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Oliver Thomas Children's Centre

Oliver Thomas Nursery School, Matthews Avenue, East Ham, London, E6 6BU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include middle room, creche and a community room.
  • Comments View
    • The children's centre is attached to Oliver Thomas Nursery.

Location

  • This venue is situated in East Ham.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is West Ham.
  • The nearest underground station is East Ham.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.
  • Comments View
    • Please contact the centre for details of the event programme.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the nursery building.
  • 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 automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The powered doors are operated by reception staff after contact via the intercom.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right after the entrance gate.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Entrance Gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right after the entrance gate towards the main 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 ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located ahead after the entrance gate.
  • There is / are 3 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 the right going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Reception

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

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.

Outside Access (Access to Garden)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the creche to the garden.
  • There is not 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 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar doors from the middle room and community room.

Level Change (Access to Garden)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located after the doorway.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Accessible Changing Room (Children's Changing Room)

  • There is a child size adjustable height changing bench 120cm long.
  • A moveable privacy screen is available.

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 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately to the right after the main entrance.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 250cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 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 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is used by all adult visitors to the centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the children's changing room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard children's toilets off the creche room.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Home visits / services are available.