Double Green Flag victory for Knowle Green Day Nursery
After receiving a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ award in 2019 as part of the internationally-recognised Eco-Schools scheme, children and practitioners from Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines were delighted to learn they had gained the sought-after accreditation for a second time.
The accolade, which is the highest award in the programme involving 20 million students across 68 countries, has been presented to the day nursery on Yeovil Road once more, following continued exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices and learning initiatives involving children of all ages.
From babies using recycled paper from the shredder for sensory activities, to older children creating bug hotels for insect observations and growing vegetables in the garden which are then picked and used in meals by talented Nursery Chefs, there are exciting learning opportunities at every turn at Knowle Green.
Childbase Partnership Health, Safety & Environment Director, Mark Bird said;
“Holding two Green Flags is a notably rare achievement amongst the broader Eco-School Community and speaks to the diligence at those settings with regards to environmental education but also our broader leadership credentials in this field”.
The nursery also has a dedicated Eco-Committee which is made up of staff and pre-school children who monitor recycling and help ensure resources like paper aren’t wasted; taps are not left running and that knowledge about conservation is shared.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Team Leader, Hannah Willis explained;
“We are so proud of our wonderful colleagues, children and nursery families who have all worked together to ensure that we gained a second Green Flag. Respecting and protecting the environment is a key part of our commitment to give them the best possible future and we are delighted they understand why this is so important.”