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Mad Hatter s Nursery School (The)

Mad Hatter s Nursery School (The)

Penguins & Polar Bears

As the days grow colder and we’re waking up to early morning mist, it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. As such a workshop on endangered animals that inhabit colder climates, such as emperor penguins and polar bears, seemed pretty apt. Plus, the Dynasties episode on penguins that was aired the week that I led […]

Orangutans & Plastic Cheese

It was Orangutan Caring Week from 11-18th November so when I went in to do a workshop with the children mid-week that week, we learnt about orangutans; where they’re from and why we need to look after them. We also learnt about the crucial and very important subject of plastic pollution again – repetition is key with […]

Whales, Turtles and Plastic

Almost three quarters of our wonderful world – 71% to be precise – is covered in water, but unfortunately it gets polluted by eight million pieces of plastic every single day. This causes great havoc and destruction to the marine eco system and all creatures in our oceans, so it’s something that we must address, […]

Featured School: Mad Hatters Nursery – never too young to make a positive difference!

Mad Hatters nursery is fortunate enough to have a wonderful outdoor space filled with two beautiful, white rabbits called Marshmallow and Sweetie, as well as lots of children’s toys, swings and Wendy-houses. Looking after the rabbits and any other insects found in the play area is encouraged. Throughout the year the little ones regularly check […]

Bug Hotel to the Rescue

Mad Hatters Nursery School is fortunate enough to have a wonderful outdoor space filled with two beautiful, white rabbits called Marshmallow and Sweetie, as well as lots of children’s toys, swings and Wendy-houses. Looking after the rabbits and any other insects found in the play area is encouraged, within reason of course. Throughout the year […]

Nursery Workshop – Week 4: Chimpanzees and Pangolins

As it’s the first World Chimpanzee Day this Saturday, Monday’s workshop celebrated and focused on our closest living relatives and why they’re endangered, and in keeping with the African animals theme, we also looked at Pangolins, for they are such interesting creatures, but quite unknown, so much so that they might even go extinct before we’ve had a […]

Nursery Workshop – Week 3: Lions & Giraffes

In keeping with the end of year concert on African Animals, learning about conservation of Lions and Giraffes dovetailed neatly into the weeks plan. On arrival, I was immediately asked to sketch a large Giraffe on cardboard so the tiny tots could stick gold paper to it and create a sparkly collage. It was a really […]

Nursery Workshop – Week 2: Tusks

Elephants and Rhinos are some of the world’s most beloved animals but, unfortunately, endangered due to poaching and habitat destruction, so my focus this week was to teach nursery children about ‘Tusks’. The little ones found delight in colouring in animal sketches I’d drawn whilst learning about how and where these special creatures live, as […]

Nursery Workshop – Week 1: Plastic Pollution

With my own conservation artwork in hand from doodleswithmydaughter.co.uk, one sunny Monday morning in early June, I went into Mad Hatters Nursery to engage with, and create some wonderful pictures with twenty-five, four-year-olds, to teach them how important conservation is through art. The children had lots of fun learning about key ecological subjects, such as plastic […]