Green Fingered Nursery Children Get Planting

Spring is in the air at Little Trinity Nursery in Kidderminster as the children plant young leeks, carrots and parsley seedlings in the Nursery’s raised beds as the warmer weather begins. Little Trinity Nursery Manager, Miss Gaynor Carter, commented: “Planting seeds and then watching them grow before planting the seedlings out into the nursery garden is a wonderful way to introduce the children to the natural world. “Exploring and developing practical skills through play, using garden tools, trowels and forks and then watering their newly planted seedlings, is a fun learning activity and one in which all children from our youngest at 2-years, can take part.” Located on the Birmingham Road, Little Trinity’s garden is a long-established year-round activity for all children to enjoy, from spring planting through to harvest and winter planting with the children learning to grow all sorts of vegetables, flowers and herbs, producing an ever more and diverse selection of plants each year. As part of the Nursery’s daily Early Years personal, social and emotional development activities, children are encouraged to investigate by using touch, smell and taste to assist with their understanding of their surroundings and of the world in which they live; gardening is an activity in which the children, with supervision, can actively take part, watering the plants as they grow. Miss Carter added: “General gardening and growing plants is always an activity the children love and thoroughly enjoy, particularly when it’s time to harvest fruit and vegetables, which are then either tried and eaten at Nursery or taken home to share with their families.”