In a world where our way of life increasingly isolates us from the natural environment, we feel it is vital and beneficial for our children to have as much contact as possible with the wonders of the natural world.
This not only benefits children directly, exposing them to the stimulation which the natural world can offer, but, as they mature into citizens, it will help them acknowledge the importance of protecting the earth’s fragile ecosystems.
We are not saving the world since it will carry on for the foreseeable future with or without humans, animals, plants, atmosphere seas and rivers. The risk is to us, or rather our children and their future descendants. We are in serious danger of making the earth uninhabitable by our species. Therefore, our environmental policy is of huge importance and the education of our children to take care of their environment vital to their lives.
There is a need for children to become aware of their responsibilities towards the environment – to nurture resources such as water and heat. The habit of recycling materials is introduced at an early age, and one in which we hope will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
In our playing and learning activities, our children are brought into regular contact with trees and plants, animals, insects and other elements of the natural environment such as sand, soil, rocks and water.
They will become aware of the rhythms of the seasons and the elements of climate, wind, clouds and sunshine. They will marvel at the wonders of the sky, clouds, the sun, moon and stars and consider the motions of time and direction.
Our Environmental Mission
In our operation of the nursery our environmental task is to reduce our impact on the world around us and its populations through the use of the building, our choice of suppliers and our knowledge as to what things are made of and where they are sourced.
As a company we strive to recycle wherever possible, use products that have limited impact on the environment.
Suppliers and Materials
Suppliers are checked for their environmental credentials and we ensure that hard woods are sustainably farmed and that we are not contributing to the depletion of the rainforests. We check that manufacturing processes meet the required standards.
When sourcing consumables, soaps, creams etc. we check that there are no synthetic colourings and preservatives which could cause a reaction.
By buying fresh food we minimize the use of packaging, but some is unavoidable.
We recycle packaging and other materials wherever possible.
We work to minimize waste and encourage children to be aware of conservation.
We are working with Klean Kanteen who provided us with the stainless-steel drinks containers which are given to your child. Therefore, your child will have access to water all day in an environmentally friendly container and get used to drinking from a bottle which is not discarded, doesn’t need to be collected and recycled.
Klean Kanteen® is a family-owned company on a mission. We introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because we wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles.
Today, as a certified B Corporation, we not only create the highest quality reusable products on the planet, we work hard to bring benefit to the people and places we touch—and we do everything we can to keep single-use waste from trashing the world.
We are keen to encourage walk to work, cycling, car share and we have installed an electric car charge at the nursery.