Centre for the Child, Family and Society
Opened in March 2011, the Centre for the Child, Family and Society at Glyndŵr University was commissioned by the Welsh Government to transform the childcare agenda in Wales.
The Centre is based on a Scandinavian concept and allows those working in the field of child development to hone their skills in both an academic and practical manner and provide an excellent facility for educational research activities.
The work done at the centre is constantly shaped by the latest knowledge and ideas. The centre is at once a working nursery, a home for research which responds to national and international policy agendas and a flagship site for best practice in childcare in Wales.
The centre is based on an integrated approach to child development and therefore includes a wide variety of specialisms such as health, nutrition, child psychology, exercise and education.
The building itself has facilities for babies, toddlers and pre-school children including inside and outside play areas, sleep rooms, and a sensory room as well as seminar and observation rooms.
Our bespoke sensory room is used to aid the development of children with disabilities and additional needs. The room helps take away the distractions of the outside world and uses music, colours and shapes to stimulate or de-stress.
Our observation rooms allow students to observe and monitor behaviour without impacting or encroaching directly into a child’s environment.