October 2016


The Co-operative Childcare nursery in Cainscross is embracing a greener future after installing solar panels. The decision to opt for the renewable energy source follows the nursery adopting a more sustainable approach, and incorporating this policy in to its learning and play activities for children.

As a part of the solar panel installation, an interactive TV is situated in one of the nursery pre-school play rooms, which shows how much power the solar panels are generating. The screen enables the children to see how much electricity is being produced and what is being powered by this electricity around the nursery.

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Co-operative Childcare Newburn is one of the first nurseries in England to receive new Millie’s Mark first aid award

The Co-operative Childcare in Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, is among ten nurseries across England to be the first to achieve Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid for early years settings.

The status was created by charity Millie’s Trust with the Department for Education and is being administered by National Day Nurseries Association.

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