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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Nature kindergarten published research

In 2015 the Mairtown teaching team were fortunate enough to be able to take part in some research on Nature Kindergartens through La Trobe University, Australia.

Of course,  and as everyone will know, the whole of the Mairtown Kindergarten team really value the nature programme that we run for our oldest 10 children. It is through our nature programme, that we have seen the benefits our children gain. For instance resilience, sensory exploration, creativity, learning about our community and developing a relationship of love and respect for mother nature herself.

We do not see nature with our eye, but with our understandings and our hearts (William Hazlitt, 1859)

We were delighted to hear that this research has been published in the International Journal of Early Years Education.

For anyone wanting to access the article, please click here 

A big thank you to Leanne Grogan for allowing us at Mairtown Kindergarten to be involved in this research and for giving us the opportunity to share this enormously important work.

When children see that you wonder about and care for living things, when you marvel at a flower or a sunset or the moon on a particular night, that gives them a respect for nature too. It’s contagious! (Fred Rogers)

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