Since 1985, the Calvados region departmental nursery has welcomed children ranging in age from just a few months to six years old who, for one reason or another, have not been able to remain with their families. Every year, it welcomes some 60 children in great difficulty who have temporarily been placed with the Département within the terms of its mission which is to protect children in danger.
The intention of this temporary reception area is to protect children suffering from complex or dangerous family situations with the aim of subsequently offering them a lasting solution adapted to their specific needs.
Installed for the past 37 years on Rue d’Auge in Caen, a setting that had become somewhat outdated and obsolete, the structure which is managed by the Maison Départementale de l’Enfance et de la Famille du Calvados (MDEFC), needed to be relocated in new premises.
Located in Fleury-sur-Orne, just outside Caen, the Pouponnière (nursery) covers an area of 2,650 m2. The functional requirements of the various entities led to the surface being distributed over three buildings:
+a technical containing the workshops
+a logistical building that 9 on one side contains the administrative departments,
medical services and parental reception services and, on
the other, the laundry and dining services
+a building grouping together the children’s living areas.