Thoughtful Design With Children At The Centre Of The Learning Environment

Stage 1 of the Woodcroft College Early Learning Centre (ELC) includes featured landscaping to create 7 outdoor play areas, 2 bridges, washed aggregate walkways and a standout architectural feature stormwater swale. The Swanbury Penglase Architects design incorporates 67 new carpark spaces, complete with drop off and pick up locations for families.

Inside the new ELC, a combination of a skylight running through the middle of the building, together with open plan layout, creates an inspiring and flexible learning environment. The Nature Play Area includes shade sails, water features pooling into sandpits, a mud kitchen, fairy houses, cubby house and wooden climbing structures that create sensory play opportunities for children.

The Sarah team successfully delivered Woodcroft College a bespoke Early Learning Centre that ensures children are at the centre of the learning environment. The ELC’s thoughtfully designed outdoor areas allow exploration of the natural world, complimented by the bright indoor spaces designed for children to socialise and learn together.

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