Little Locals Early Learning Auchenflower Now A ‘Waste-Smart Kindy’

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Did you know that Little Locals Early Learning Auchenflower is now the 10th Waste-Smart Kindy in Brisbane? This learning centre is highly committed to teaching its children the importance of keeping the city clean, green, and sustainable.



Brisbane City Council’s Waste Smart Kindy program aims to encourage early learning centres and services to become partners in the council’s efforts to increase resource recovery and decrease the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill.

Little Locals Early Learning Auchenflower joins eleven other early learning centres who will receive an early learning resources pack that is specifically designed to help educate students in waste mitigation.  The learning resources pack is valued at approximately $200.

Photo credit: Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner / Facebook

The learning centre may choose two of the following to be included in the pack:

  • one book pack containing a selection of early learning picture books relating to waste, recycling and sustainability (valued at approximately $100 (including GST))
  • one worm farm, worm blanket, instructional sign and worm poster (valued at approximately $80 (including GST))
  • one compost bin, instructional sign and compost aerator (valued at approximately $85 (including GST))
  • one raised garden bed (valued at approximately $90 (including GST))
  • one recycling game (valued at approximately $95 (including GST))
  • two paper making kits (valued at approximately $80 (including GST))

Video credit: Little Locals Auchenflower / Facebook

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Also, the early learning centre will receive a choice of one Waste Smart Kindy signage (e.g. fence banner or corflute sign), a Waste Smart Kindy acknowledgement certificate.  Little Locals Early Learning, Auchenflower will be posted on the Council’s website as a Waste Smart Kindy for a period of three years.

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As part of the Waste Smart Kindy program, BCC also offers early learning educators and outside school hours care providers working in Brisbane LGA a free online professional development course to be completed at their  own pace. 



The free online professional development course covers four key points:

  • Setting up a Waste Smart Kindy – learn how to complete a waste audit and develop and implement a Waste Smart Kindy action plan.
  • Recycling – learn what can and can’t be recycled in BCC recycling bins and how to implement a recycling system at your early learning centre.
  • Compost and worm farming – learn what are the options for organic recycling as well as compost and worm farming system set-up and maintenance.
  • Munch and Crunch – learn ways to reduce food waste and food packaging waste at your early learning centre.
Photo credit: Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner / Facebook

Upon completion of the online course, the early learning educators will receive a Waste Smart Kindy toolkit. The toolkit is not available for outside care school care providers.
Find out more about the Waste Smart Kindy Program here.