Leighton Buzzard day nursery wins prestigious silver award
Cedars Day Nursery has won a prestigious Silver award for their efforts to be environmentally friendly. This coincides with the introduction of a new nursery menu which has been accredited by the Soil Association.
The Ofsted–rated ‘Outstanding’ day nursery in Mentmore Road which is well on the way to ‘zero waste to landfill’ has been focusing on waste and the impact on the environment as well as the importance of ethically sustainable healthy eating.
The children have been involved in a number of eco activities including the creating of a recycling book and research on polar climates, the wildlife and impact of weather changes as well as healthy eating.
Cedars Manager Michelle Nokes said:
“We are proud to have achieved an Eco-Schools Silver Award at Cedars. As a nursery, we want to teach children to respect the environment and the world around them. Green initiatives which get the children involved from a young age helps to embed this learning which they will hopefully keep with them for life.”
The nursery is now working on achieving the highest accolade, The Green Flag Ward. To achieve this, the nursery will be focusing on biodiversity and global citizenship using resources from The Rainforest Foundation and the WWF.
Eco-Schools aims to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people, and those connected to them, so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.