Great British Spring Clean at Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers Spring Clean

Devoted children and colleagues from Grasshoppers Day Nursery in Aylesbury have been showcasing their care for the environment by taking to their local area for a special cause.

Inspired by the Great British Spring Clean, the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign operated by Keep Britain Tidy, pre-schoolers and staff from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery’s ‘Eco-Committee’ joined forces to rid their nearby streets and green areas of rubbish, which they then appropriately sorted into refuse and recycling.

Back inside the classroom, pre-schoolers took part in a series of themed activities to learn more about the negative effects of litter both on land and in the ocean and the ways in which they could help, as well as taking part in co-research using books and the interactive board.

It is for such activities that Grasshoppers have earnt a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ award, the highest accolade in the internationally recognised Eco-Schools programme, which is awarded for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices.

Grasshoppers Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Lauren Trotter explained;

“It was truly inspiring to see our children taking so much pride in collecting all the litter from our area and understanding the importance of caring for the planet. We hope to influence our little ones to be the next generation of caretakers for our environment, as well as being great citizens within our community as they grow up.”  

The Great British Spring Clean took place from 15th – 31st March 2024.


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

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