Fitout Guidelines for Early Learning and Care Settings
We have been involved in a number of creche fitouts for companies such as Safari Childcare and Play Together Childcare, following the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care Settings.
The Guidelines provide a framework for the design of early learning and care settings to make childcare settings accessible to all children. The guidelines cover a wide range of design elements, from the layout of the physical space to the selection of materials, furniture, and equipment.
Here are 5 key factors included in the guidelines which are particularly important.
The guidelines emphasize the importance of making childcare settings accessible to children with disabilities, ensuring that they can participate fully in all activities. When completing a project, it is important to consider the design features that can enhance accessibility, such as ramps, handrails, and accessible bathrooms.
The guidelines recommend that childcare settings are designed to be inclusive of children from all backgrounds and abilities. This can be achieved through the use of color, texture, and lighting, as well as the layout of furniture and equipment. We discuss with clients the importance of inclusive design and the specific design features that can help create an inclusive environment.
The guidelines emphasize the importance of safety in childcare settings, particularly for young children who may be more prone to accidents. We have extensive knowledge of all safety requirements for childcare settings, such as the need for non-slip floors, safe furniture, and secure storage for hazardous materials.
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Creighan Contracts are trusted specialists in childcare and creche fitout. If you’re in the process of setting up a new creche or considering renovating or refurbishing your existing space, contact us so we can help you put your vision in motion.