Green Living

Sustainable practices

Future kids focuses on lots of natural outdoor space with a lovely bright and light indoor area, and a child’s big backyard - a home away from home. We offer good old-fashioned values and home-grown cooked meals that include organic wholesome ingredients, with a no added sugar policy.

We have created a place where imagination can be grown and skills can be developed.

Future kids was born from a dream to make a difference in childcare for Hamilton, and New Zealand families. Our aim is to provide a green home-away-from-home in a wholesome natural environment with lots of fresh air, running around outside, and the freedom for children to express themselves and be loved and supported for who they are.

Orchard and vegetable gardens 

Our centre has a fruit orchard with many varieties of organic fruit for the children to pick and eat including apples, feijoas, peaches, plums, oranges, lemons, and mandarins. Our fences are lined with grape vines and hedges made from fruit trees as part of our vision to have an edible garden. Each room as its own raised-bed gardens in which we grow organic vegetables, herbs and of course fresh strawberries. All of the produce grown will be eaten by the children, with any excess produce offered to our families or used as part of fundraising activities.

Recycling 

We are strongly focused on recycling all waste in our centre with purpose built recycling centres in each room for organic food waste, soft plastics, hard plastics and cardboard.

Rainwater harvesting 

We have two large rainwater tanks that gather rainwater from the roof then we feed it back to the gardens and orchard.

Solar panels

Our centre has solar energy panels which store the sun’s natural energy, providing a renewable source of energy to the centre.  

Animals 

Our centre has a barn that is the home to our family of animals, goats, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs. Daily activities for the children at the centre include handling and feeding animals, and collecting food waste from meals to feed the chickens and worm-farms. This interaction encourages children to learn about sustainability and the way nature relates to their daily lives.

ALL THE GREAT THINGS WE OFFER!!!!

  • 500sqm of orchard planted with fruit trees
  • Raised vegetable gardens growing fresh organic vegetables for centre meals
  • Animal farm house and a variety of animals
  • Purified drinking water
  • Rainwater collection tanks for gardening
  • Large playgrounds with twice the standard play space Ministry standards require
  • Organic whole food guidelines, whole food choices and healthy heart choices
  • No added sugar in meals.
  • Sustainable living programme: seed-feed-compost-recycle-reuse
  • A sustainable centre with solar panels
  • Wooden furniture
  • Recycling centre
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products and a non-toxic environment

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