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Government has recognised the importance of early years learning with their autumn 2011 pledge to offer 15 hours free early years education to the 40 per cent most deprived two year olds. By 2014 some 260,000 two year olds will be entitled to free early years education. Local authorities in the most deprived areas have to commit to find more places.
The early years building project has a renewed urgency and this new edition addresses the key question: how can we build cheaper without compromising quality too much?
Whether making minor modifications, major improvements, or a new construction, this book will empower early years professionals to work with building professionals to create the best space for young children. It addresses the big things, but more importantly suggests the smaller features that can provide an educationally stimulating environment.
Spaces for Young Children looks at:
- why architecture is important
- a history of childcare environments
- designing space for young children
- details that enhance play
- risk and challenge within a safe environment
- the importance of outdoor play
- the process of design, procurement and construction.
Revised throughout, Spaces for Young Children includes an overview of legal compliance, consulting with children, building for communities, local involvement and achieving high quality builds with small budgets. A building can help to make children's experience of their early years care secure and inspiring. Drawing on experience from the UK and Europe, this book aims to ensure that advances in children's architecture will be well informed. Preview this publication with Google Books