Sustainability Value Pack
The Inspired EC Value Packs are designed to save you money and provide you with some resources that compliment one another.
The Sustainability value pack contains 3 useful resources:
Sustainability in Action by Sally Sneddon and Anne Pettit
Sustainability has a very natural and exciting place in early childhood education and care, and this is reflected in its inclusion in the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard. This book will help educators to incorporate sustainability learning and practices in their settings, and support them to model and engage young children in day-to-day sustainability.
• Chapters 1 to 3 introduce sustainability and show how it can easily be embedded in early childhood settings through curriculum and pedagogy.
• Chapters 4 and 5 explore ten important aspects of sustainability to provide a valuable foundation for the many actions that are suggested and for others that readers will come up with themselves.
• Chapter 6 offers ways to involve everyone in a setting, whether taking first steps in sustainability or building upon current practices, with interest and enthusiasm for making it ‘just the way we do things’ every day.
The book will assist educators, managers and coordinators in all kinds of education and care settings for young children, including childcare centres, family day care, preschools and kindergartens to meet and exceed the requirements of the EYLF and NQS to embed sustainability. It will also be a very valuable resource for lecturers in tertiary institutions, pre-service teachers, out of school hours care providers, playgroups and parents.
Sustainability Audit and Action Plan for Centre Based Services (Digital Download - will be emailed to you)
This resource is the ultimate in reflective practice for sustainability. It is designed to guide your team through the process of auditing your sustainability practices and approach, planning for change and documenting the whole process. With many services reporting that they are finding it difficult to evidence sustainability practices (standard 3.3) during the assessment process, this is the ideal tool! It features:
- Information about the importance and meaning of sustainability
- Monthly sections featuring reflective questions, designed to provoke discussion, research and debate
- An action plan for each month enabling the team to plan, delegate and prioritise change
- Documentation pages for recording the feedback and contributions of children, families, educators and the community
This item is a digital download which you will then be able to print. Please take note of where the download saves on your computer to ensure that you can open it once downloaded
Outdoors and Growing Things by Alistair Bryce-Clegg and Bridie Raban
Part of the "Learning Opportunities in the Early Years" series.
The aim of this series is to provide a store of practical ideas focusing on areas of specific interest to babies, toddlers and young children, allowing educators to plan ahead with confidence. While the details of each book are different, they all share the common ground of inviting professional reflective practice around experiences in which children can be physically and/or intellectually active.