcare expand and enhance their early years environments with a modular nursery building.

Modular Buildings for Nurseries

At Springfield, we construct our modular buildings off-site in our ISO-approved production facility and deliver them directly to you.

A major advantage of choosing Springfield for your building is that all our buildings are bespoke, built specifically for you, not something we have already built but try to make suit your requirements!

Here at Springfield, we listen to your specific needs to understand the purpose for which the building is intended. Our design team will then work with you to get a feel for your ideas, explain the wide range of finishes inside and out to create the building you imagined. We ensure all the features you want are incorporated and suggest a few ideas that you maybe hadn’t even thought of, ensuring every penny of your budget counts and your new building is the best it can be.

Additionally, our off-site construction methods offer all the benefits of a traditional build but at a fraction of the time and cost, which clearly makes them an ideal solution for nurseries working to a tight budget or those who require a prompt turnaround.

Their installation is quick, they are cost-effective, environmentally friendly and they can be easily extended or re-sited to meet changing requirements. 

The great thing is it really doesn’t cost anymore, we just offer you a wider choice of finishes and materials.


The Benefits Modular Nursery Buildings

These adaptable modular buildings offer all the benefits of a durable and permanent structure but combined with the advantages of temporary buildings. As well as being extremely cost-effective, stimulating, and secure, there are many reasons why our modular nursery buildings are the top choice within the sector:

Minimal disruption
We recognise the significant importance of reducing disruption during learning time. Our modular nursery buildings are constructed off-site and delivered and installed at the location, meaning that we will only be on-site for a few days mitigating the potential risks – construction sites and children are clearly a situation to be avoided! Most of our school & nursery installations are scheduled for holiday periods for exactly this reason.

Rapid turnaround
With the number of placement applications growing rapidly, time is of the essence. Our portable modular buildings can be designed, delivered, and installed in just a few weeks if needs be, but our lead time is growing, reflecting the increased demand generated by recent investment, so early contact is recommended if your need for more space is urgent.

With multiple options for bespoke external building finishes such as natural wood and brick slip, you can create a completely personalised structure that blends perfectly with your surroundings or existing provision.

Portable and reusable
Unlike traditional permanent structures, our modular buildings are portable and reusable, so if your requirements change, your building can be uplifted and reinstalled elsewhere.

We can manage the entire project
We also provide a complete turnkey package to ensure the entire project is managed on your behalf, from the initial design process, right through to planning, groundworks, land scaping and utilities installation. We can handle it all so you don’t have to.


Specialist Features

With 50 years of experience serving customers in the education and early years sector, we understand just how important it is to create a safe and secure learning environment for children, which is why our buildings come equipped with a range of specialist features such as:

  • Door and window fingerguards
  • Anti-scald taps
  • Lighting proven to enhance learning
  • Electronically controlled roof skylights with automated ventilation management and rain sensors
  • Heavy-duty plasterboard for increased impact resistance and soundproofing to a 35db rating
  • We also offer specialist design packages for SEN schools & nurseries SEND considerations

Schools across the UK have applauded our durable and child-friendly modular buildings, which offer an excellent blend of cost efficiency, pupil safety and enhanced learning capabilities.


Butterflies Day Nursery Modular Building Project

We worked closely with Butterflies Day Nursery to design and build a high-quality, bespoke modular building that could facilitate a variety of educational activities.

The result was a welcoming and child-friendly 16-module space that houses a reception area, office, staffroom, kitchen, adult and children’s toilets, quiet areas, and meeting room.

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Why Work With Springfield On Your Modular School Buildings?

1. Decades Worth Of Experience In The Education Sector

You can rely on us to deliver what your school needs. Springfield has been providing the perfect solution to the endless needs of schools for over 40 years.  Schools across the UK tell us our durable and child-safe portable buildings are the perfect solution where construction time and pupil safety are of the essence. Our off-site methods offer all the benefits of a traditional build at a fraction of the cost and time. 

But you shouldn’t just just take our word for it - see what our customers say about our immaculate track record of delivering school buildings across the UK.

