Here are some stories written and shared by WA educators or centres to help give you some ideas. If you have a success story you would like to share, e-mail them to the address at the bottom of this blog post.
Hilary Rimmer, Manager of Riverdale Childcare Centre sent us a fantastic update on what they have been up to:
The Kangaroo room have been doing some great things with some of the items they have received from parents over the last few weeks. They encouraged the children to ask their families to bring in one recyclable item each time they came in. When they did this they were given a special sticker for their ‘Nature Play Passport’.
The response has been great and educators have done some amazing things with some of the items they have collected.
The Centre also belongs to the recycling centre known as ‘Remida’, for an annual fee staff can go and take any items that they can use for experiences within the Centre, so this is a great source of free items. Last time the educators went, they brought back several lengths of material and were able to construct the tepee that the children have really enjoyed playing in.
Hopefully some of the photos will encourage other Centres to experiment with recycled items and see what they can construct with the children. The scope is endless!!!!
Great work Riverdale Childcare Centre! We are so proud of all your efforts and just love hearing from you. If you have any stories you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org