Orpington Day Nursery Science and Nature Area
A designated Science and Nature Area at Brinds Well Day Nursery in Orpington has turned multiple shades of orange and brown as the children explore the autumn season.
Preschool, at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Hawstead Lane, went on a nature trail and collected leaves, bark and sticks for the area. One child also brought in some lavender inspired by his garden and practitioners expanded on the theme of scent by introducing other natural smells and adding a additional sensory experience.
Nursery Manager Nichola Cass said:
“Our Science and Nature Area was inspired by the philosophy of children having a child friendly, child initiated space. We have used natural resources in ours to create an inviting area for children with opportunities for open-ended learning.”