Generous grant funding of £9,850 and £1,000 from Tesco Bags of Help, together with our fundraising efforts, have enabled us to start work on our Natural Garden Project. 

An unused area of wasteland in front of our Pre-School has been incorporated into our Pre-School garden. 

This area has been turned into a wonderful Natural Garden and has the following imagination zones:-

* Outdoor story telling area, complete with story telling throne and toad stool
   seats.

* Animal Hide where children can watch what is going on in our new bug hotel,
   butterfly house, bird feeders and hedgehog house.

* Magical Wooden Teepee

* Water station, Sensory station and Music station.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Flo Nash officially opened our Natural Garden on Tuesday 23rd October 2018

 

 

The children and Ann Marie presented her with some flowers to say thank you.

 

 

 

   

Our new music & sensory stations.

   

Our animal hide and the start of our bug hotel, due for completion shortly.

    

Our Tepee and water station.

  

 10th October 2018 - the children worked hard today with our friends from Gro-Organic to finish our fantastic bug hotel and bugs have already moved it!

 Below are some photographs of the construction process which started on Monday 20th August, by our friends at Gro-Organic.  We will add to these photographs as work progresses.


 

 Day 1: Monday 20th August - before work began

 

Day 2: Tuesday 21st August - clearing away debris has begun and the base of the tepee has been constructed.  Just waiting for the skip to arrive! 

 

Day 3: Wednesday 22nd August - the skip arrived yesterday and all of the unwanted vegetation was removed and the tepee is starting to take shape! 

 

Day 4: Thursday 23rd August - the tepee is complete!  The fencing is being installed today! 

 

Day 5: Friday 24th August - the fence is now up and the gates and being built today! 

 

Day 6: Tuesday 28th August - the internal fence is going up and the start of the activity station! 

 

Day 7 - Wednesday 29th August - the internal fence is now finished the garden is secure.  Work starts today on the decking for our animal hide. 

 

 

Day 8 - Thursday 30th August - the decking for the animal hide is complete and you can see where the paths around our natural garden will go.  It's really taking shape! 

   

 

Day 9 - Thursday 30th August - you can now see the footpath.  Animal Hide, music, water and sensory stations to follow! 

   

Day 10 - Friday 31st August - work has started on the sensory and water stations. 

   

 

Day 12 - Tuesday 4th September - our sensory and music stations are taking shape.  The animal hide looks great! 

Tuesday 2nd October painting our wildlife hide and planting sensory plants. Thank you to our brilliant parent helpers.