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Explore Learning - Sidcup

Units 2-3 The Fold, Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7AE

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Introduction

  • Explore Learning is a tutorial centre for children age 5 - 14 of all abilities.
  • Totorial sessions start at 15.00 on weekdays, and 10.00 at weekends.
  • Opening hours on bank holidays and during school holidays will vary.
  • Please check the centre website for further details.

Opening Times (Office Hours)

  • Monday 11:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Sidcup Station.
    • The car park is located off Station Road.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • Car park websitehttp://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/london-borough-of-bexley/sidcup-station.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on the road outside the venue.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is generally a moderate slope on the pavement in the area of this venue.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The children pass through a staff-controlled gate in the reception counter to enter the teaching area.
    • The gate is 85cm wide.

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.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the chairs are height adjustable.
    • Coloured keyboard and screen overlays are available for children with dyslexia.
    • Accessible computer equipment (large button keyboard etc) is available by prior arrangement.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the far end of the teaching area, on the right.
    • There is level access to the 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 normally on duty.