Sure Start Children’s Centres


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Inside you will find

  • An evaluation into the overall standard of Sure Start children's centres
  • Recommendations for designers in sharing best practice
  • Recommendations for government and local authorities

This will interest

  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Centre heads
  • Local authorities
  • Government officials
  • Parents

Children’s centres are crucial to the government’s 10 year strategy for childcare. The government is funding 3,500 new Sure Start children’s centres by 2010 in support of its ambitious plans to give pre-school children the best possible start.

We want centres to be accessible, welcoming, flexible, inspirational spaces. This post-occupancy evaluation by CABE for the Department of Children, Schools and Families presents the views of parents, staff and design professionals on the new facilities. 


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