Edwinstowe Day Nursery earns international environment award
Edwinstowe Day Nursery children in Cambridge have taken outdoor play and learning to a new level and won the prestigious international Eco-Schools Silver Award for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation.
Creating wildlife habitats, planting in the garden and crafting from recycled materials are just some of the popular activities at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery in Chaucer Road, which is powered by energy from renewable sources and diverts all its waste away from landfill.
Edwinstowe Day Nursery Manager, Clare Grave, congratulated her young Eco-warriors and staff team on their achievement in the scheme involving millions of school children across 64 countries.
“Respecting and protecting the environment is an important part of our commitment to give our children the best possible future, but outside play, which is essential for healthy development, delivers so much more than just awareness of the natural world,” she said.
“Growing herbs and vegetables provides an introduction to simple maths, science, and the importance of good nutrition, and large scale imaginative and multi-sensory activities and exercise helps them develop their problem solving and social skills,” she added.
After focusing on the topics of biodiversity and recycling, children will next look at healthy living, which coincides with the nurseries ‘Food for Life’ award for its ‘salt and added sugar-free’ home cooked meals; the use of quality, ethically sourced ingredients and teaching on the importance of good nutrition.