Go green? The earlier the better in these crèches

Children gardening at Ecolo Creche
Youngsters at écolo crèches learn about green issues from a very early age

Every edition we assess an aspect of the French zeitgeist. This month: the trend for ecologically sound childcare, by Jane Hanks

Happy Babies in Caen, Calvados is one of a growing number of crèches, which believes you can never be too young to learn to be green.

It is part of the Léa et Léo group of crèches found all over France which are working towards gaining an Ecolo Crèche Label, awarded when the crèche has shown it has taken significant steps to be more ecological in its practices over a period of several months.

There are 32 full-time places at Happy Babies, which has a staff of 11 to cater for babies of two-and-a-half months up to six years. Linda Prevel ...

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