Eco Garden completed – let’s grow and play!
The children are now enjoying the fruit of their hard work! Our new play equipment is a big hit!
The children are enjoying tending to and watching their flowers and fruit grow into items we can share with local community groups.
As well as doing their own planting, the children are able to collect rainwater dropped through guttering and into buckets, from which they are able to water the plants and flowers every day. We’ve purchased colourful, child-safe, gardening tools including lots of lovely, metal watering cans for the children to use for their new garden.And even when its raining, the nursery has purchased wind and rain, fleece-lined all in one suits so the children can tend to their garden all year round.
Our natural willow tunnel was fun to erect and is flowering nicely – already a firm favourite with our children!
While the growing is happening, the children are enjoying watching the bugs and mini beasts in our bug hotel. With new wooden magnifying objects, they are able to get a better look at the long legs and interesting parts of these beasties as they go about enjoying their day.
We’re hoping to invite some birds into our new garden too! We’ve strung hemp rope and attached some bird boxes with bird feed in order to attract and get a closer glimpse at our feathered friends. Hopefully we can take pictures of those who come to visit us.
Our babies area has had a facelift too! The children have helped to plant lots of smelly flowers, trees and bushes around the area, and they’ve also helped to paint the fence in colourful shades. We’re building natural baskets to hang on the fence full of natural sensory materials for our youngest children to explore, along with the new, wooden play centrepieces.
We’ll continue to add to our garden – we’ve got some wooden play tables and a greenhouse to build, and of course more veg, fruit and flower seeds to grow. Our garden will never be finished as the children continue to tend and improve it during their time with us.