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Space to Grow - Design guidance for early learning and childcare and out of school care services

DescriptionThis guidance is designed to maximise positive experiences for children and improve the quality of care and learning by helping to make ELC and OSC services the best they can be in terms of design. The guidance will act as a tool for providers, planners and architects when planning new and/or refurbishing existing early learning and childcare and out of school care services.
ISBN9781788510127
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 30, 2017

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ISBN 978 1 78851 012 7 (web only publication)
PPDAS 265698

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Contents

Foreword
Ministerial Foreword
Care Inspectorate Foreword

Introduction

Purpose of the Guidance

Section One: Example Case Studies
Use of existing assets (existing facilities/buildings)
Extension to existing accommodation
Use of outdoor space
Use of mezzanine areas
New builds
Use of modular builds
Use of modular/off site construction

Section Two: A Positive Environment - Guidance
Location and Entrance
Space for Children
Staff, Parents and the Community
Heating, Lighting, Noise and Sustainability
Hand Hygiene
Toilets
Changing Facilities
Kitchen and Food Preparation
Laundry and Utility Provision
Storage

Consultation with Agencies and Regulatory Bodies

References

Acknowledgements

Appendix 1: Good Design: Summary of Environment Input Standards