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Green Flag Award for Nursery and Preschool on University Campus

Published on: 25 Jul, 2023
Updated on: 24 Jul, 2023

Bright Horizons Guildford Day Nursery and Preschool has received a Green Flag Award with a distinction recognising its commitment to environmental efforts.

The award is a result of the ongoing involvement of the nursery in the Eco-Schools Programme.

Staff and children from the nursery and preschool are delighted with their Green Flag Award with a distinction.

The nursery, that is on the University of Surrey’s Manor Park campus, reports this initiative is designed with seven steps that nurseries and schools follow to help empower young people to make changes to protect the environment and understand the impact of climate change.

Becka, the nursery manager, said: “We feel really honoured to have achieved the Green Flag Award. The children are really enjoying taking part in the Eco-Schools Programme and have learnt so much about the environment. We want to encourage the children at our setting to understand the importance of looking after our planet.”

It provides employees and students from the university access to high-quality, affordable childcare that complements their working patterns.

The nursery has been working hard to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag status. From creating new planters out of old and broken equipment to introducing a clothes swap where families can recycle and donate clothes for others to take, the eco-initiatives at the nursery are having a real positive impact.

The head of sustainability at the University of Surrey, Martin Wiles, said: “We want to continue to support our local community’s sustainable journey. It’s great to see Bright Horizons Guildford succeed in the Eco-Schools programme.

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