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🌿Sustainability Policy
This policy was adopted on 26 June 2020 and will be reviewed annually

Introduction

Our environmental sustainability policy outlines our intention to encourage and increase awareness of environmental responsibilities and implement practices that contribute to a sustainable future. Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment. Environmentally sustainable practices are becoming embedded into the operations of;;Natural Nurture and involve educators, children and families in order to be successful.

Goals

Natural Nurture Nursery will ensure the environment is safe, clean and well-maintained. Children’s awareness of the environment will be promoted through daily practices, resources and interactions. Sustainable practices will be encouraged within the nursery. Staff, children and families will be encouraged to become advocates for a sustainable future.

Strategies

Natural Nurture already has the following in place;

  • Is off grid and uses wind turbines and solar panels for electricity
  • Where possible uses produce grown on the farm for lunches and snack reducing our carbon footprint
  • Has compostable toilets

Ongoing Sustainability Practices in place are;

  • We encourage staff, families and children to engage in innovative practices and appreciate the wonder of the natural world while protecting the planet for future generations.
  • Staff make sustainable practices a part of the daily routine. These include but are not limited to: Recycling, Gardening, Energy conservation, Water conservation, Sustainable equipment purchases
  • Recycling is part of everyday practice at Natural Nurture
  • Recycling containers will be provided
  • Staff role model sustainable practices
  • Staff discuss sustainable practices with the children as part of the curriculum
  • We share ideas between staff, children and families about sustainable ideas, implementation and resources. This is done through emails, FAMLY newsfeeds and conversations
  • Staff role model energy and water conservation practices by
i) Turning off lights when an area is not in use. ii) Emptying water play containers onto garden areas, iii) Aiming to purchase equipment that is eco-friendly where possible. iv) Reducing the amount of plastic and disposable equipment purchased v) Select materials that are made of natural materials and fibres
  • The concepts of ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ will become part of everyday practice for both children and staff to build lifelong attitudes towards sustainable practices
  • Children learn how to be kind to nature by helping to look after the farm animals and picking up any litter that is on the farm and putting into the recycling bins.