Children from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor were captivated as they took to the garden to identify wildlife visitors, inspired by the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch.
At the award-winning setting on Yeovil Road, pre-schoolers identified and marked down a variety of birds, the most common sighting being of pigeons and starlings, before showcasing their creativity by making their very own bird feeders and houses to encourage biodiversity, as well as finding out more about nests and feathers.
Greengables Day Nursery Manager, Lyndsey Burns explained;
“The children were delighted to take part in the bird watching exercise and this provided so many valuable learning opportunities. We are now hoping to extend our activities around this topic and welcome some rarer breeds into the garden.”
At Greengables, children take part in sustainable activities all year round, from planting and growing vegetables to crafting with natural and recycled materials, leading them to earn a prestigious ‘Green Flag’, the highest accolade in the internationally-recognised Eco-Schools programme, which is awarded for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200