Ashcombe Children’s Centre
GSSArchitecture designed a state-of-the-art Children’s Centre for North Somerset Council, which is one of the first in the country. The centre combines early education integrated with childcare, family support and child and family health services.
The centre includes a 34-place day care nursery, which takes children from just a few weeks old up to four years of age, while the existing 20-place sessional pre-school facility has been incorporated within the new centre. Springboard will also provide facilities for children with special needs.
Children’s Centres are a brand new development in this country. In future years, the Government is planning to have over 2,000 of these comprehensive centres, and this Centre in Weston-Super-Mare is one of the first. It is an extremely exciting project for the town, and it provides important new support facilities for both parents and their young children.