There were exciting opportunities at every turn for children at River View Day Nursery in Hertford as they celebrated National Gardening Week with a range of themed activities.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on North Road, pre-schoolers were delighted to take to their garden allotment where they tended to their crops of carrots and runner beans, showcasing the skills they had been learning by digging, watering and weeding.
During the learning experience, pre-schoolers were thrilled to discover that the strawberries and lettuce they had planted earlier in the year were ready to harvest, and after being picked and washed, were enjoyed by the group as part of their daily snack.
River View Day Nursery Team Leader, Susan Stratford explained;
“The children have been working so hard in their allotment and this has been such a rewarding process for everyone involved. They have loved tracking the progress of their crops, and these initiatives offer a host of benefits, including aiding concentration, encouraging responsibility and teaching the importance of nutrition for healthy lifestyles.”
At River View, children take part in sustainable activities all year round, from crafting with natural and recycled materials to making habitats for wildlife, leading them to earn a prestigious ‘Green Flag’, the highest accolade in the internationally-recognised Eco-Schools programme, which is awarded for exceptional environmental 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