Hadland Care Group have been taking steps to become a sustainable company.

What Hadland Care Group doing

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  • Making more use of occupancy and daylight sensors
  • Changing light bulbs from fluorescent to LED
  • Installing more time clocks and thermostats
  • Fitting draught excluders to external doors and windows
  • Encouragement from our colleagues to take up the Cycle To Work scheme
  • Replacing outdated equipment with more energy efficient and cost effective equivalents
  • Staff are aware of the cost of energy and the impact this has on the profitability of the business
  • Staff are aware of the energy saving settings on office equipment
  • Share energy saving schemes and appliances. Click here to find out more.

What Tops Day Nurseries are doing...

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  • Banned glitter to reduce the impact micro-plastics have in our oceans
  • Bamboo toothbrushes to replace plastic ones
  • Replacing disposable aprons with fabric and wipe-down materials
  •  Stopped buying straws or balloons or one use plastic cups, cutlery or plates
  • Planting vegetables in the nursery garden
  • Investing in Solar Panels and heat reflective filming
  • Electric cars and bicycles for staff to use
  • Magnets fitted to boilers to control heating more efficiently
  • Reduced the amount of welcome packs handed out to new parents by sending them via email
  • Making our own wet wipes instead of using shop bought wipes
  • Recycling and up-cycling resources, shopping at charity shops, car boot sales and auctions
  • Reducing the amount of deliveries
  • Potty training at an earlier age to  reduce the amount of nappies in landfill
  • Launched and sponsored a new sustainability award alongside Dorset Venus Awards for 2018

What Aspire are doing

  • Introducing plants into the office
  • Reducing printing by introducing dual screens and an online learner portal
  • Fitting magnets and timers on boilers and electrical equipment to save energy
  • Offering support for health and well-being to learners
  • Employer and learner gifts are made from recyclable or biodegradable substances
  • Wooden pens
  • Staff are provided with bamboo lanyards, rather than those made from synthetic materials
  • Staff are provided with a travel mug to avoid the use of one-use plastic cups
  • Locate vacancies to apprentices in their local area
  • Sponsored Queen Elizabeth’s school mini buses to reduce the amount of trips made in cars
  • Sustainability is taught to learners during workshops



GECCO was set up in 2017 by Cheryl Hadland. GECCO believe we can engage in activities with our children that lead to a more sustainable life. We can engage with our children in green awareness activities such as Reducing, Reusing, Recycling. There are lots of ways to do this and we’d like to add photos and videos and data sheets onto the GECCO website to share these ideas.

GECCO believe that investing in the education in our children is the most effective way there is to provide a sustainable environment into the future, and almost 30 years of experience in the day nursery field, and a passion to ensure we leave our environment fit for them to lead a healthy life. We ask for your support to share our good practice in this area with the whole community.