Parents and Carers were invited into our Early Years Foundation Stage unit, to come and help staff and the children spring clean our outdoors area. In return, we offered tea, coffee, biscuits, bacon and sausage sandwiches for the volunteers. There was plenty of work to keep everyone busy: painting the play house, sheds and fences; weeding and planting seeds and plants in the garden; washing the outdoor toys from the builder’s yard, mud kitchen, water area and sand pit and securing the chicken run for our new chickens (hatched by little nursery). The children thoroughly enjoyed working alongside their parents, who had volunteered to help out.
We would like to say a big thank to our parents for their hard work and for helping us to prepare the garden for the children, for summer.
- Great for parents to be given the opportunity to stay and help with Ground Force Day. The play area looks so much brighter already. It’s a lovely little area for the children (and the chickens) to enjoy. Let’s hope we get some sunshine soon! Can’t wait to watch the new seedlings grow over the next few weeks. Ryan Meeson
- Really enjoyed getting stuck into the spring clean of the nursery garden today. It was great to be able to work in the sunshine together, with the children, staff and some other parents, to get the garden ready for lots of fun over the sunny days ahead. Grace Crawford
- It was great to come into nursery today for EYFS Ground Force Day and help with jobs in the outdoor area. It was a team effort as both adults and children worked together and it was lovely to see the children taking pride in their work. Hannah Jones
- I came to help make the outside environment better. It was nice to see all of the children playing together and having fun.