The premises in which an early years provision is based will play a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. Premises should be safe and comfortable and promote children’s physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

All early years premises must be appropriate for use by young children with a suitable outside play area, a quiet area and sleep area for babies and toddlers, a kitchen, and suitable changing and toileting facilities.

This topic covers legal requirements relating to the heating, ventilation, humidity and lighting of a workplace. Further information about the efficient running of these systems can be found in the Energy Management topic.

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