Nursery in South London achieves international Green Flag Award

The colleagues and children at Bright Horizons Putney Day Nursery and Preschool in Southwest London, have achieved their Green Flag Award recognising their various activities to help the environment as part of the Eco-Schools Programme.

The award is a result of the ongoing involvement of the nursery in the Eco-Schools Programme. 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. Those involved in the programme can achieve the Green Flag Award as recognition and acknowledgement of the ecological achievements made by young people.

The nursery has been working hard to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag status. They have been able to utilise their garden area by growing their own herbs, fruit, and vegetables, they upcycle rubbish, such as using metal tins which can be used as musical instruments. The nursery has made sure to emphasise the importance of incorporating the programme into Putney's already varied and inspiring curriculum by teaching young ones the life cycle of plants and how to be more eco-conscious.

Rachel, Nursery Manager at Putney Day Nursery and Preschool, comments: “The children have been super enthusiastic about the Eco-Schools Programme and have really enjoyed the different activities we’ve been doing. We want to keep encouraging them to protect our planet and by being a part of the programme, they can continue to learn about all the reasons why looking after the environment is so important.”

Bright Horizons currently has 40 nurseries across England and Scotland who have achieved their Green Flag Award. If you are interested to find out more about Putney Day Nursery and all the fun and inspiring activities they get involved in, then make sure to book your place to attend their exciting autumn open day and visit the nursery on September 23rd.