Connecting Children to Nature

At Day Nursery Centre we have experienced the benefits of how nature can heal and calm the children and staff alike. Giving children the opportunity to make a connection with the outdoors and nature enhances their development. The outdoors gives us freedoms that are not available when we are surrounded by four walls. Providing children with direct supervision allows them to take healthy risks that benefit their self-esteem and development. Adults and children have varying degrees of comfort when it comes to the outdoors; sometimes bugs, mud, cold, snow, rain or heat can be a discomfort to some. Our mission is not to make every child comfortable with bugs or mud, but to open their minds and help them to connect with some part of nature. Nature has a way of bringing us together with wonder, community, curiosity, exploration, imagination and freedom. Our objective is that everyone can find their own personal joy with nature.