Strathfield Childcare Centre

Hill Street, North Strathfield

60 place child care centre and offices, $1.5 million
completed in 2006
for Youma Construction

This Child Care Centre is for 60 children ranging in ages from 0-5 years. The client is Youma Constructions, and the project includes offices for Youma Constructions. The design maximises the relationships between indoor and outdoor play areas with a linear building adjoining the outdoor play areas. A verandah creates a transitional play area between inside and outside. The play areas face North, and the verandah shades the play areas in summer while letting in winter sun.

The standards for care centres are set by the “Centre Based and Mobile Child Care Services Regulation (no.2) 1996, design guidelines provided by Best Practice Guidelines in Early Childhood Physical Environments.” This design complies with the regulations, while maximising development of the site and creating excellent internal planning and environmental design. The project reuses two existing buildings on the site, and the design details integrate these buildings into the design in an efficient and cost effective way.

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