The Infants' Home

The Infants Home has been dedicated to childcare services for over 137 years. The brief for this project reflected the client’s dynamic, innovative and integrated approach to early childhood education based on many years of experience and wisdom.

The key task was to create a playful, challenging and stimulating outdoor play areas where the children could re-connect with nature. Our collaboration resulted in a nurturing and supportive environment where children with all abilities will feel safe and at home. Through the use of natural elements and layering of outdoor rooms, our design provides a balance between reflective and busy places. Children will find quiet hammock areas, special toddler crawling places and playhouses, bridges and balancing elements, a 'Beach Hut' or sandy bay, or the opportunity to play hide and seek through the trees. A varied and wholesome play experience! 

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Project

The Infants' Home

Location

Ashfield

Client

The Infants Home
Budget $ 300 000

Completion

Stage 1 completed in July 2013

Key Consultants

Umbaco Landscape Architects
NBRS + Partners
Contractors : Quasar / Profile Landscapes / Timber Creations / At Play / Moduplay