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Mad Hatter s Nursery School (The)

Mad Hatter s Nursery School (The)

Tree Conservation at Mad Hatter’s Nursery

The 30th November marked Tree Charter Day when the Woodland Trust called upon one million people across the UK to plant a tree, so I thought it would be a good time to teach the children about the importance of trees, along with winter birds (https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1?locale=en-GB). Mrs Casey had helped the kids create bird feeders […]

Palm Oil – Mad Hatters

4th June 2019 Palm oil and the detrimental effects palm oil plantations are having on forests around the world including Indonesia, Malaysia, South America and Africa, but most importantly; how these plantations are impacting climate change, along with the animals that live in those forests, is quite a hefty subject and one that’s very complicated. […]

Busy Bees

Bees were a big deal in Mad Hatters Nursery the week commencing 20th May, World Bee Day. The children had been making finger puppets, honeycomb biscuits and planting bee friendly herbs and flowers in the garden before I’d arrived that week. They’d also taken part in a children’s bee and bug yoga class, so naturally […]

Growing Fungi

On 16th May the children and I began growing fungi. I know; it sounds a bit ‘out there’ but, fungi are one of the earth’s unsung heroes and can help solve many of the world’s problems, so together with Mad Hatters Nursery and courtesy of the www.growwilduk.com at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the little ones […]

David Attenborough’s Birthday & Plastic Free Day

The revered naturalist and pioneer in conservation, Sir David Attenborough, has inspired millions by bringing nature into our homes with his desire to explore and enlighten us on the beauty of the natural world. To celebrate his 93rd Birthday on Wednesday 8th May, as well as marking Plastic Free Day in schools, my Wednesday workshop […]