Appendix 1: Good Design: Guidance On Environment Input Standards
The Scottish Government has responded to comments from providers and planners, who requested a list of key principles for all early learning and child care and out of school care settings.
Current Care Inspectorate Expectations:
- For children under two years - a minimum of 3.7 square metres, per child
- For children aged two years to under three years - a minimum of 2.8 square meters, per child
- For children aged three and over - a minimum of 2.3 square meters, per child.
Natural light should be available within playrooms used by children.
Number of toilets
For children aged over two years, one w.c. for every 10 children, or part thereof, not less than four. For example a service registered for 34 children, three toilets would be sufficient. A service registered for 35 children four toilets should be provided.
Outdoor play space
Children should have access to suitable, safe outdoor space adjacent to the accommodation.
Email: Jeff Maguire, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House