We are proud to be working with The Eco Wheel, a scheme to help early years settings “embark on their Eco Journey”.
The Eco Wheel was launched at the Nursery World Show in London in February and we have been piloting it at The Priory in Filton.
The focus is on using the 8Rs – Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Repair, Return and Recycle to reflect on our consumption across Bristol Childcare and think of how we can reduce this. This fits very well with our ethos and so has been further inspiration to increase the work we have been doing.
As part of the scheme it’s been wonderful to see staff at The Priory learning to sew so that they can mend nursery resources – and their own clothes rather than buy new. We are also researching and discussing how we can support more parents to use reusable nappies.
Managing Director Saffia Bullock says “trying to reduce our consumption and impact on the Earth is something very close to my heart so I am delighted to be working with The Eco Wheel. I’m really inspired by the conversations I’m having with staff – there is so much for all us to learn as we reflect on changes that we can make that really do make a difference. We’d love to hear ideas from parents too, so do please get in touch about this.”
You can find out more at ecowheel.org