Signing your centre up to TAKE2 will help create a cleaner, greener future.

Below are TAKE2 actions your centre can take to combat climate change. This list will help you plan what you’ll do to save the planet for the generations to come.


Curriculum category

  • Make sustainability, including action on climate change, part of your curriculum
  • Work through the ResourceSmart Schools Core and Energy Modules to make sustainability and climate change part of your curriculum
  • Work through the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS), including
  • standard 3.3, to take action on sustainability and climate change
  • Invest the savings you make from sustainability (e.g. lower power bills) into training staff to actively support sustainability and climate change


Centre category

  • Implement an environmental management system at your centre, including policy and action on climate change and sustainability
  • Work through the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS),
  • including standards 3.3 and 7, to support sustainability and action on climate change, promote self-assessment and improve quality
  • Work through the ResourceSmart Schools framework to operate more sustainably and take action on climate change
  • Invest the savings made from sustainability activities into greening our infrastructure


Community category

  • Encourage families at your centre to TAKE2
  • Work through the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS),
  • and share your sustainability and climate change actions with families and communities
  • Connect with other services and local government to share your sustainability and climate change actions


Well-being category

  • Support and encourage families and staff to walk or cycle to your centre
  • Produce food at your centre and encourage families and the community to join in
  • Plant trees to absorb carbon emissions and make your centre a more pleasant place to learn and play

Download TAKE2 actions for early childhood services information sheet