WEEKLY WORKSHOPS TO PLAY, OBSERVE & LEARN

Kindergarden is an exciting outdoor education program created to encourage Early Years children to enhance, interact with and take ownership of the green spaces that they inhabit.

Weekly workshops incrementally build layers of learning and are filled with practical gardening activities, story telling, drama and art. Through these varied learning mediums Kindergarden pupils are able to absorb challenging academic content, expand vocabulary, develop fine motor skills, whilst engendering an appreciation of the living world around them.

In participating in Kindergarden, pupils and staff will also be integral in the creation or enhancement of a beautiful and vibrant garden; a perfect space to play, observe and learn.

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Thanks to Studio Cultivate, the children are exceeding in Understanding the World in Pre-School. For that we are extremely grateful.
— LISA SNELL – Head of Childcare. ICP Nurseries Ltd

SEASONAL LEARNING

Kindergarden workshops take place in a school’s garden or playground and run twelve months a year, rain or shine. The programme is divided into four seasonally themed modules, each exploring the world of gardens and the many fascinating living things that occupy them.



SPRING
Waking & Growning

SUMMER


The Living Garden

AUTUMN
The Sleeping Garden

WINTER


The Soil Detectives


KINDERGARDEN AT MY NURSERY

Knowing that all schools and nurseries are unique, we are more than happy to discuss the best ways in which Kindergarden could work at your school. However, over the years of running Kindergarden, we have learnt that workshops are most successful when delivered to small groups for short periods of time. We therefore recommend that each workshop has a duration of 30mins and is delivered to no more than eight pupils at a time. The enables workshop topics to be conveyed with ease and encourages strong bonds to be built between practitioner and pupils.

Find out more about delivery costs, materials and spaces required on our FAQ’s page.


The weekly lessons are a highlight of the week; Studio Cultivate not only teaches gardening skills; they offer exciting new language and terminology, and manages to distil some very complex material into a child-friendly format.

I really cannot recommend Studio Cultivate highly enough.”
— Tiffany Clutterbuck, Director, Newpark Montesorri.

CREATING & ENHANCING OUTDOOR SPACES

Studio Cultivate can provide garden designs for schools hoping to create or enhance their gardens. We work closely with teachers (and pupils) to create vibrant and productive outdoor spaces that provide a platform for learning and play.

We are happy to provide a complimentary garden design at the beginning of each contract.

SHEPHERDS BUSH MONTESORRI NURSERY - SCHOOL GARDEN CREATION, Before (left) and after (right)

SHEPHERDS BUSH MONTESORRI NURSERY - SCHOOL GARDEN CREATION, Before (left) and after (right)