Sussex Nursery Holds a Fun Tea Party To Celebrate Opening of New Garden

Bright Horizons Tudor House Burgess Hill Day Nursery and Preschool recently welcomed its current families for a fun tea party to officially open the nursery's newly refurbished garden area.

A 12-month garden project has transformed the outdoor space at the nursery, which is located on Gloucester Road, Burgess Hill. The newly refurbished garden is now a beautiful learning and play area for children. It features a mud kitchen area with a planter and mud container, a captivating water wall feature, and a playhouse surrounded by planters. These additions provide children with opportunities to engage in exploratory play and Connecting with Nature. The nursery will undertake elements of Nature Kindergarten such as identifying different species of plants, trees, insects and learning about sustainability in a natural environment.

During the event, which was held on May 24, there were drinks and high tea served where families joined in with the celebrations. Families were given a comprehensive tour of the nursery by Manager, Rosie. They were also accompanied for proceedings by John Butler, Director of Finance at Bright Horizons UK.

John officially opened the newly refurbished garden area by cutting a ribbon.

John Butler, Finance Director for Bright Horizons UK, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed attending the opening of Tudor House Nursery’s brand-new garden space. Rosie and her team have worked hard in creating a stimulating environment for the children to learn and explore outdoors. Our Nurture Approach is research based and guides our way of being with, teaching and caring for children, in all our nurseries, including Tudor House. Our dedicated practitioners nurture the whole child, recognising that emotional wellbeing and secure attachments provide the foundations for children's learning and development.”

The garden refurbishment at Tudor House aligns with Bright Horizons' wider Future Earth Agenda, which promotes sustainable practices and encourages early years learning about the environment.

Bright Horizons offer an enriching Bright Beginnings Curriculum at all their nurseries including Tudor House Nursery, designed by Early Years specialists from Bright Horizons. Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings puts each child’s happiness and wellbeing at its heart.

Their Nurture Approach puts children’s emotional development and wellbeing at the centre of the nurseries everyday practice recognising that children’s wellbeing and emotional development is key to all aspects of learning.

The Nurture Model professional development training programme was developed by Bright Horizons in the UK in partnership with clinical psychologist, Dr Sarah Mundy. It recognises and supports the unique developmental needs of the child focusing on healthy emotional development and indicators of wellbeing.

For more information about Bright Horizons Tudor House Burgess Hill Day Nursery and Preschool, please visit their website.