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UK Nursery of the Year 2009/2010

"Outstanding" Ofsted Inspections: 2010, 2013, 2014

Worthing Business of the Year 2010/11

Southern Business of the Year 2011/12

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Gifts for the Tree

In 2009, we had a dead tree in the garden which the children noticed was different so we introduced every child in the nursery to the tree.  Many of the pre-school children had theories about why it looked different:

 

“Let me tell you a story about the tree. It might be died.  It was here a long, long time…”

Angus (3:4)

 

For about 6 months, children looked after the ‘poorly’ tree and made gifts, knitted ‘tree jumpers’ and  created a wind chime out of cutlery, (which also gave it medicine to help it get better). They decorated the tree with their gifts and even painted cabbage leaves which they hung from the tree to make it look more like the other trees (the cabbage leaves rotted and went smelly after a while!).   The children painted conkers and conker husks which they hung from the tree to attract birds.  After much consultation with the children, two local artists sculpted the trunk and branches into a landscape to support their interactions and the children went on to create dances for the tree.  

 

 

 

gifts for the tree