18 July 2016

Children at Bright Horizons Englefield Green Nursery and Preschool have watched their planting ambitions come to fruition.

After first planting seeds in April at the nursery’s on-site vegetable patch, the children have since seen them grow into flowers and vegetables.

The activity was part of the company’s Green Gardeners programme which aims to initiate and enhance the children’s natural instincts and also help them understand the world around them.

“The children have thoroughly enjoyed planting their seeds and waiting for them to grow,” said Alice Blackman, nursery manager. “We pulled out the carrots to see how much they had grown and whether or not they were bigger than our preschool children. We look forward to eating them for lunch.”