About Us

  • Mid Annandale Playcare is a non profit making, purpose built childcare facility.

    M.A.P is a voluntary organisation managed by a maximum of 12 Directors. All families / carers registered with Mid Annandale Playcare are members, directors can be appointed from this membership by election or co-opted from the community in order to widen skills base and interest.

    We are registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide a care service to a maximum of: 86 children under 16 years of age, of whom: – 24 children may be under 3 years old,
    of whom no more than 9 may be under two years old, and 62 children from 3 years upwards. The facility has the provisions to accept children with additional support needs, provided adequate staffing support and funding can be received. 

    A security system is in operation and fitted with activators to external doors.  There is C.C.T.V. protection in all playrooms, hallways, the external play area and front door.  A door access intercom system is fitted at main entrance with activation from the office and each of the four play areas.  There is sufficient parking and drop off along with safe access from the facility.  The facility has safe access for pedestrians along with a level access throughout the building, wide doors with vision panels, finger guards and easy operated lever handles with delayed action closures and non slip floor finishes.

  • The facility also has the following provisions:

    • There is a sensory room/Library which allows us to accommodate children with additional support needs. We also use the sensory room for small groups, story time, quiet time.
    • Kitchen and dining area is used for snacks, lunches and teas. We use the kitchen for baking activities and messy play activities as well.
    • Adequate toilets joined to the playrooms which are child size, all hand wash basins are child height for easy access. Toilet areas are sensory lighting saving electricity.
    • Dedicated sleep room containing ‘evacuation cots’ for fire drill purposes. The sleep room has a viewing panel and listening device. The lower part of the playroom walls are white boards and are used to record sleeps etc.
    • Nappy changing room which is accessible from the daycare playroom.
    • Internal space for parking prams and buggies
    • Manager’s office with viewing panel into daycare room.
    • Cloaks hall with named pegs for child’s belongings.
    • The Training room is used for non contact time for staff, training workshops, meetings – committee, staff, social services, cluster, educational. Baby massage, baby toddler, deaf aid are among the groups that use the room which can be cleared of furniture or set up with table and chairs. Out of school care use the room for homework and film shows, other provisions use the room to do small group time, heuristic play etc. 
    • Our Soundproof interview room can be used for supervised parental access, interviews, deaf aid meetings, small group time, confidential meetings.
    • Soft play / physical recreational area. The lower part of soft play can be used for activities or quiet time.
    • The outdoor rubberised play area is an extension of the playroom and easily accessed by the children. Christopher’s Garden is used for stories and group times. Children enjoy helping plant flowers, vegetables and herbs in our garden plots.
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