National Gardening Week was launched five years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society and since then has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening.
Children at Tops Day Nurseries have recently shown an interest in planting their own vegetables and watching them grow. Following the launch of our healthy, low sugar menus the children requested to grow their own vegetables to eat at Tops Musgrove; this is as well as creating a ‘Peter Rabbit garden’ at the nursery after the children were lucky enough to have baby bunnies visit them this Easter time.
Research suggests children are more likely to perform better at school if they’re involved with gardening and many will develop a greater interest in healthy eating if they get to grow their own veg. At Tops Day Nurseries we feel it is important for children of all ages to be able to get involved with different gardening activities.
For younger children and babies, they can feel the texture of soil and help water plants whilst Investigators and Pre-school can plant seeds and care for the plants.
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