As our nursery is situated on a working farm, there are cows and sheep in the areas surrounding us. During the lambing season, the children can have hands-on experience once
parental consent has been granted.
There is a public footpath behind the nursery, which the children can use to explore the natural world around them. They will have nature walks on this path leading up to the wooded area, which is
home to a variety of wildlife, including fallow deer, providing the children with invaluable learning experiences.
In the Spring of this year (as soon as the weather improves) we have big plans for the nursery garden. We aim to introduce big splashes of colour to the garden by painting the fence in the
nursery's colours and adding interactive artwork onto the rubberised safety surface. We also plan to landscape the garden further to make the grass areas more accessible all year round.
(17/06/14) Work in the nursery garden is progressing well. The grass has been strimmed and mown. The weeds along the back against the fence have been (back breakingly) removed and some gravel
boards cemented in place to create a more permanent border to fill with soil, border plants and flowers. The pathways which were created on the lawn have been removed and will (eventually)
be filled in and seeded to restore a full grass area for the children to play on. More updates to follow.....
(24/06/14) Another productive day in the garden this week. Filling in the pathways with topsoil (two and a half tonnes so far). After the heavy rain that is forecast over the next few days, we
should be ready to seed the lawn next week. Watch this space...
(01/07/14) Now that we have cleared the border area to the side of the nursery we have been trying to decide what to put in it... Pauline has come up with a super idea... To sow some wild
flower seeds in it to help our bees and our butterflies...
(15/07/14) The above seeds were sown yesterday. We shall now wait for the first shoots to appear. Work also continued in the rear nursery garden by introducing splashes of colour. Or... We've got
two tins of blue paint and we're going to use them...
(29/07/14) More progress in the nursery garden this week. This time on the playground side. The old borders were looking tired and in need of rejuvination. Paul used some sleepers to create some
more robust raised bed borders.
Even the scarecrows are smiling again.....