Our setting doesn’t follow a curriculum, how do we work on this step?
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage provides plenty of opportunities for environmental issues to be covered in activities and experiences. These issues may be covered through play, exploration, active learning or thinking critically. If you have organised any activities that help children learn about environmental issues then this is suitable evidence for your Green Flag application.
Our setting doesn’t produce formal written work, how can we gather evidence?
For early years settings evidence can include: crafts, drawings, mark making, photos, videos or any other pieces of evidence you may have gathered for a child’s learning journey.
Does our curriculum evidence have to be from the same topics we have worked on in our Action Plan?
No, it can be from any of our ten topics.
How many pieces of curriculum evidence do we need?
You need to gather three pieces of evidence, for your Eco-Schools Green Flag application.
Can all of our evidence be from the same class?
For your first Eco-Schools Green Flag, yes! For Eco-Schools Green Flag renewals, no, we would like to see evidence from different age groups. Why not try using one of the resources listed above to help you easily gather evidence from other year groups?
We have found our evidence what next?
You should display good examples of curriculum work on your Eco-Board you can do this by photocopying work or printing photos of children engaged in Eco-Schools learning. If one of your actions is to reduce paper usage these curriculum links can also be highlighted on your nursery website.