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Forterra helps Leicestershire nursery return to nature

Forterra helps Leicestershire nursery return to nature

As part of its Community Fund scheme, leading building products manufacturer Forterra has contributed £1,000 to Nature’s Way Forest Kindergarten, Leicestershire’s first, and only, fully outdoors childcare setting.

Located amongst the woodlands of Cattows Farm in Heather, just seven miles from Forterra’s newly renovated Desford brickworks, children are encouraged to develop confidence, investigate and learn through the natural world.

The nursery is fundraising to expand its facilities, and Forterra’s donation will assist with purchase of a wooden gazebo that will act as a sheltered area for dining and learning. The gazebo will be raised off the ground to create a clean, more hygienic eating space.

Lucy Welland, Founder of Nature’s Way Forest Kindergarten, said,

“We have been working hard to develop an engaging and enjoyable site for our kindergarteners to explore, including creating an outdoor kitchen, mud play spaces and a sensory garden, and this additional gazebo will enable us to continue to provide quality, innovative childcare within Leicestershire.

“We really appreciate Forterra’s contribution to achieving our goal of ‘rewilding’ the next generation.”

Caroline Wildman, Marketing Director at Forterra said,

“Nature’s Way Forest Kindergarten sounds like a brilliantly innovative programme, and we’re delighted to help with enhancing their facilities to provide children with the best experience.”

The Forterra Community Fund gives charities, clubs, groups and societies the opportunity to apply for funding or building products to be used in projects that make a positive contribution to their local community.

To apply to the fund, please visit

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