Underpinning our school values, is the relationship we all share with nature. We promote environmental education and educate children about the dangers of excess, exploitation and abuse of the creatures with whom we share our planet. We will never solve the big issues which will determine the ultimate survival or demise of our planet.

We understand that it is our collective responsibility to support the movement towards a sustainable way of life and that has to start with young children. Children are vulnerable to the short-sightedness of the adult world, as are animals and the natural world as a whole.

Our educational aim, is to provide children with a voice and to enhance their understanding of the interdependent relationship we all share with the natural world.

Sustainable Development Goals

The role we play in the sustainability of our planet is taken very seriously in school. We are always striving to behave ethically and with conscious awareness of global impact. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have been adopted by the Unit. We believe that the future of our planet and thus the future of our children, is a responsibility we all share. For more information on the SDG’s please click on the link below.

Rights Respecting and Sustainable Global Education

Embedded within our curriculum is a core educational thread that teaches children explicitly about the rights and responsibilities which all global citizens share. We take the time to tell children about their rights and responsibilities within their own community, and also from a global perspective. Our School Charter is drawn from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and we maintain links with schools internationally to share and develop cutting edge practice in school. Children learn about what makes us all unique and what all people share in common. We reflect with the children, in a climate of enquiry and compassion, on issues around local, national and global diversity.

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Hive Plans. A Sustainable Future

Measuring sustainability 2021/22

Measuring sustainability 2022/23


We recognise the importance of giving children a voice and empowering them in a climate of change and development. Children need to understand the relationship between the natural and industrial world, in order to grow a love for nature and a desire to protect our planet.

In addition to our indoor workshop environments, which develop children’s skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, we also have a dedicated outdoor classroom.

This outdoor space focuses on environmental education and empowering children to solve future problems from a position of education, compassion and growth mindset. The STEM Hive draws on a cross curricular approach to embracing the modern world and connecting children with nature, whilst promoting global responsibility.

At the heart of every child is a unique genius and personality. What we should be doing is allowing the spark of that genius to catch fire, to burn brightly and shine

Michael Morpurgo

British children’s author

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At Alfreton

Take a peak at some of our activities and the goings on at Alfreton Nursery School in our Gallery

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