Do Parking Bollards Improve Safety at Childcare Centres?

There is an important question surrounding parking bollards for childcare centres and how they manage safety. Have you ever sat through the ‘school run’? If so, you’ll know all about the stress that comes with it. Parents and staff vie for the same parking spots allocated to the childcare centre. All of which occur in that same one-hour time frame. Not to mention the passing commuters adding to the queue as they try to navigate around the same back roads for work. A hazard to childcare safety in these centres.

Whether parents drive, walk or take public transport, they all find themselves in the heart of stress and traffic. Those on foot are faced with harrowing pedestrian crossings. Impatient and stressed drivers take dangerous risks to try and skip the line.

Those in personal vehicles or on public transport end up in the same backed-up queue. A true recipe for disaster. I personally understand this pain point vividly. As a busy mother and business owner, I experienced this time and time again. Trying to drop my own children to and from daycare, while someone popping into the shops nearby takes the school allocated parking. It’s no fun. 

It’s no wonder we have so many childcare centres calling us to help them solve this problem for their parents and children. Hoping to make their parking stress-free and seamless, using our clever automated parking bollards. There is only one question to ask.

Do bollards protect children?

The answer is yes. Parking bollards for childcare centres allow bays to be designated for specific use only. Why is that so important? Simply put, it helps maintain order in busy locations. You have done the dreaded school run, so you’ll know firsthand that childcare centres fit that description. Carpark bollards delineate clear lines between vehicle traffic and pedestrian walkways. Parking bollards also ensure that parking spots reserved for parents dropping off children, are actually used by them and not the general public. After all, parking zones that are blocked by illegally parked cars make the regular stress that much worse.

And It’s not just parents who are forced into these harrowing and stressful situations. When a school is lucky enough to have on-site parking for teachers and staff, those parking spots need to be used by those members of staff. Not by non-school drivers who want the convenience of these parking spots. It’s sadly seen all too often. Luckily, we’ve seen these issues seamlessly avoided by the installation of our parking bollards. 

Where have our car park bollards helped child safety?

Coogee Childcare Centre is an example of how useful our car park bollards are. Our bollards serve a variety of purposes. They reduce vehicle accidents, clarify where parking is or isn’t allowed, and they create a perimeter safety at points of exit and entry. Most importantly of all, our trusted parking bollards work to protect children, pedestrians, vehicles, and all members working or visiting the centre. It’s an easy and effective parking solution and has allowed for better management of school parking.  

We have fixed or collapsible bollards to clearly signal between vehicle zones and pedestrian zones, enhancing safety at schools and daycare centres. Coogee used our remote-control parking bollard APL2 to solve their parking woes. Our APL2 bollard can be controlled by remote from up to 100 meters away. It’s battery powered, and that battery lasts up to 9-12 months. After that, it’s as simple as an overnight re-charge to be good for another 9-12 months. Being waterproof and perfect for indoor and outdoor use, the APL2 was the perfect addition to Coogee’s parking bays.

However, its versatility allows it to be perfect for a wide range of industries such as commercial offices, apartment buildings, medical centres, visitor parking, hospitals, industrial sites, and more. We’re also proud to say it is the only ISO 9001 compliant remote-control folding bollard sold in Australia. 

Seeing our APL2 bollard hard at work at Coogee is a success story we want to see more of. We’ve witnessed effortless results as our car park bollard ensures that bays are reserved for the correct drivers. Whether they be parents, teachers, or other staff who work at the school. 

Does your childcare centre share these parking problems? Our car park bollards may be just what you need to solve these pain points for you.