2. Rapid Delivery Times & Lower Costs

From nursery all the way through to higher education, we can provide you with high-quality permanent or temporary mobile classrooms to ensure your classrooms are the modern, inspiring learning environments you need.

Our offsite construction methods mean our production is not affected by the weather and we can produce multiple components of a building simultaneously. This results in your building costing a fraction of the price of a traditional build and it can be delivered in record time - the perfect short or long-term solution for schools.

3. Specialist & Bespoke School Building Finishes

You can choose a building to suit your school requirements, whatever they may be. Portable cabins are not the only building type we offer here at Springfield. Alongside our flagship cabins, we also specialise in constructing modular, jackleg, prefabricated and two-storey buildings. 

We can comply with any standards associated with your school’s building requirements as well as providing the perfect building finishes to ensure your new building blends aesthetically into its surroundings. An example of the high-quality finishes we can provide is the modular building we constructed for Broad Oak Primary School

4. One, Experienced Point of Contact

The process of opting for a portable building from Springfield couldn’t be smoother. A dedicated project manager will see your order through from start to finish. Whatever your school building needs, your dedicated project manager can provide you with a wide variety of options in terms of building types and finishes, regardless of whether you are looking to hire or purchase.

5. Pride In Workmanship

Fast turnaround time does not mean a loss of quality. Quality is our number one goal, and we endeavour to deliver a unit that is 100% right for your school - with all the advantages of off-site production and no on-site building work necessary. We want the end result to be that you have hired a complete, fully fitted out, comfortable and secure building from Springfield.

6. A Financially Stable Supplier

With over 45 years trading, we're not going to disappear overnight and we are well-versed in the unique components each building needs. Rest assured that Springfield will see your building project through - much like we have for learning establishments such as Bourne Abbey Primary Academy School, Moor Hey School (an SEN school) and Lansbury Bridge School & Sports College.

7. A Flexible, Future-Proof Solution

One of the great things about modular buildings is the flexibility - your building can be extended, reconfigured or relocated with ease. A modular school building can satisfy either a short-term need or a long-term need and be selected on a hiring or buying basis.

Buildings To Hire

When hiring a portable building there are two contract options:

  • Short-Term Hire
  • Long-Term Hire

We offer our hiring contracts based on a minimum hire period, which is the initial length of time that you choose to hire your new building for. If you decide that you would like to keep your building for longer than this, it will become a rolling contract. Simply, have a chat with us and we can create a contract suited to your requirements. 

Find out more about our hiring option here.

Buildings To Buy

Purchasing a portable classroom from Springfield offers a permanent, cost-effective solution for any school or nursery. Clients can either choose from our existing stock of buildings, or take advantage of our truly client-focussed, ‘design your own building’ service.

Find out more about our buying option here.

Useful to know

Find out more about the next steps in buying or hiring a modular building for your business by looking at the stock we currently have available and which finishes can be added to your building to create a bespoke unit. Alternatively, read some of our useful news articles in the Help & Advice category of our latest news.

Building finishes

View our extensive building finishes to see how your building can meet the needs of your business

Available stock

View the current modular buildings and portable cabins we have available to buy or hire

Help and advice

Read our useful news articles for advice on buying or hiring a modular building

Why choose Springfield


We have over 50 years’ experience in the portable building industry and know the best way to produce high-quality affordable buildings that meet everyone’s differing needs.

Made in the UK

We are proud of our buildings which are designed, sourced and built in the UK by our on-site dedicated teams.


Our on-site design and production allow us to create your building to your exact specifications - both inside and outside.


Our buildings are manufactured to last, and our building process means that there is less waste than with traditional building methods

Value for money

Our high-quality materials and production methods mean we can offer you great quality modular builds at an exceptional value.

Buy or hire

We give you the option to either buy or hire your building, depending on your needs. We also offer open-ended contracts so you can have more flexibility. 

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

Springfield Mobile Ltd
Unit 2, 12 Abbotsfield Road,
St Helens,

Tel: 01744 851958

Fax: 01744 811565

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