Sustainability in Childcare

Nowadays, with a great deal of environmental degradation happening across the planet, sustainable ways of living have become a lot more popular. The nature of the economy itself has changed due to this, along with the rise of awareness that such a problem exists in the first place.

Although this new development has yet to reach some countries, the fact that most countries have gotten wise to it cannot be disputed. Even though some experts say that a proper level of implementation has not been done, a lot more people have a better picture of the reality of how badly the environment has been affected over the years.

In the case of child care, we at Kids and Co. Child Care have been experts in the field for several years on end.

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What strikes people the most on their first visit is the fact that all of our services rest primarily on the twin pillars of sustainability and the environment. How to get children to think on the same level would be to emphasize and show the process of gardening as well as providing them with an environment which is as natural as possible.

Environment & Sustainability

In the case of our educators, we ensure that they are well-versed in everything related to minimum water usage, awareness of energy consumption, the importance of biodiversity and the reduction of waste.

For a lot of services, it is the aspect of quality that reigns supreme, but not in our case. Of course, quality is a cornerstone, but only after ensuring that the products used in our services are of a sustainable nature. Hence, providing natural materials along with natural environments both work hand in hand and cannot be separated from one another. Not to mention the proper implementation of sustainable practices and teaching them to the children as well.

Sustainable Practices In Childcare

The word ‘sustainability’ has gained more and more prominence in the past few years due to people and services alike becoming a lot more environmentally conscious in general. That being said, many people don’t realise the importance of teaching this to people at the youngest possible age. After all, that is when our minds are most malleable to various forms of information and ideas and our brains are literally like a sponge. When our minds absorb information with the least number of filters, that is when the ideas stay with us for a longer time. As we get older, we are more rigid towards newer and fresh ideas which indicates that the very opposite is true with children.

Many people seem to think that the whole idea of incorporating the idea of sustainability into our everyday lives will be too much to take for the mind of a child. However, if the process is well-thought out, then this is not the case. The trick is always to start small so that the idea can be digested by the child slowly to the fullest of their capabilities.

Here are a few ways in which we go about the process:-

  • Giving them a basic overview of the different types of pollution (water, air and land) and how they affect the environment over time.

  • Emphasize and point out the importance of switching off lights and fans before every single class.

  • The reusing of various paper and cardboard materials.

  • Showing them the importance of natural light during the day when electricity is not that necessary.

  • Helping them use computers at a young age and making them realise the importance of saving paper.