Pre-school’s values captured in logo
MARYLAND pre-school, in Glebe Way, Amersham, is launching a new logo to celebrate its links with the ancient woodland of Chesham Bois and neighbouring St Leonard’s Church, which recently had its 800th anniversary.
The pre-school is bidding a fond farewell to its old logo – a child’s drawing of a train – and is introducing the design of a tree created from a cross and children’s handprints.
The tree was chosen to reflect the significance of the nearby woodland and Chesham Bois common.
Both are visited regularly by the children and form a key part of their outdoor play experience and nature exploration.
Maryland has also announced Forest School sessions will be introduced by trained members of staff from September. This is an inspirational programme offering learning opportunities through hands-on woodland play.
But it is not just the woodland that has an important part in the dayto-day life of the preschool, so does its owner, St Leonard’s Church.
Maryland is the only Christian-run and led nursery in the area. Its Christian values are at the heart of its care for each child while children from all faiths are welcomed.
Chairman of Maryland pre-school committee, Andrea Hayers, said: “We feel the new logo encapsulates what’s really important to us here at Maryland: our Christian values, the imminent launch of our own Forest School and, of course, our children, who we hope to see grow and flourish just like the image of the tree.”
The logo will be launched at the Chesham Bois Village Fete on Saturday, where the pre-school will be running a stall.
Children help to launch the new logo for Maryland pre-school.