Honey Pot Kindergarten, in Warrnambool, is a stand out early childhood service for its dedication to promoting health and wellbeing, which has seen it achieve Victorian Government recognition for all six health areas in the Achievement Program.
Climate and Health
Honey Pot Kindergarten is now using the new Climate and Health pathway to strengthen its sustainability and wellbeing practices. The kindergarten is excited to build upon the children's love of learning in their outdoor environment and embed more intentional teaching about climate actions and how it relates to health, as well as collaborate with the local community.
Some of the great Climate and Health activities already in place include:
- teaching children to conserve water during play in the sand pit and mud kitchen
- helping children connect with plants and nature in the bush tucker garden and tree-shaded playground
- using 'Steptember' to encourage walking or riding to day care
- reducing waste through using face washers rather than wipes
- using green waste bins for food scraps at meal times
- using recycled paper and participating in Clean Up Australia Day.
The new Climate and Health resources have opened the educators’ eyes to the link between climate change and health, with a focus on the Achievement Program's health areas. The Honey Pot is now eager to take meaningful action to benefit the health of its children, staff and families, and the planet.
All our new Climate and Health resources are located in the member portal. If you're a member, simply login and if not – join our free program today!