Children and colleagues at Tadworth-nursery are appealing to the local community to donate plants and equipment, so its pre-schoolers can enjoy the outdoors all year round.   

The Co-operative Childcare, based on Tadworth Court, has already established a fun and educational garden, and colleagues are now looking to turn the space in to a sensory experience for the infants.

Specifically, the children are asking the local community to help by donating herbs, plants and wooden tools, to help them learn about the seasons and where food comes from.

The idea came from Elizabeth Broderick, a keen gardener and parent of one of the pre-schoolers, who recently volunteered her time to help the nursery make flower beds out of bamboo and willow.

The children are also taking part by taking their own plants home to nurture and grow, which will eventually end up in the nursery garden.

Sally Bonard, manager at The Co-operative Childcare Tadworth said: “We are really grateful for all the effort Elizabeth has put into the garden, as it not only creates a lovely outdoor space but teaches the children how to take care of something.

“To be able to continue to grow the garden, we rely on kind donations of time and plants from the local community. We’d like to build a long-lasting garden for children to enjoy for years to come.”

Elizabeth Broderick, parent volunteer, said: “As a keen gardener and mum, it is great to see that the improved garden is allowing my son and his classmates to enjoy being outdoors, and develop their understanding of nature in a fun way.”

For more information about The Co-operative Childcare, Tadworth please visit; www.thecooperativechildcare.coop/our-nurseries/tadworth 

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