The project was jointly funded by Trafford Council and the Big Life Company, whose ethos is ‘opportunity for all’ . The nursery provides child care for 100 children up to the age of 7 years old. The main reception area is a double height space from which child care facilities are accessed. An adjacent corridor with ‘child-height’ linear windows act as an acoustic buffer zone between the main road and childcare rooms. Bright colours highlight the main entrance and the elevation overlooking the playground. The design of fenestration to the child care areas optimises natural daylight penetration whilst preventing excessive solar heat gain in the summer.