There's always something to do in our garden. Arran and the team have been working away, adding new features and making upgrades. So far this year:
Playing outside encourages children to respect nature, the environment and helps provide some good old fashioned exercise. Flying Colours Nursery is lucky to benefit from our amazing garden with excellent resources and we encourage staff and children to create activities that utilise the excellent resources. But you don’t need to have a big garden or equipment to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some activities you can do at home to bring the outside in and vice versa.
Why not collect some leaves on your walk home and capture the beautiful details by putting a sheet of paper over the top and rubbing a crayon over it! You could also create an autumn tree collage with the leaves and objects you found outside.
Edinburgh is home to some amazing free parks where children can explore and enjoy seeing the leaves change colour and fall to the ground. You can also experience the beautiful foliage that Scotland has to offer.
To create your own sensory toys, collect some used bottles and wash them out with warm soapy water. Collect items from outside such as acorns, leaves and flowers - the more colourful and noisy the better! Finally, fill the bottles with your items to create some nature sensory bottles to shake and experience!
Always Remember - There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
I am happy to announce that Flying Colours Nursery, Barnton, will be open from the 26th of September 2016. The nursery interest register is available here, and by filling in your details you will be invited to our open days. Rates are available on the website here, should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
We are planning to hold preview days in early September. Once again, if you would like to attend one of these dates and you have not already, please fill in the interest register here and we will be in contact with full details.
This week, Will, our landscape gardener from Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens, has been hard at work creating our Eco Garden. This will include various raised beds for planting, seating and preparation areas for the children, a bug hotel, a willow archway and various murals which will make our garden a beautiful and exciting place for both children and adults.
The building is starting to take shape, with the Orange, Pink and Blue rooms on the bottom floor all nearing completion. New fire detectors, energy efficient LED lighting and environmentally friendly heating have been installed throughout.