Sustainability in the Early Years

Sustainability in the Early Years


We are delighted to launch our new CACHE Accredited Level 4 qualification ‘Sustainability in the Early Years’. The qualification is a first for Early Years and was developed by LEYF’s CEO, June O’Sullivan and Sustainability Lead, Nick Corlett.

The course will run over 12 weeks, with sessions on Fridays from 9am to 1pm every 2 weeks (6 sessions each lasting 4 hours).

Course Outline

Outcome 1

Build a holistic sustainability approach through the pedagogy, policies and provision of the setting.

Outcome 2

Understand how sustainable practice can impact the Early Years sector.

Outcome 3

Be able to identify how you can apply the principles of reuse, recycle and repair.

Outcome 4

Develop routine procedures for sustainability in early years practice with particular reference to how we can decrease food wastage and consumption of materials and resources.

Outcome 5

Be able to teach respect and responsibility in relation to sustainability.

Outcome 6

Develop a reflective approach towards placing sustainability at the heart of policy and practice.


Cohort 1 - 24th Sept-3rd Dec 2021, 9am-1pm (Fridays, fortnightly)

24th September
8th October
22nd October
5th November
19th November
3rd December

Cohort 2 - 28th Jan-8th Apr 2022, 9am-1pm (Fridays, fortnightly)

28th January 2022
11th February 2022
11th March 2022
25th March 2022
8th April 2022

Cohort 3 - 13th May-22nd Jul 2022, 9am-1pm (Fridays, fortnightly)

13th May 2022
27th May 2022
10th June 2022
24th June 2022
8th July 2022
22nd July 2022

Enrol now

Complete the enrolment form below, and we will be in touch to take payment and confirm your attendance on the course. The total fee for this course is £550; a £100 deposit will be required to secure your place upon registration