Guardian Childcare & Education

Small Changes Bring Big (Sustainability) Rewards at Walker Street Early Learning Centre

20th February 2017

Guardian Walker Street outdoor area

Sustainability is a huge part of everyday life at Walker Street Early Learning Centre. After being awarded North Sydney Council’s Green School grant in July 2016, this childcare centre in Sydney has been putting that grant money to good use—so much so that that Better Business Partnership has featured them as a case study on their website.

Since receiving the grant the team has purchased a small rainwater tank to place in their yard and a CLO’ey compost unit that turns up to 4kg of food waste per day into nutrient-rich compost for their gardens. This allows them to use rain water to care for their outdoor areas and compost to help their veggies grow all while reducing water usage and food wastage.

However it is not just the grant that has sprung the team into action. Sustainability has always been a big focus for Walker Street Early Learning Centre and here they focus on these key goals:

  • Reduce consumption of resources eg. electricity, water, paper and chemicals
  • Reduce the amount of waste they generate
  • Educate and inspire children on the topic of sustainability
  • Influence staff and families to practice sustainability in their day to day lives

A commitment to sustainability

Cathy Anderson and the team at Walker Street Early Learning Centre have been committed to sustainability and have achieved a number of great results just by making small changes to their centre. Installing Energy Efficient T5 fluorescent lighting, purchasing energy efficient appliances and using waste products in their arts and crafts are just a sample of the changes they’ve made throughout the years. To read the full list of their achievements, check out their case study here.

This year the children at Walker Street Early Learning Centre will be going on regular excursions to Coles supermarket so that they can recycle their soft plastic in the REDcycle bins. We believe the exposure of children to good sustainability practices now will help to shape the environment of tomorrow and Walker Street Early Learning Centre is a great example of that.

To see their sustainability plan in action and to find out more about Walker Street Early Learning Centre, book yourself in for a tour here.


Top Recent Articles


Children playing with toys inside and educator Lilyfield

More Days in Childcare can be Better for your Child

indoor resources at your childcare centre

Indoor Play: Why Resources at your Childcare Centre are Important

Children interacting with chickens at Guardian Market Street Queens view

Outdoor Play: Why Resources at your Childcare Centre are Important

Children playing with music instruments and educator at Lilyfield

Tips for Choosing the Best Childcare for Your Child

Children washing strawberry and carrot at Guardian Blackburn

Tips to get your Child Eating Veggies

Archives


2021

  • February 2021 (3)
  • January 2021 (3)
  • 2020

  • December 2020 (6)
  • November 2020 (11)
  • October 2020 (6)
  • September 2020 (6)
  • July 2020 (12)
  • 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 (37)
  • 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 (14)
  • 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

    Educators posing at QLD award night

    15th October 2018

    It’s a Celebration at the QLD Educator Awards Night

    15th March 2016

    Welcome to River Garden

    Guardian South Yarra indoor area

    16th March 2017

    River Garden Turns One!