Environmental Sustainability Policy

Brayside Preschool Environmental Sustainability Policy


Our environmental sustainability policy outlines our intention to encourage and increase awareness of environmental responsibilities and implement practices that contribute to a sustainable future children can be supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment. Environmentally sustainable practices are becoming embedded into the operations of the preschool and involve educators, children and families in order to be successful.


The preschool will ensure the environment is safe, clean and well-maintained. Children’s awareness of the environment will be promoted through daily practices, resources and interactions. Sustainable practices will be encouraged within the preschool. Educators, children and families will be encouraged to become advocates for a sustainable future.


The Approved Provider will:

  • Ensure the preschool joins the NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network to liaise with other education and care services and keep up to date on practices and ideas for sustainability
  • Encourage educators, families and children to engage in innovative practices and appreciate the wonder of the natural world while protecting the planet for future generations

Educators will make sustainable practices a part of the daily routine. These include:

  • Recycling
  • Gardening
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Sustainable equipment purchases

Educators will:

  • Include recycling as part of everyday practice at the preschool. Recycling containers will be provided throughout the preschool
  • Role model sustainable practices
  • Discuss sustainable practices with the children and families as part of the preschool curriculum
  • Provide information to families on sustainable practices that are implemented at the preschool and encourage the application of these practices in the home environment
  • Share ideas between educators, children and families about sustainable ideas, implementation and resources. This can be done at parent meetings, through emails, newsletters and conversations
  • Role model energy and water conservation practices of turning off lights and air-conditioning when a room is not in use, emptying water play containers onto garden areas, aim to purchase equipment that is eco-friendly where possible. Educators will reduce the amount of plastic and disposable equipment they purchase and select materials that are made of natural materials and fibres
  • Seek to embed sustainable practice in the education and care service. The concepts of ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ will become part of everyday practice for both children and educators to build lifelong attitudes towards sustainable practices
  • Use local Council and Government departments as sources of information on sustainable practices used in the local community. They will liaise with the Council and Government departments for possible grants available to put in place water and energy conservation practices in the education and care service. These may include water tanks, grey water systems, converting toilet cisterns to dual flush and converting to water saving taps

Find out more

To find out more about our environmental sustainability policy contact us on (02) 6652 8846 or via email on janette@braysidepreschool.com.au