Learning is fun with Secret Seed Society


LEYF open day

During Henry Fawcett Open Day

London Early Years Foundation see active play at the heart of the learning which takes place at their nurseries. This Spring their open days for parents focused on growing activities and they designed some fun workshops around the Secret Seed Society characters and online activities. Which you can try at home or at your nursery.


Every nursery received a boxset of Secret Seed Society Storybooks and Seeds. “The children were excited by the packaging and getting to unwrap their seed packet. They enjoyed the story and excitedly shouted out different vegetables and activities in the story.” Recounted Cat Wederell, who works at the Nursery at Marsham Street.

Painting vegetable masks

Painting vegetable masks

“Children love the outdoors and are fascinated by things that grow. Exploring living things stimulates children’s creative thinking and instils a sense of awe and wonder. The books and seeds from the Secret Seed Society featuring vegetable characters are a great way to make learning fun.” June O’Sullivan, CEO London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Cat, one of the helpers at Marsham Nursery who helped the children to grow their Chrissie Cress seeds said “They kept an eye on their seeds, having a daily look. They were happy to try the cress after seeing me eat some, and were surprised with the taste! I will include it in sandwiches next time!” .

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