Chesterfield mayor opens new ‘garden oasis’ at town nursery
A brand-new garden oasis and forest school area have opened at a Chesterfield nursery.
The Mayor of Chesterfield, Coun Glenys Falconer officially unveiled the new garden environment at Kids Planet Sheepbridge, on Dunston Trading Estate, last week.
Designed and created in partnership with Newby Leisure, the garden includes a herb planting area, natural water features, mud kitchen and sandpit and will offer children a space full of sensory richness away from technology.
Nursery Manager Sarah Jones, who believes it is essential for children to have the opportunity to spend time outdoors to build an important connection with the natural world, praised the work that has gone into making the ‘fabulous outdoor space’.
She said: “We were honoured here at Kids Planet Sheepbridge to have the Mayor of Chesterfield attend our setting. She spoke about the amazing charities she supports, which as a setting, we hope to raise funds for in the future.
"The team have put in an incredible amount of work to create our fabulous outdoor space and the children are loving the time spent in their new outdoor environment”.
Speaking at the opening, Coun Falconer said: “I was honoured to be invited to officially open the new outdoor area at Kids Planet Day Nursery Sheepbridge.
"The staff were professional and informative, and I was amazed by the standard of the new high quality, stimulating environment provided by the nursery.
"Kids Planet Sheepbridge is a lovely place for children to attend, and I look forward to hearing more about the Forest School classes they are running.”