Sustainability Audit and Action Plan (digital download – will be emailed)
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
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.
Sally Sneddon and Anne Pettit have many years experience in providing environmental and sustainability education services. Sally has worked with a range of organisations to deliver education and conservation programs for all ages, including the Little Green Steps early years sustainability program in Western Australia. Anne has a consultancy specialising in community-based education and support for waste minimization, environmental conservation and sustainable living.
Sustainability Inspiration/Discussion Kit
A great Intentional Teaching Resource for adults working with young children as well as adults wanting to raise awareness of the broader concept of sustainability with parents and other adults. This set comes with an assortment of sensorial resources, a set of 20 photographs and photographic step by step instruction sheets on how to create water meters and pinwheels with the children. Every photograph and object is carefully selected to promote higher order thinking and discussion about sustainability appropriate to young children can support this.
This kit comes with Educational notes developed by our Educational Consultants with a description of the resource, appropriate open ended questions and possible directions the learning could go into for children. This kit also has notes created for adults working other adults to raise awareness of the broader sense of Sustainability and their role in it.