Our garden and local community

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Local community

We always view our nursery as a base within our local community where we spend many days visiting local areas. We love to visit our local shops, library, parks, rivers, forests and cafes. We also use public transport to travel further afield and visit Walsden garden centre.

 

We believe that children learn from real life experiences. During these visits we see a multitude of different people and learn so much about the world in which we live.

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Our garden

Our nursery garden is an extension to the children’s indoor learning environment, the double doors are open in all weathers for the children to come in and out as they please.

We have a workshop filled with open ended resources for the children to use within the garden or within the workshop with a range of tools to aid investigation. We have a well resourced mud kitchen with a herb garden for the children to engage in imaginary play while problem solving and thinking critically. We also have a large artificial grassed area perfect for movement while developing their physical skills. We have a water play area where the children can access water themselves from the outside hose pipe promoting confidence through independence.

We like to view our garden as a pottering garden, an outdoor space where the children can express themselves freely. Our garden is evolving all the time with new items and activities added as children’s interests are observed and needs are identified.

Our allotment

 

Our allotment is the newest asset to the nursery with a beautiful charming atmosphere all of its own. The children engage in planting fruits and vegetables as well as having a large area where they can freely dig for mini beasts. This area is more about the process rather that than the actual production of quality produce. It is more about developing a love of gardening and interacting with nature.

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