The Valley Nursery School Environmental Policies
We seek to improve our environmental policies and improve codes of practice.
We are committed to working in a sustainable way.
Our aim is to reduce pollution and waste:
We aim to reduce the use of energy, water and other resources;
We aim to raise awareness by educating children and the employees;
Where possible we expect similar environmental standards from our suppliers and
In order to reduce the impact of the environment, we:
Purchase environment friendly cleaning products where possible;
Use water collected by water butt for certain activities;
Have added new insulation and double glazing to reduce heating wastage;
Wash clothes on low temperatures;
Encourage parents to use bio-degradable nappies;
Conserve energy by using energy saving light bulbs;
Shut down computers and lights when not in use;
Encourage parents and staff to walk whenever possible, or use local transport/car share;
Dry washing outside;
Buy locally sourced products as well as growing our own produces on site in our new polytunnel.
Old clothes and toys are collected from the Nursery by the hospice van each term;
Old towels and sheets are re-used as cloths.
All rubbish and packaging is recycled;
Nursery uniform is encouraged to be re-used and passed on.
Vegetable waste is composted
NB. we never compost meat product and cooked food waste.
Wildlife at The Valley Nursery
We have a respect for nature and encourage the children to access our lovely environment on a daily basis. We boast a secret garden, lake area and river for pond dipping.
Commonly seen around the grounds:
Tits and Finches;
Frogs and toads;
Helping the environment