Green-fingered children

Green-fingered children reap what they sow

Aug 1, 2012 | News stories

Gardening has become ‘berry’ easy for green-fingered children at a Stockton nursery.

Pre-school children from Little Ladybirds Day Nursery were given a tour of the Stockton Garden Centre in Yarm Road, as part of work they are undertaking around the theme of nature and growth.

They were shown how different flowers, fruit and vegetables are grown, as well as being able to plant cress around the shape of a head so when it grows it will look like hair.

Little Ladybirds Owner Melanie Hirst said:

“The children really enjoyed the visit and it gave them an insight into how things they plant can grow into beautiful flowers or into fruit or vegetables they can eat.

“Trips like this play an important part of the children’s development as they prepare for school and further life experiences.”

The Little Ladybirds Day Nursery is situated on the Preston Farm Industrial Estate and provides care for children aged six weeks to four-years-old. In its last Ofsted report the nursery was rated as good with inspectors highlighting the quality of teaching and learning and describing the children as sociable and confident.

Parents wishing to find out more about the nursery can telephone 01642 614020.