Improving acoustics in daycare centres
Good acoustics at a daycare centre or after-school care is very important. The combination of many busy children, hard floors and walls with hygiene in mind, often leads to poor acoustics in daycare centres. Poor acoustics are often caused by too high reverberation. Acoustic solutions reduce reverberation and improve speech intelligibility. Improved acoustics make children calmer and less tired and thus promote a child's development. Acoustic challenges:
Very low reverberation time
Reduced sound level
Better speech intelligibility
Acoutics in a daycare centre
Many daycare centres are located in high monumental buildings with many hard surfaces. This does not benefit the acoustics. There are also many daycare centres where the refurbishment is often done using hard materials such as concrete and plastered walls and suspended ceilings are removed. This often underestimates acoustics, while good acoustics yields a lot:
Noise is bad for the mood. Processing stimuli costs a lot of energy in small children and they become irritated and tired more quickly.
Too much noise can lead to confusing and stressful situations or children can be overlooked. This can result in a counsellor acting less adequately and intervening incorrectly.
Good acoustics also lead to less stress and fatigue for supervisors. Ultimately resulting in less absence due to illness.
Better development of children
Less fatigue, more rest. Improved intelligibility so that the message is better received by children. All this together is positive for the development of children. Happy teachers, pupils and parents.
The best-selling solutions
For good acoustics in daycare centres
The acoustic solution must comply with modern requirements such as fire safety, impact resistance and hygiene. There are several practical and efficient solutions for improving acoustics. There are also more creative and aesthetic solutions that fit well in a child care setting. Soft and cuddly materials, without sharp edges, are often chosen.
EASY ceiling elements
EASYfabric wall panel
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Measurements of reverberation problems
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Robbert te Loeke