At the Centre we encourage “sustainability”. This theme is developed in many aspects of our programming and within our work practices. We are committed to protecting our environment to ensure a sustainable future for our children. Learning about sustainability starts with everyday practice. Babies and toddlers can begin by watching adults model these behaviours. They may learn through song or rhyme as educators verbalise what they are doing. Children over three can begin to reason why practices are needed and to understand the impact that their actions have on the planet. Sustainable practices are embedded in the children’s daily routine and in their day-to-day activities, these include:
- Using recyclable materials where possible.
- Encouraging children to use half flush on the toilets,
- Encouraging children to turn the water off when they have washed their hands,
- Educating children on caring for plants and our waterways i.e. recycling water etc