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Author: Agent Littlejohns

Greatham Village Nursery ‘In Touch with Nature’ project

The Disney Grant money was used to add more plants and shrubs to the back playing area so that the children could enjoy watching them grow. More meshing was placed over the pond area, and pond-friendly shrubs were allowed to grow more naturally and not cut back, to help the children understand how leafy vegetation can act as a […]

Mad Hatter’s ‘In Touch with Nature’ project

Mad Hatter’s used the grant money to buy some planters and plant herbs for the children to watch grow, and then experiment using the herbs during cooking classes in the nursery. Strawberry and blueberry plants were also planted next to an area that was strategically left to go wild as a way to encourage more bees and pollinating insects […]

Mad Hatter’s Wins a Bronze Award from Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Mad Hatter’s Nursery, a brilliant preschool in Hampshire, has been given a Bronze Award from Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots for efforts in Conservation – Spring Term 2022. Congratulations Mad Hatters! The owner of the nursery – Mrs Chiverton – and her lovely team, and children at the preschool have been overjoyed with this Award. […]

Mad Hatter’s Spring Chorus

The children at Mad Hatter’s Nursery School have had an excellent start this year, covering crucial, topical issues in our Conservation Art workshops. The plight of the pangolins, the wonder of otters, along with subjects like coral reef conservation – to name but a few – have been playfully coloured in a calming, fun and […]

Tree Hugging

The children at my Spring Term After School Club at Liphook Infant School began the year by learning about tree conservation and winter birds in a creative manner. Coincidentally, the new incredible documentary series, The Green Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, which also started at the beginning of January, is all about trees and […]

Greatham Village Nursery – In Touch with Nature Project update

Greatham nursery already has a pond area along with quite a few trees in their back play area, but the nursery would love to create a wild area with wildflowers, a log roll and a bug hotel at the front of the nursery to encourage more wildlife into the green areas. This way the children would be able to watch and learn […]

Mad Hatter’s Nursery School – In Touch with Nature Project update

Mad Hatter’s is using the grant money to encourage more hedgehogs into the children’s play area. Mrs Chiverton would like to plant more hedgerow and a couple of willow trees to make a willow tunnel. Barry, Mrs Chiverton’s husband, will build a hedgehog house (to save cost) and if any money was to be left over they would add more […]