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Little Muddy Boots celebrates its 5th anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 Little Muddy Boots, a gardening and nature club for pre-schoolers and toddlers based in Ascot and Warfield. Little Muddy Boots was founded by Hannah Brewer, as a result of her passion for promoting outdoor play in the early years. Playing and learning together outside stimulates a child's creativity, supports problem-solving skills, boosts their immune system and most importantly can help create precious childhood memories.

Each session is different and packed full of new things for your little ones to explore and learn about. From growing bean teepees, pond dipping, making weather stations, to drilling bee homes. There is so much fun to be had playing outdoors!

We run weekday sessions and a Saturday club for our parent/child groups, and weekly sessions for local preschools and primary schools.

The classes are fun and relaxed, so get your boots on and come join us at our next Little Muddy Boots session

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Little Muddy Boots face to face lesson sell out! Parents desperate to include more outdoor play in their day.
Since re-opening the Little Muddy Boots face to face classes after lockdown, the outdoor toddler and pre-school classes held at Jealotts Hill Community Landshare in Warfield have been fully
booked with additional sessions being added due to demand really emphasising the ‚Äėimportance of¬†outdoor play‚Äô during this pandemic. ‚ÄúChildren aged 1-4 are advised to spend at least 3 hours per
day being physically active.‚ÄĚ (NHS, 2020)


Parents have been really keen to get their toddlers and pre-schoolers back into a ‚Äėnormal‚Äô routine¬†since lockdown restrictions lifted; playing, learning and developing outside but most importantly
socialising after months of limited interactions for both children and their accompanying adults. We¬†also know at Little Muddy Boots that ‚Äútime spent in high quality outdoor environments has been linked¬†to children having a leaner body and better night time sleep.‚ÄĚ (Soderstrom, 2013) The outdoor¬†environment is a great setting for the families with the fresh air and autumn sunshine.
Several changes have been made to the Little Muddy Boots garden to make it Covid safe. This has included individual family kits for each lesson, disinfecting garden tools and toys in between
sessions, social distanced seating and a new outdoor toilet - solely for the use of class members. The changes have been well received and everyone has just settled back into the garden as
before.


Little Muddy Boots also successfully evolved during lockdown creating an online monthly subscription, sharing a weekly set of activities, videos, crafts and recipes for its members. The Little Muddy Boots online subscription continues to run and is still proving popular for parents who’s children are needing to self-isolate or simply want to do some fun nature related activities and crafts at weekends.


Quotes:
“It has been fantastic to see the Little Muddy Boots garden a hive of activity again, albeit in a Covid-Secure way. The children have thoroughly enjoyed being outside picking apples, learning
about harvest and making bugs from clay and sticks. Both the adults and children are seeing the benefits of being back in our inspiring environment and are feeling the benefits of this social
interaction again, which is so crucial to both toddlers and pre-schoolers as well as those looking¬†after them‚ÄĚ. Hannah Brewer, Little Muddy Boots Founder.
‚ÄúJust wanted to say how much we are enjoying Little Muddy Boots. It is providing a structure to our¬†day and is wonderfully comforting. It gives so much joy to my two children ‚Äď the youngest attending¬†the weekly class and the oldest who enjoys it after a the formal teaching at school.‚ÄĚ Mrs Walker,¬†Ascot, Little Muddy Boots Parent.

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Little Muddy Boots now in its 6th year and offers outdoor nature, gardening and forest school sessions for children between 1-5 years to over 120 local families, in both the weekly family sessions, home-education sessions and classes taught at an Ascot nursery.
Information Pack available here: https://www.littlemuddyboots.co.uk/faq-info/
www.littlemuddyboots.co.uk    Contact: Hannah Brewer  hello@littlemuddyboots.co.uk