IT’S hard hats at the ready as work commences on a £100,000 garden makeover project at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Church Langley.
With the ability to accommodate up to 12 children the heated sensory lodge will provide the children with opportunities for relaxation, calm and tranquillity. The room, which will be equipped with various sensory objects such as lighting and bubble machines and tactile panels, will also aid in the development of hand eye coordination and language and social communication
The garden itself will be transformed into five main areas comprising a jungle garden, physical garden, baby garden, sensory garden and a water and construction play area. Moveable blocks, plant arches, a bicycle track, pulleys and buckets for weighing an measuring, interactive water channels, tactile walls and a mud pit are just some of the features that will be introduced.
Laura Evans, Nursery Manager, said: “For us our outside space is not just somewhere for children to run around and get some fresh air, it is also an integral part of the nursery environment and therefore it is important that it also supports their development. We are all extremely excited about the new garden because it will offer a whole host of new learning experiences for the children to enhance their development.
“The work is due to take about nine weeks and we’re planning lots of activities for the children so they feel included at every stage of the project and I am certain they will enjoy watching the builders at work. Kiddi Caru’s friendly mascot Roo is also paying us a visit while the garden is being developed, and no doubt we will be seeing him with a hard hat on at some point helping out!”
The new garden area was devised and will be completed by Timotay Playscapes, an Imaginative Play Garden specialist.
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