Did you enjoy your lunch today? We certainly did! Oyster mushroom risotto with roasted Jerusalem artichoke and salad greens all picked from our nursery garden. Before we left for the festive period, the children grew the oyster mushrooms by inoculating cardboard. They were delighted to harvest them today along with the Jerusalem artichoke they planted in the summertime and picked the salad greens from our polytunnel. Tell us what you're harvesting? #oystermushrooms #mushrooms
Choosing firefighters as our topic, the children learned all about fire. We discussed the feeling on our skin when we are near a fire or something hot and the risks of being burned. We talked about the importance of firefighters extinguishing large fires and rescuing people trapped in a burning area. “Fireman” shriek the children with joy as Richie, our handyman and former firefighter, walked in with his firefighter uniform on to discuss with the children his experience as a
The 21st-century space race has taken off with Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos showing their might by launching themselves into space this year, but there is another contender on the scene that’s name is not Elon but Arbor Green. The children of Arbor Green have begun their transit to astronauts whilst becoming experts in planets and star constellations in our solar system. To equip them for their epic journey into space, the children have gathered knowledge about each planet.
Our garden is thriving with delicious fruit and vegetables, so the time has come for the kids to get their hands dirty and harvest their spoils. The potatoes are ready! Planted late May by the children in grow bags, the potatoes had flowered and started to die back when their bags were tipped upside down into a tuff tray for the children to rummage through the dirt and find their spoils. When all the potatoes were found the children using brushes cleaned away all the dirt on
For the last two weeks, the world has watched, cheered and gasped as athletes from every part of the globe came together to compete on the biggest sporting stage at the Tokyo Olympics. Fully embracing the Olympic spirit, the children of Arbor Green have been learning and competing in their very own Olympic sports, showcasing the future of sporting talent coming out of Scotland. WEEK 1 Day 1 of Arbor Green Olympics saw the children participating in rhythmic gymnastics and tabl
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021 at Arbor Green Nursery. We couldn't be prouder to start your education journey and will miss you all so much. Wishing you all the best starting primary school. We know you will flourish! The children planned their graduation including what food they wanted, the disco and for it to be fancy dress. #graduation #classof2021 #childcareprovider #nursery #happykids #outdoorkids #lovemyjob #outdooreducation #stockbridge #edinburgh
Arbor Green Nursery is now on Instagram! Follow us and keep up to date on all the nurseries activities, food cultivation, news and events. #childcareprovider #nursery #edinburgh #stockbridge #outdoorlearning #outdooreducation #happykids #outdoorkids
We have spaces available for over 1-year-olds to become a part of our Arbor Green family. If you wish for your child to join our award-winning outdoor learning nursery in the heart of Stockbridge, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. #outdoornursery #arborgreennursery #outdoorkids #joinus #awardwinning #stockbridge #edinburgh #privatenursery #nursery #nurseryedinburgh
The last day of our 30 Days Wild Challenge - Day 30 was to write a wild poem. Use a haiku or sonnet to recreate a wild experience. We sat down as a group to discuss and reflect on the past 30 days of wild experiences. Everyone in the group spoke about their favourite day. We created a mind map of words we learnt, activities we enjoyed and experiences that stood out. Using the words and experiences out of our mind map, we created a poem. Hearing the birds tweet. Touching the g
Day 29 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge was to pick up litter, sweep the area for rubbish and pop it in the bin. The children sat down and discussed what rubbish and litter are. We came to the conclusion that any paper, plastic, leaves and sticks on the ground in our area is rubbish, as well as, frayed ribbons and loose stuffing on the ground. To help with our rubbish collection we made buckets from the bottom of plastic bottles and then went around our area filling our buckets
Day 28 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge was to map your local wildlife. The children sat down as a group and drew a map of the nursery. We spoke about what wildlife we’ve found during bug hunts, while caring for our garden and what wildlife has visited our area recently. We’ve seen and known that woodlouse, worms, spiders and snails live in our woods, forest and fairy garden. We’ve seen bees, birds and butterflies visit our yard and know that worms live in our garden beds.
Day 24 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge was to design a wild home from a bug hotel to a hedgehog hideout. The bug hotel in our area was looking very sad and empty so we decided to remake it to give the bugs a better home. From the field the children collected sticks, grass, leaves and flowers and everyone filled plastic bottles that were cut in half, with different pieces. We then filled our “bug hotel” tyre with all the bottles, layering them with egg cartons and pieces of wood
Day 23 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge is to decorate a wild mobile using twigs, string and leaves or paper birds. As a group we went into the field to collect some wild supplies. The children collected different flowers, leaves and twigs to create their very own wild mobile using glue and string to attach their wild spoils. It was wonderful to see the children use their imagination and creativity skills to create beautiful mobiles using natural resources. If you’ve done this c
Day 22 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge is to mediate in the wild. Strike a yoga pose and feel the stress melt away. In the field we did a yoga flow moving from a seed to a tree. While in each plant pose, we breathed deeply before moving to the next stage of the plants cycle. At the end of our yoga flow, we lay in the grass and listened to the wind, birds and the world around us. We learnt ways to finds calmness in our busy world using our gross motor skills to manipulate our bo
Day 21 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge was to google wild facts. As a group we used google on our iPad to find out secrets about some of our favourite animals. The children were interested to learn ladybirds smell with their antennas and feet, butterflies’ taste with their feet, wolves can roam 12 miles in a single day, koalas aren’t bears but actually marsupials and that tigers like to play and swim in water! If you’ve done this challenge at home, please share how you complete
Get set to brighten your weekend with our 30 Days Wild Challenges. Friday, Day 18 - Spot a wild mammal. From urban squirrels, foxes, or deer to country hares. Saturday, Day 19 - Scatter seed bombs. Throw seeds and soil in hard-to-reach places. Sunday, Day 20 - Keep a note of wildlife. List the species that you see from your window.
Have a great weekend exploring nature and share with us your completed challenges! #30dayswild #arborgreennursery #outdoorkids #outdoornursery #w
Day 16 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge was to sketch up close. Using nature as our muse we captured a variety of different textures and patterns using crayon rubbing. The children recognized the shapes and loved touching the textures they had used to create with. If you sketched up close, please show us your pictures via learning journals, our blog, or socials. We would love to see them #arborgreennursery #30dayswild #outdoornursery #outdoorkids #sketch #draw #nature
Day 15 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge is to whistle with grass. One of the children taught us how to hold the grass after telling us her grandad can do it. We then looked for a video for further instructions and came across this link on YouTube. If you would like to practice at home pleased click on the link above and tell us how your day 15 challenge went. We would love to hear about it so please share via learning journals, our blog or socials. #30dayswild #arborgreennursery
We had a great weekend exploring the wild in a variety of ways using our challenges to navigate our wildness. Saturday was day 12 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge and we created a work of art using leaves, pinecones, feathers and twigs whilst on Sunday, day 13 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge, we watched a wild webcam. Thank you to those for sharing your challenges with us. If you have any wildness adventure pictures from the weekend, we would love to see them! Today's challenge: "
Day 11 of our 30 Days Wild Challenge is - Picnic with the birds. Prepare a bird feast with fruit, cheese and seeds. We put out a banana seed platter for the birds at Arbor Green in the morning so we could watch the birds enjoying their feast throughout the day. Did you create your own bird feasts then please share it with us via learning journals, our blog or social media. #30dayswild #arborgreennursery #birdfeast #outdoornursery #outdoorkids