There was cause for celebration at Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham as proud children and colleagues learnt that they had received another prestigious eco-accreditation.
After scooping a ‘Green Flag’ with distinction as part of the international Eco-Schools programme last year, children from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day setting on Pennypot Lane were delighted to earn the top award for the third year running, following a sustained environmental project and curriculum of ‘green’ topics, involving children of all ages.
The accolade, which is the highest achievement in the international programme, recognises sustainable initiatives in nursery, which include growing vegetables, creating habitats for wildlife, crafting with natural and recycled materials, litter picking sessions and more.
Pennypot also has its own dedicated Eco-Committee, which is led by devoted Eco-Representative, Melanie Sponder and made up of a number of Pre-School children who take a lead role in ensuring the rest of nursery is environmentally considerate by ensuring resources like paper aren’t wasted, taps are not left running and that knowledge is shared.
Pennypot Day Nursery Manager, Carol McDonough explained;
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive the Green Flag with distinction for the third year in a row, Melanie and the children have worked so hard to maintain this standard and the award is a testament to that. The eco-activities are hugely popular and provide so many rich learning opportunities, all whilst nurturing and improving the environment around us.”
Childbase Partnership has recently been named ‘Early Years Provider of the Year’ by Keep Britain Tidy for earning the Eco-Schools ‘Green Flag’ award in every single nursery setting, a record-breaking sector first, which recognises exceptional environmental awareness efforts.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200