Our Sustainable Curriculum
Children lead our curriculum we base it on their interests and the sustainable environment that we provide. Our child centred curriculum intelligently threads the EYFS Areas of Learning and principles through our environmental and sustainable ethos. Children become interested in finding solutions regarding energy, climate, water, and biodiversity, we teach children that they can have a huge positive impact on the health and well-being of our planet and the creatures that inhabit it.
Our Nature Plot
Our Nature Plot is truly special. Our children visit the plot regularly and spend precious time outdoors in a safe but exciting environment. They learn real gardening skills, see wildlife, grow their own food, study bugs, frogs, birds and much more. They go on adventures and do natural activities in and out of our outdoor classroom. The plot is inspiring in all seasons and provides wonderfully calm and uniquely rich learning experiences for everyone.
As a setting we are as sustainable as possible and include the children in this as much as possible. We have eradicated plastic almost entirely and our carbon footprint greatly reduced and we are improving all the time. Just some aspects of our sustainability include a family recycling area, glass returnable milk bottles, washable nappies, making or buying used furniture, using mineral sun cream, energy efficient lighting and renewable power.
We will give you a warm welcome at Young Friends Nature Nursery. We are really proud of all that we have achieved and the national recognition that we have received. All aspects of sustainability are intertwined and form the basis of everything that we do. We have created our very own environmentally aware child centred curriculum and the benefits to our children are crystal clear. Talk to any of our pre-schoolers about biodiversity, gardening, seasons and looking after the planet and its creatures and you’ll be amazed at their knowledge and desire to help save the earth and we are pretty sure one day they will!