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Rachel McMillan Children's Centre

McMillan Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3EH

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Introduction

  • The childrens' centre is linked to Rachel McMillan Nursery School. .
  • The facilities are accommodated in a series of separate buildings, known as 'shelters', within the grounds.
  • The centre is in Shelter 5.
  • On the ground floor is a Stay and Play room, with access to the garden, and health consultation rooms.
  • On the first floor there are meeting rooms and a training room.
  • There are accessible toilets on both floors.

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.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Deptford.
  • The venue is not 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 Deptford.
  • The nearest underground station is Cutty Sark DLR.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • 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 doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The gate is usually held open at main arrival/ departure times.

Level Change (Main Gate)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the door threshold.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • Comments View
    • There is a very small step at the threshold of about 2-4cm.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the office.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is some uneven tarmac paving leading to the door threshold.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Gate to Childrens' Centre - Shelter 5)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The slide bolt on the gate may be out of reach to some wheelchair users.

Outside Access (Childrens' Centre - Shelter 5 Ground Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Childrens' Centre - Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are child safety gates at the top and bottom of the ramp.

Outside Access (Childrens' Centre - Shelter 5 First Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Childrens' Centre - First Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the steps or lift to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading from the playground to the ramp.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift bypasses the steps to connect to the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is no internal access between the ground and first floors in Shelter 5.
    • Visitors use the external ramps and platform lift/ steps.

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 no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the first floor entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the 'Orchard' training room.
    • There is 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 good.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second, identical accessible toilet on the ground floor of the childrens' centre.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the ground floor accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • There is a further accessible toilet with baby change bench in the Family Room (see photograph on the right).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard child-size toilets on the ground floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Home visits / services are available.