The « cabane aux bruyères » (the heather hut) : an eco-built company day-nursery

France Bretagne
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Short presentation

The “heather cabin”, an eco-built inter-company crèche, can welcome up to 40 children.


- To respond to the economic and demographic development of the territory in the activity zone in Plouedern.
- To opt for a low-carbon construction method

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Resulting from a partnership between the community of communes of the country of Landerneau Daoulas and the community of communes of the country of Lesneven Coast of legends, the company day-nursery "the heathers hut" is managed, by delegation of public service, by the Don Bosco Association.

Target audience:
- 40 children, aged between 3 months to 4 years-old

Actions implemented

Construction of a 720 m² nursery that can accommodate 40 children. There are motor skills and water activities rooms, a garden and a space reserved for parents.

The nursery has a capacity of 40 places, which is equivalent to 90 to 100 children from 3 months to 4 years, per year on a time range of 59 hours (7:15 / 19h - 5 days / week).

Day nursery's leaflet :

Human resources and partners

Construction : CC Pays Landerneau Daoulas, Lesneven Pays des Légendes, État, CAF, Région, Conseil Dept 29, Emprunt (CCPLD)

Management :
15 FTEs (educators, facilitators, nurse, director, service agents ...)
The association Don Bosco is a manager (through a delegation of public service), through its SCIC In childhood games which manages its early childhood center. She pays a rent to the CCPLD, covering the loan contracted by it.

Other information

Project's start year : 2010

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

Sheet produced by the Bruded network (exchange network of local sustainable development experiences between communities).


CC Pays de Landerneau Daoulas (CCPLD), with the association Don Bosco (Public structure )
Maison des services publics
29208 Landerneau
02 98 21 37 67
Contact : president of CC