We think traditional, single-purpose childcare centres are on the way out.
For a child to really be prepared for school and the years beyond, they need more than just supervision while they play. They need opportunities to learn academically, develop physically, and socialise in a variety of ways. Through clever use of architecture, we believe any childcare centre can deliver this full experience to the children.
How? Find out below!
It’s All About Architecture
The design of a building is key to determining what a property owner can achieve – and what they can deliver to their guests (in this case, their very young guests!). With careful planning and a clear vision, any new or existing childcare centre can be constructed or renovated to really make the most of its available space.
A current trend we have noticed is ‘day care centres’ morphing into ‘destination centres’. The kids at these innovative centres don’t just get toys to play with and a story at nap time. Depending on the specific facilities, their day might include learning to swim, getting a haircut, watching educational videos, or even playing tennis. Some centres are also adding small coffee shops for parents.
Clearly, the standard definition of a ‘childcare centre’ is in the middle of an exciting transformation.
Our Fitness-Focused Client
Of course, the way a centre is designed and built will depend a lot on what the centre’s owner views as being important – both to themselves and the parents who rely on the centre. One centre might emphasise academic learning by turning a large common area into three or four subject-specific tutorial rooms. Meanwhile, another centre might include hairdressing services and a café to make life easier for parents.
One of our favourite clients decided encouraging positive health and fitness was one of the benefits they wanted to offer to the children of their centre. How did they do this? By hiring us to assist with developing their centre to include a tennis court, handball courts, a running track, and a multi-purpose court for basketball, netball and soccer. We think it’s awesome to see happy youngsters bouncing a basketball when we visit the centre!
This is just one example of the fantastic accomplishments that modern childcare centres are achieving through intelligent architecture and building design. If you think your property or building could be improved with our professional services too, please get in touch with us.
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