At Canopy, we love trees!
You will notice that trees, branches and leaves appear regularly around our nurseries and in our communications.
We love them so much that we have partnered with Ecologi to plant a tree per month for every child who attends a Canopy Children’s nursery. We think that this is the perfect way for Canopy to contribute to a healthier planet.
These trees will grow and make a positive impact on the world in the same way as the children on whose behalf they have been planted.
Click on the link below to see how many trees we have planted so far in the Canopy forest:
We love trees because they are such an important part of the natural world around us which we explore and celebrate with the children
They also represent how we view the development of babies and young children; they must start with strong roots in their personal, social and emotional development. Only when they feel settled, secure and bonded with their carers will they be ready to learn.
The trunk or stem of learning is provided by the Early Years Foundation stage, a strong, mutually supportive combination of the seven key areas of learning.
The branches mirror how we take these areas and build on them to follow a rich and ever-changing curriculum which can grow in different directions depending upon the influences of the individual children and their families. Children are empowered to follow their own interests and so each child’s learning will develop in its own unique way.
Each leaf which unfurls represents knowledge or skills that a child achieves, resulting in a broad, lush tapestry of knowledge.
We look forward to supporting our children and our forest to thrive together.