Busy Bees Nursery in Eastbourne is one of more than 200 nurseries UK-wide encouraging outdoor play with wildlife-themed activities for their young charges in a new partnership developed with The Wildlife Trusts.
A special learning programme has been developed by The Wildlife Trusts exclusively for pre-school youngsters who attend Busy Bees’ Nurseries and is based on the four seasons.
Mike Murphy, education development manager for Sussex Wildlife Trust, said, “Helping children and families to discover nature and make the most of the wildlife close to home is a big part of our work. We want as many children as possible to experience nature and enabling this to happen at a young age is really important.
“The Busy Bees Goes Wild scheme is all about getting children closer to nature. The scrapbooks offer ways for children to record and share their wildlife experiences. We’re delighted to be helping Busy Bees to get more children interested in nature and we hope that, for some, it could be the start of a lifelong interest in wildlife.”
Nursery manager, Jodie Sturt at Busy Bees Nursery in Eastbourne, said, “The children are very excited to be taking part in the Busy Bees Goes Wild programme and will be pulling on their wellington boots, hats and scarves and venturing into the great outdoors to complete a range of fun and educational activities, both at nursery and at home.
“We hope this initiative will help children to understand, enjoy and appreciate nature and our wonderful wildlife, whilst having lots of fun.”
For more information about the scheme, visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk.