Set across two Victorian townhouses in Prince's Gardens, South Kensington, the Early Years facility currently accommodates 154 children in eleven rooms and boasts its own garden and sensory room
The Early Years centre is set across two Victorian townhouses on the northside of Prince's Gardens, part of the South Kensington campus. It boasts its own private garden and has direct access to a large College-owned green space behind the building, known as the Secret Garden.
We can currently accommodate 154 children across eleven rooms. The children's rooms are fully equipped with everything they need for fun and stimulating learning experiences.
Outdoor play and fresh air are an important part of every child's day and great learning experiences in all weathers. We have a digging area, woodland area and sand pit as well as planting areas and a baby area. It is well equipped with a large climbing frame, plenty of tricycles, a tyre swing, scooters, many other accesories as well as an outdoor playhouse.
There is a relaxing and calming sensory room where children can spend time learning through their senses. All children can benefit from the sensory room, when children feel calm and relaxed thet are more receptive to learnin. It is a positive experience and their emotional wellbeing is enhanced.
There are also private spaces where parents can meet staff to discuss their child's development.
EYEC refurbshiment 2018
Imperial College is investing in the Early Years Education Centre (EYEC) at South Kensington which will improve and refurbish the facility . It will also create additional places, which will reduce the average waiting time for a place. The following College news story has more detail: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_13-10-2017-10-9-2.
As we prepare and plan for the extensive works that will take place in No.8 & 9 Princes Gardens, both internally and externally, we can now confirm that we will be temporarily relocating the EYEC very close by to building No’s.14 & 15 Princes Gardens.
The timeline for the decant and refurbishment of No.8 & 9 is as follows:
• April –June 2018: works to No.14 & 15 PG in preparation for move
• June 2018: EYEC decant from No.8 & 9 PG into temporary space in No.14 & 15 PG
• June 2018-December 2018: refurbishment of No.8 & 9 PG
• January 2019: EYEC move back into refurbished space in No.8 & 9 PG