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Eglinton Children's Centre

Paget Rise, Woolwich, London, SE18 3PY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a training room, crèche, stay and play, and a toy library.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Bluebell building annex containing a training/meeting room.
  • Comments View
    • The children's centre is part of Eglinton Primary School and Early Years Centre and shares some of its facilities.
    • The centre is sometimes open on Saturdays for programmed events.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The centre may also be open outside these times for special events.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Woolwich.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Woolwich Arsenal.
  • Comments View
    • Woolwich Arsenal station serves mainline rail and DLR services.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (School and Children's Centre Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Paget Rise.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The school entrance is straight ahead from this gate and the children's centre to the right.

Outside Access (Children's Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right after the entrance gate.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance gate and leading to the children's centre entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Outside Access (Bluebell Centre - Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Whitworth Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The Bluebell Centre is mainly used as a base for health visitors.

Level Change (Bluebell Centre - Entrance Gate)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Outside Access (Bluebell Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope up on the path immediately outside the annex entrance door.

Outside Access (Access to Garden)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • The outdoor play areas are mostly artificial grass with some tarmac areas.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the children's centre entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception is a display unit with a signing in book.
    • The administration staff office is directly opposite the main entrance, near to the reception.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played at various times.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 stay and play/creche rooms/training rooms available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the children's centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the school dining hall. This is through the door to the left from the children's centre entrance, then to the left of the school reception.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 190cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the facility.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short section of the ramp which does not have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets that were surveyed are located off the family room.
    • The unisex toilet(s) is/are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the children's centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located off the family room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There is a standard unisex toilet on the ground floor of the Bluebell building.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.