Early Years

Eco Wheel™



a toolkit to support Early Years settings become more eco-sustainable

Welcome to the Early Years Eco Wheel Scheme Website. We hope you find this website both educational and timesaving in your endeavours to become a more sustainable Early Years provider. We have collated resources to support you and your childcare business on a swift eco-sustainability journey.

Click below to purchase membership


If you are not a member yet, please sign up by clicking the button below, where you can purchase an individual setting membership (Group discounts exist, view details in shop).


 Membership will give you access to the complete contents of this website, allowing you to access a host of structured content, support and guidance that we believe provides useful direction on your eco journey; As nursery owners ourselves, we know it can be a daunting voyage, and the Eco Wheel Community aims to make it that little bit easier to tackle. As a not-for-profit organisation, our sole aim, is to do what we can for the planet, while we can still make a difference.



The Eco Wheel

Welcome to the Eco Wheel Scheme. This scheme has been developed to help Early Years settings journey to a more environmentally sustainable operating position. It has been designed by the Early Years Sector for the Early Years Sector!

The 8R's

Have you heard of the ‘Eight R’s’ ? The 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) make a start and help when considering waste, but the 8R’s approach is the basic philosophy one should work to, to achieve sustainability.

Champion's Top Tips

Our Eco Wheel Champions offer to tell their story and their Top Tips for embarking and succeeding on your own eco-journey


Divided into those suited to children, colleagues or parents, our book club selections have been hand picked. We hope they represent the best available to educate, inspire and support you on your eco journey