Official Opening of Little Ed’s Nursery New Sensory Garden

Our Little Ed’s Nursery was not undeterred by the rain at the beginning of term thanks to a very special visitor. Along with the Headmaster and our Chair of Governors Jackie Alliss, Mayor Malcolm Carter joined everyone to help them officially open the Little Ed’s brand new Sensory Garden.

Months in the making, the team at Little Ed’s are delighted with their new outside play area and the fun and exciting opportunities it provides. Karen Bailey, Nursery Manager commented, “I was really keen to have a free-flow design where the children could choose how and where to play in their garden and make independent choices on how to use the areas and equipment. It was also important to create a space to allow for physical, sensory play, role play, construction and mark making and the designers have certainly ticked all of the boxes”.

Upon cutting the ribbon the Mayor then received a guided tour from the delighted children where he had the chance to have a go on the musical instruments in the sensory area and see how the newly planted vegetables were doing. Next stop was the Bug Hotel and the large construction zone and there was just about enough time for a warming cup of tea and a chat with our Nursery parents. Upon leaving the Mayor commented, “what an inspiring and fun outside area for the children to learn and explore … I’m only sad I did not get a chance to bake in the mud kitchen!”

May 2018