SUSTAINABILITY

As explained in Early Childhood Australia's Environmental Sustainability Policy (Unpub final draft, p2),
"The aim of education for sustabilitity is to promote a sense of responsibility, respect, empowerment, active participation, enquiry and social change".
Our sustainable outdoor environment includes elements such as:
  • Safe and easy access from indoors,
       encouraging open indoor-outdoor flow
  • Large spaces with a variety of activities
       which children require for healthy development outdoors
  • A large grassy central space where children can run freely
  • Various areas each supporting a different activity e.g. separate active and quiet play spaces
  • Flexible play equipment with an emphasis on recycled items and natural materials (e.g. wood and stone) and loose, movable materials that children can manipulate, e.g. milk crates, ladders etc).
  • Plants used in creative ways e.g. tree climbing and hiding
  • Scented and flowering plants that encourage birds, butterflies and other insects
  • Areas of garden where our children and families can grow and collect food for snacks, lunch and cooking e.g. herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and fresh free-range eggs
  • Areas for digging in sand and bare earth with props that can be used for imaginative play
  • Special features such as creek beds, frog pond, chickens, guinea pigs, fairy garden and boat area
  • Areas for dealing with organic waste e.g, our worm farm, water tank, compost, food scrap bins, paper and waste recycling
  • Implemented strategies such as water saving, green cleaning and where possible envionmental grants applied for
FRESH ORGANIC CHICKEN EGGS 

50C EACH

​

ORGANIC WORM WEE

$3 PER CONTAINER

 

FRESH ORGANIC HERBS

GOLD COIN DONATION