Does your childcare business need a modular nursery building?
It is widely considered that early years education plays a vital role in our children’s development. Nursery education helps develop children to be ready for school, and life in general, by teaching them skills in personal responsibility, relationship building and getting them used to routines. They are also taught levels of numeracy and literacy, which gives them that head start for when they start school.
Providing children and staff with a suitable environment for learning is imperative to make the most of their time at nursery, and finding suitable premises is vital to achieving that.
What are the benefits of a modular nursery building?
You might be thinking about setting up a new nursery, moving premises or even expanding your existing site; either way, a modular building might be the right choice.
There are a lot of considerations when looking for the right building for your nursery. Some of those will include the following:
- Location – you’ll want to think about being near residential areas or close to businesses for new clients. Another consideration is being close to schools and having adequate parking or transport links to enable people to get to the nursery easily.
- Facilities – you’ll have to consider suitable access for the physically disabled. Consider whether you have enough storage space for equipment and if there are enough toilets and wash basins. Then it is important to consider access to outdoor play areas.
- Safety and hygiene
- Running costs and efficiency.
It is important to remember that if you plan to apply for Free Early Education Entitlement, the DfE will require your nursery to meet specific criteria. So, a modular building from Portable Building Sales could be the answer that you are looking for. There are many benefits to using a modular building for your nursery provision.
You may be struggling to find an existing building that meets all of the requirements that you are looking for or for the Early Years Statutory Framework as set out by the Department for Education (DfE). With a modular building, you have the versatility and flexibility to design the space as you need it. In addition, you can have control over the facilities and how much space you need.
It is interesting to know that the EYFS (Early Years Statutory Framework) dictates how much space should be provided per child depending on their age, so you’ll need to check this out when considering what size of building you need.
Outdoor play is vital to a child’s development and is one of the criteria within the EYFS. However, finding suitable outside learning space can be difficult, whereas investing in a modular building means you can plan your site to have all the space you need.
A modular building is an environmentally friendly and sustainable option to a traditional building, so you can find that a local authority will look favourably on this type of building when you are looking for planning permission.
Particularly with the current energy situation, finding an efficient solution to running costs has become a top priority for many businesses. Our modular buildings are constructed to the highest standards with top-grade insulation, providing an energy-efficient building. Keeping children and staff in a comfortable environment also helps with productivity and is conducive to an effective learning environment.
You’ll also find that modular buildings can be around 50% cheaper than a traditional build, therefore saving you money, and they are easily maintained. In addition, because they are constructed off-site, there is less time required for groundwork, which saves you time and money.
How to find modular nursery buildings for sale
Once you have considered all the options available to you and decided to go down the modular building route for your nursery, there are a few options available to you.
Firstly, you can choose between a brand-new building or you can go with a used model. A used building will provide a cost-effective solution and has a certain level of versatility, still allowing you to make some adjustments to the layout and fittings. A used building might be a great choice if you want to expand existing facilities or if budget is a significant consideration. However, purchasing a new modular building gives you much more control over your space. With a new building, you can dictate the layout and fixtures to your exact requirements.
You’ll find a lot of advice online regarding finding and choosing a modular building that will work for you. Portable Building Sales have a wide range of new and used buildings available, so you should be able to find something that suits your needs.
Why choose Portable Building Sales?
When you have decided to purchase a modular building for your nursery, you can speak to the specialist team at Portable Building Sales, who can guide you through the whole process. Our experience and high-quality buildings provide you with a high level of versatility and reliability, which gives you the peace of mind that you’re getting a space that works for you and your customers.
If you have any questions or need further advice, please get in touch with our experienced team, who will be more than happy to help you.