Following the Scottish Government’s commitment to double spending on childcare by 2021-22, nursery chain Little Stars is one of the childcare facilities capitalising on the new level of investment.  We were called on to help Little Stars Nursery with their latest development in Central Scotland.

Client considerations

Successful childcare provider Little Stars Nursery was constructing a modern, open plan nursery in Alloa for infants, pre-school children and after school care, adding to their existing facilities in Stirling, Glasgow, Hillington and Falkirk. They wanted products for their washroom areas which were child friendly and long lasting.

Our solutions

Designed specifically for young children, our Nursery Toilet Cubicles provide the required degree of privacy, while still ensuring a child’s safety. Our Commercial team supplied Little Stars’ main infant and child washroom areas with our Lollipop Toilet Cubicle range, combining brightly coloured laminates to create fun, child-friendly facilities.

Another of our durable products, the Ancona PVC panel range, was adapted as splashbacks behind the WCs – ideal due to their completely waterproof nature.

David McCormack of King Contracts comments: "I’ve appointed Rearo in the past to help me refurbish other Little Star nurseries, so I wanted to use them for our first new build in Alloa. The wall panels perfectly complement the washroom design and the finish is worthy of a 5-star hotel. The Rearo team is efficient, professional and can deliver stock very quickly. Their materials always come complete and in immaculate condition. It's a pleasure to work with them."

Technical Specifications

The specification supplied by Rearo included:

For the main infant washroom area:

  • 7 Lollipop mini nursery cubicles, together with a bespoke vanity unit for 6 semi-recessed wash hand basins. For infants the bespoke doors are 935mm high, the vanity units are 600mm high.

 

  • There are three Nursery Toilet Cubicles in our range – The Lollipop, Ranch and Wave. These can all be fully customised and are available in MFC, HPL or 13mm Compact Grade laminates.

 

  • All Nursery Toilet Cubicles are available with standard Satin Anodised Aluminium (SAA) or Polyester Powder Coated (PPC) black ironmongery. These both feature a standard, easy to open, safety indicator bolt.

For the older children’s washroom area:

  • 3 Lollipop nursery cubicles, together with a bespoke vanity unit for 3 semi-recessed wash hand basins. The bespoke doors are 1400mm high, the vanity units are 700mm high.

 

  • Ancona Wall Panels were also specified as splashbacks behind the WCs, due to their completely waterproof nature.

Ancona Max-Fit Panels:

  • The large panel size is designed to cover one full side of a shower cubicle, a massive 2.4 square metres of wall, in one seamless, 100% waterproof, easy-fix panel. Whole walls can be clad in no time at all, as the panels are pre-formed with straight, clean push-fit tongue and groove joints.

 

  • Max-Fit panels are engineered with a strong 10mm honeycombed structure, which helps with insulation and reduces condensation. They also feature a thicker face membrane than the industry standard, making Ancona more robust and less likely to compress with impact damage than rival PVC panels. They are easy to work with at only 4.3kgs per panel and for your assurance are Class 1 fire rated and guaranteed for 10 years.