Early years and childcare tips

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Water conservation

Child in welliesWater conservation is very important to our natural world and the resources within it.

Nurseries play their part in water conservation so it is important to consider how you will do this whilst still providing children with water play activities.

Consider the following:

  • Collecting rainwater in a water butt, especially for your outdoor water play

  • Recycling the water out of the water trays (e.g. for watering the plants)

  • Don’t overfill the water tray, you don’t need a lot of water for the children to enjoy themselves 

  • Why not use nature’s water trays? Puddles are great for lots of activities including splashing, watching water evaporate and also painting with. 

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