We are excitedly preparing for the onset of Spring by starting work on our outside areas. Last week we had decking laid in the playground, providing a quiet area for chatting, drawing and role playing during break times. We are awaiting the arrival of dens and planters to make this an even more inviting space for the children. Next week we will be having the tarmac repainted and start our flower, fruit and vegetable planting. This year homegrown carrots, spinach, rhubarb will be on the menu; I know the guinea pigs will be especially pleased with the spinach! The flowers to be planted have been chosen for their butterfly attracting properties, so in a few months we hope to be butterfly spotting as well!
Now we just need some sunshine so we can really appreciate our lovely new space.