My Recycled Classroom formed after realising there was an urgent need for practitioners to have a serious rethink about the resourcing of their classrooms.

Having worked for many years in Early Years environments that were unsustainable (both environmentally and financially), My Recycled Classroom evolved to help establish high out-put, no budget solutions.

We are currently working with staff at Beecroft Garden Primary School to establish the UK’s first ‘recycled classroom’.

What we do is all about working with and listening to children, whilst supporting schools to create intriguing and self-sustaining environments – to improve educational outcomes and shift mindsets.


We offer support to all early childhood education practitioners, including those in maintained settings, private, voluntary and independent provider and home-based childcare, as well as local authority staff through:

  • publications
  • training and consultancy
  • national events and conferences
  • local branch meetings

We campaign to improve early childhood education policy.  We represent our members’ concerns to government, maintain dialogue with policy makers and campaign to raise awareness of key issues.  We also undertake project work to trial new approaches and spread best practice in the sector.


A registered charity since 1987, we believe in re-use for environmental, community and artistic benefit.  For nearly thirty years we have operated as a broker supplying donated clean and re-useable surplus/waste materials otherwise destined for incineration, landfill or long-term storage to a wide range of groups such as schools, charities, community groups, arts organisations, students and families.