Children at Busy Bees Nursery in Bedfordshire will be venturing into the great outdoors as part of a new initiative developed in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts.
Designed to reignite children’s curiosity for the natural world, and in doing so help protect its many wonders for generations of children yet to come, Busy Bees Goes Wild launches this month to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers across all of Busy Bees’ 236 UK nurseries.
This special learning enhancement has been developed by The Wildlife Trusts exclusively for children who attend Busy Bees’ nurseries and will be split into four sections – one for each season.
Children will take part in a number of wildlife-themed activities and document their progress in special scrapbooks designed by the charity. Scrapbooks will be judged at both nursery and national level with winners entered into national finals at the end of each season; all children will receive certificates on completion of each seasonal scrapbook and national winners awarded with goody bags and family membership to their local Wildlife Trust.
An overall Busy Bees Goes Wild champion will be crowned at the end of the autumn season later in the year and win a family break at a Center Parcs resort. Children who complete all four seasonal scrapbooks will receive special hats and t-shirts for their commitment and effort.
Nursery deputy manager, Hannah Hoyland at Busy Bees Bedford Elstow, said: “We hope this initiative will enhance our children’s understanding and appreciation of nature and its many inhabitants, whilst providing them with an opportunity to have lots of fun in the process.”