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Teaching our children about being kind to our environment will lay the foundations for sustainable behaviour throughout their lives. It is their future we are helping them to protect. Equally important is that Cygnets Day Nurseries does all it can to operate in an eco-friendly manner. It is better for the planet.

We currently educate the children to understand more about green issues, encouraging them to bring in examples of what they have done with parents/carers and by demonstrating how they can make a difference.

One of the most important sustainability actions we need to be taking involves reducing single-use plastic because of the harm they can cause the environment. We are reducing their use by changing to glass milk bottles, replacing plastic equipment with more eco materials like glass, using green materials like bamboo and melamine, biodegradable glitter and natural soap instead of soap in plastic bottles.

Here is a list of 25 children's books that encourage children to care about the environment.

We also use the following additional activities to teach the children about green issues. More

In the coming months we will be introducing further sustainable activities. We will keep you informed on our blog and parent newsletters as these are introduced. We are considering a range of measures including replacing furniture and toys with those made of wood or bamboo.

We use bamboo toothbrushes and bamboo building blocks made from rapidly-renewable bamboo which is lightweight and durable. The newly bio-based toys are derived from leftover sugar cane instead of oil, making them environmentally-friendly. A lot of bio-plastic toys are made of 90% sugar cane which is sustainable raw materials and 100% recyclable.