Forest School Nursery (Image: Sussex Wildlife Trust)
The Wildlife Trusts has joined forces with Busy Bees Childcare - the UK’s largest childcare provider to promote the great outdoors, its many inhabitants and the great fun that can be had exploring all that nature has to offer with children.
We want as many children as possible to experience nature and enabling this to happen at a young age is really important
Intended to reignite children’s curiosity for the natural world, and in doing so help protect its many wonders for generations of children yet to come, The Busy Bees Goes Wild awards programme, launched in January, will aim to inspire toddlers and pre-schoolers across all of Busy Bees’ 236 UK nurseries.
Between us, we’ve developed our own ‘Busy Bees Goes Wild’ awards programme exclusively for children who attend Busy Bees’ nurseries, to nurture and inspire children’s curiosity for the natural world, and in doing so, help protect its many wonders for generations of children yet to come.
All children will receive certificates upon the completion of each seasonal scrapbook and national winners will be awarded with goody bags and a free family membership to their local Wildlife Trust.
“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", said Adam Cormack, TWT's Communications Manager.
Children taking part in Busy Bees Goes Wild will complete a range of activities both in nursery and at home with their families, such as making bird feeders, drawing pictures and documenting wildlife they encounter while outdoors. In addition to the scrapbooks and associated activities, seasonal poetry and photography competitions will run as part of the initiative.
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