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

contractors.

 

 

In order to reduce the impact of the environment, we:

 

Reduce:

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.

 

Re-use:

Old clothes and toys are collected from the Nursery by the hospice van each term;

Old towels and sheets are re-used as cloths.

 

 Recycle:

All rubbish and packaging is recycled;

Nursery uniform is encouraged to be re-used and passed on.

 

Compost:

Vegetable waste is composted

NB. we never compost meat product and cooked food waste.

 

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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:

Geese;

House martins;

Water boatmen;

Woodpeckers;

Heron;

Buzzards;

Dragonfly;

Pheasants;

DuckCoots;

Moorhens;

Tits and Finches;

Frogs and toads;

Hedgehogs;

Otters;

Snakes;

Badgers;

Foxes.

Kingfisher;

Bats;

Owls;

Damselfly.

 

 

Fish:

Mirror carp;

Rud;

Tench;

Eels.

 

 

 

Helping the environment

 

Trevowah Road, Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5ES - 01637 830680 - thevalleynursery@live.com - Registered Charity Number 1056855 - Ofsted 103008