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On 24 May 2022, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended the Quad Leaders’ Summit where he received a report from UNICEF that showed that Australia ranks 30 out of 39 economically advanced countries on the impact of environmental conditions on children's wellbeing.

The NQS mandates services to take an active role in caring for the environment and contributing to a sustainable future. According to NQS Standard 3, Element 3.2.3, “The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible.” The following article provides information on Understanding Sustainability, Sustainability Ideas For Early Childhood Services and Sustainability Learning For Children.

Sustainability in early childhood education is an important part of the curriculum and should be incorporated into each and every service setting. Creating natural environments and proving natural materials in one way for sustainability to occur. This article will provide you with strategies on promoting sustainable education for educators and children and ideas on incorporating sustainable practices within the service.

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