Ambler Children's Centre

Ambler Primary School, Blackstock Road, Islington, London N4 2DR

020 7359 7628

childrenscentre@ambler.islington.sch.uk

www.amblerchildrenscentre.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Ambler Children's Centre is set in the grounds of Ambler Primary School, at the northern end of Blackstock Road, near Finsbury Park.

  • Access to Ambler Children’s Centre is via its own entrance on Romilly Road, at the rear of the property.

  • The Children's Centre provides day care integrated with early education for children aged 6 months to 5 years, all the way to the end of reception class.

  • Term-time only places are also available.

  • Being part of a primary school ensures smooth transitions for our children who need not move provision from 6 months to 11 years.

  • In addition, Ambler Children's Centre provides family support, health services and activities to enhance wellbeing, such as yoga and aerobics (the latter with a crèche).

  • Our Stay and Plays run throughout the week, providing for children under 18 months separately.

  • Baby signing and song and rhyme sessions happen within the Stay and Plays. Please call for details.

  • As a result of sharing space and resources with the school, we are able to offer ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes with a crèche.

  • Ambler also hosts monthly meetings for deaf parents and is introducing a similar session for lone parents.

  • Ambler is a welcoming community with something for all families.

  • 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.

  • The centre is open on saturdays for Stay and Play sessions.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the borough.

  • This venue is situated in Islington.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest mainline station is Finsbury Park Station.

  • The nearest underground station is Finsbury Park Station.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located along Blackstock Road.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The on street parking bays are for about 8 cars.

  • Parking requires pay and display.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off Romilly Road, at the rear of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The bell is 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 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is no access to the Childrens Centre from Blackstock Road.

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  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the entrance.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 210cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in) high.

  • 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).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents are available 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.

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Home visits / services are available.