Childcare Centre | Early Childhood and Kindergarten
Child care center, kindergarten, daycare centre, early childhood development, playhouse or family child care and other equivalent names with slight differences are essential for parents to actually allocate their children to there before they are securing their heart for going to the workplace. Not every family has a maid, trust in unprofessional child takers, have retired grandparents (elderly at home, for example) or other family members in their home to take good care of their children. Furthermore, kids will have more fun when they have the chance to play around with their peers, instead of getting some video games or toys around them at home. Some might not even have siblings nor having any similar age range company available to mingle in their house. Cousin could be one of the options to have fun, but the location, hobby, schedule, gender or age group might play a role in factoring the unsuitability within the targeted objectives. Therefore, child centres should be top in the consideration list for most of the parents in the country, from Malaysia or to other parts of the world’s region.
Putting things into a better perspective, some childcare hubs combine learning, fun, baby carer services, schooling, leisure, entertainment, creative classes or other specialized skills development together and for the sake of generalization to elaborate better, we can address them as childcare centers in our article. It shall be a place that is built for the main purpose, occupying kids in a secure premise where they can spend their learning, personal development and social time together with the caregiver or in a bigger context, other peers of similar categorized (age, gender, academic class) pre-defined by the operational heads. Moreover, this venue shall be having both sheltered indoor areas as well as outdoor. Indoor can be installed with air-conditioner, heater, air purifier, protection from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, windy or raining weather while outdoor is to gain child access to fresh air, flora, fauna, outdoor playground or other activities with the bigger unobstructed area.
Usually, we can see several designs shall be inclusive within the premise for the indoor environment, from the homework or dining table, whiteboard or toy playing area, classroom setting with chairs and community gathering section where each of the designated activities pre-scheduled for the day can be executed without hassle. Windows shall be allowing natural sunlight to be penetrating into the room while ventilation of fresh-dead air exchanges should be running smoothly as well as highly secured fixtures such as grille, ironmongery, lockset, hinges to prevent intruder as well as kids getting away easily from the observation of caregivers. Safety is always the first to be made when interior design is there to plan ahead before any actual construction works or renovation of existing rooms. Some kindergarten or daycare centers will install beds for kids to take an afternoon nap when they feel tired after a long day, or taking a mid-break after lunch hour to recharge their energy before continuing their learning and fun. Anti-slippery or softened floors shall be installed for the majority of the areas too.
Outdoor activities can be as varied as indoor but yet, it will have more exposure to uncontrollable factors such as insects, harsh weather, the roughness of landscape from concrete walls, cemented pathways to the danger of foreign objects. This creates the need to emphasize on the exterior designs by consulting a lot of playground, landscape and hardscape specialists. For instance, sport flooring installers will recommend making a wide range of pavements to protect kids from being injured when they are having fun with other peers, sports or using the playground equipment. Wall shall also be furnished with another layer of soft materials to get kids to be safer when they bang with the head or other parts of the body, leg or arm. Any trees or flowers that will be planted should also be user-friendly as it has no sharp thorn or wrapped with protective plastic or foam when needed to do so. Fences shall be high enough or can be constructed with anti-climbing materials to stop kids to carry out unexpected action or outsiders to come in without getting through the guarded main entrance.