How modular nursery buildings could help meet extra demand

Date: 17/11/2016     Category: School and Nursery Classrooms     Tags: Cost Effective Building, Modular Buildings

Following the government’s pledge to offer 30 hours of free childcare, many nurseries are gearing up for unprecedented demand for their services from September 2017, when the new entitlement kicks in. If you will need more space to accommodate an influx of new children in 2017, modular nursery buildings could be the ideal solution.

Extra space for more children

Modular nursery buildings: Roxton Lower SchoolIf you are beginning to prepare for the predicted rise in demand for your nursery, you might be considering an extension of your existing premises, or even a move to larger accommodation. A modular classroom is an easier and cheaper option than either of these, providing the space and facilities you need at a price that’s right.

Modular buildings are a popular choice for many schools and nurseries, offering a flexible way to create extra classroom space. More durable and comfortable than temporary classrooms, modular buildings are crafted from high-quality, sustainable materials and have an expected lifespan of 50 years. You can read more about modular buildings here.

Practical considerations

Practicalities like price and lead time are important considerations for any nursery. With a deadline that’s less than a year away, the speed of implementation is particularly vital. So it’s good to know that modular nursery buildings are cost-effective and quick to install.

Price wise, they range from around £33,000 for a small building, up to £85,000 for a large KS1 classroom. (You can find out more about Green Modular’s range of different products and prices on our Education product page).
Pre-fabricated off-site, their installation does not involve months of noisy building work; our modular classrooms are typically built and ready to use within 3-6 weeks.

Child-friendly features

Modular nursery buildings: Fawood Within a nursery it’s important to have certain features and fittings as standard, such as accessible entrances and child-sized sinks and toilets. Modular nursery buildings are tailor made to cater for the needs of pre-school aged children and can be purpose built to include:

  • Easy, step free, pushchair-friendly access
  • Dedicated storage space for coats and bags
  • Sliding or folding doors that open up to the environment and provide lots of natural light
  • Toilets and/or washing facilities
  • Bright interiors

Because our modular buildings are bespoke, we can help you to design a nursery building that meets all of your particular requirements.

Case studies

Modular nursery building at Fawood Children's CentreIf you’d like to see what might be possible for your nursery, check out some of the modular nursery buildings that we have constructed.

Roxton Lower School in Bedfordshire needed a modular preschool classroom to be built within the grounds of the school, without disrupting day-to-day school life. They were delighted with the “lovely addition to our school”.

At Fawood Children’s Centre in Stonebridge, we built a modular classroom with a difference. Check out our video to see it in action!

Contact us

As you’ll see from our case studies, modular nursery buildings can be designed and built with very different features, depending on your needs. If you’re interested and would like to find out more, contact us on 01923 205090 for a free consultation.

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