It goes without saying that our children are the future.
We feel that it is important that they learn at an early age that they need to look after our planet a lot better than previous generations, including ourselves, have done.
Therefore, we create an environment where the importance of sustainability is nurtured and encouraged. Whether that be through activities at our Forest School and learning about the importance of nature, recycling in the nurseries, engaging with the wider community or helping the vegetables to grow in the vegetable gardens!
At Grace’s we believe that we have a responsibility to make a difference through educating, engaging and impacting, so that we have a better planet, better community and better business for our children, parents and team. Here are some of the ways we plan to achieve this in our settings:
We always ensure we recycle and re-use where possible as well as being more efficient with our use of water and electricity.
Supporting our local community through fundraising and supporting out chosen charity ‘We Are Beams’ is key at Grace’s. We also support local food banks and encourage well-being for our team, parents, children and community.
Offering training and development is something that is really important to us and over 70% of our leadership team have been promoted internally! We have also been accredited by ‘Great Place To Work’ and have been ranked 45th in the medium size business category as a best work place!
The Green Team.
Each year the new carbon footprint becomes the next year’s baseline, driving continuous improvement and helping generate outstanding results.
Delivered through an employee-led approach which is driven by our very own ‘Green Team’, the programme helps unlock the passion in our business and helps to build a culture of sustainability from within.
Also, one acre of Cool Earth rainforest is protected in Grace’s name every year – that really is great!