Guardian Childcare & Education

Greener Futures at The Pavilion in Sydney’s CBD

17th July 2018

Two children watering garden

When Sydney childcare centre, The Pavilion reopened earlier in the year, it was decided that sustainability should not only be embedded in the program, but be a core component of their philosophy, values and curriculum. And so far, everyone at the centre is getting on board with it!

Educator Erin Freeburn says they are rethinking waste at The Pavilion Early Learning Centre and are looking for ways they can support families to as well. Firstly, they made the decision to not use single use cling wrap and have opted for long lasting, reusable containers to store foodstuffs and items around the centre. Going even further, the centre is reducing the use of single use plastic nappy bags and have introduced wet bags for families to transport wet or soiled clothes home safely.

Out in the garden they have planted native plants such as Pig’s Face and have started to focus on their edible garden. Erin says they are paying attention to seasonal planting and harvesting calendars and embedding this knowledge into their programs for children and families. They can’t wait to try some of the herbs and veggies that (hopefully!) grow in the garden!

Two children near plant

“We have documentation panels installed in our indoor spaces to enable us to display children, educators and families work, ideas and contributions without always having to use lamination,” says Erin. “We have also begun to use upcycled items to display documentation such as wooden coat hangers to reduce items going to landfill and using more plastic coverings.”

Having a more sustainable approach to daily life has also become a focus for the educators at the centre. They’re using their reusable coffee cups and are bringing in their own lunch without plastic cling wrap, holding each other accountable in their use of single use plastics.

“We want to ‘be the change we wish to see in the world’,” says Erin.

Learn more about The Pavilion Early Learning Centre

This newly reopened childcare centre in the heart of the CBD offers high quality education for young children. To find out more or to book yourself in for a tour at this friendly and sustainable centre, head here.


Top Recent Articles


guardian munro street

A Word from our Teachers: Jess Armitt (Guardian Munro St)

guardian paradise

A word from our Teachers: Emma Crescitelli (Guardian Paradise)

Lizards early learning centre in Brisbane's new yard

Expert Tips: Returning to Childcare Post-COVID

babies learn from birth

Podcast: Babies Learn from Birth

Children playing in Guardian Marsfield

Indoor Activities for Children this Summer

Archives


2020

  • November 2020 (8)
  • October 2020 (6)
  • September 2020 (6)
  • July 2020 (1)
  • June 2020 (1)
  • May 2020 (10)
  • April 2020 (22)
  • March 2020 (22)
  • February 2020 (19)
  • January 2020 (19)
  • 2019

  • December 2019 (21)
  • November 2019 (17)
  • October 2019 (26)
  • September 2019 (32)
  • August 2019 (38)
  • July 2019 (26)
  • June 2019 (10)
  • May 2019 (1)
  • January 2019 (1)
  • 2018

  • December 2018 (2)
  • November 2018 (3)
  • October 2018 (4)
  • September 2018 (6)
  • August 2018 (4)
  • July 2018 (9)
  • June 2018 (9)
  • May 2018 (7)
  • April 2018 (6)
  • March 2018 (8)
  • February 2018 (6)
  • January 2018 (9)
  • 2017

  • December 2017 (10)
  • November 2017 (13)
  • October 2017 (10)
  • September 2017 (13)
  • August 2017 (15)
  • July 2017 (14)
  • June 2017 (15)
  • May 2017 (23)
  • April 2017 (17)
  • March 2017 (28)
  • February 2017 (21)
  • January 2017 (5)
  • 2016

  • December 2016 (4)
  • June 2016 (1)
  • May 2016 (1)
  • March 2016 (2)
  • February 2016 (2)
  • January 2016 (1)
  • 2015

  • July 2015 (1)
  • Looking for the right Childcare Centre for your Family?

    Submit your details and a member of our Concierge Team will be in touch to discuss what you need and how we can help you experience something more than childcare.

    We'll be in touch soon.

    YOUR DETAILS

    *Mandatory Fields

    You May Also Want to Read This

    Kent Street Early Learning Centre in Sydney

    23rd February 2017

    The Power of the Individual at Kent Street Early Learning Centre

    Two children watering garden

    17th July 2018

    Greener Futures at The Pavilion in Sydney’s CBD

    two children @ Guardian North interacting with eggs in case

    8th June 2018

    A Range of Exciting Experiences Enhances Learning in Caulfield North