We believe that the world belongs to the children that we are caring for, so we take our responsibility to protect it seriously.
We are conscious of the impact that our business has on the future of our planet and actively work to ensure that we are improving the environment rather than harming it.
However, sustainability reaches further than the environment. We passionately believe that we have a duty to ensure that the childcare industry has a sustainable workforce and supports local people to use all their skills in a career in childcare. This is good for Peterborough as it provides more jobs for local people and it is good for your children as we build an even stronger team.
To reduce our impact on the environment, we contribute to carbon-reduction schemes to offset our carbon emissions. The schemes we have supported fund renewable energy projects around the world, replacing existing dirty power plants which pollute the environment. We contribute towards these schemes at a level which means that we are funding the replacement of the same amount of carbon that is caused by our business.
Of course, as a nursery we don't produce almost any emissions on site. Our emissions come primarily from our electricity and gas suppliers and our 'secondary emissions' - the carbon footprint of the food, equipment and services we purchase.
Reducing our impact on the environment
Buying local where possible to reduce the carbon journey of our purchases
Always selecting zero carbon electricity and gas suppliers
Reducing the use of disposable products to limit our secondary emissions
Stopping trips by cars unless absolutely necessary
Encouraging our staff to use public transport
Limiting the impact of noise pollution to create a calm and peaceful environment
Social sustainabilityWe believe that we should be providing
opportunities for local people to succeed in a career in childcare. We work
with local colleges and take on a number of apprentices to work alongside our
experienced members of staff.
This provides an essential opportunity for the apprentice to
gain vital experience and learn about childcare best practice. We also know that this benefits your child, with apprentices able to apply the latest practice
that they have learnt and bring new perspectives to the nursery.
We are proud that many of our apprentices choose to stay
with the nursery after they have qualified, meaning that they can provide
continuity for children and add to the large number of long-standing members of
staff at the nursery.