What is required of manufacturer and product?
The manufacturer must ensure that the products he wishes to have accredited are already safety-approved. Excellent play can only certify products that are approved as safe.
The manufacturer must submit three complete samples of the product to be accredited. Samples will not be returned.
The accreditation process
The product is assessed at two of the described test centres, which are carefully selected in accordance with an accurate assessment of the age group, to which the product appeals, etc.
The assessment involves groups of children using the product on several separate occasions as part of ordinary daily life and in line with predetermined test standards and procedures.
When the test centre has completed the process and registered observations, Excellent play examines the material collected and makes its assessment and conclusions in relation to a number of parameters, including the 10 Knowledge Wheel competences.
If Excellent play's conclusion is positive, the product receives a certificate stating which of these competences/wisdoms (up to three) are represented most strongly.
Some products may undergo the full accreditation process and still not qualify for accreditation. Such products will not be awarded a certificate.
In addition to the certificate, the manufacturer can choose to order detailed reports including recommendations for improvement. (To learn more about supplementary reports, see Services)