8 December 2008Add to My Folder
Eileen and John Colts-Tegg launched Organic Schools Limited in 2005 and opened Hedgehog Hill Organic Nursery School in Northamptonshire. Here Eileen shares her passion for going green
Q What inspired you to set up an organic nursery?
My husband John and I both came from a background in childcare. Although John is English, he once owned the largest Chicago-area nursery, which catered for more than 200 children. In the 1980s I had the only nursery in Cairo, Egypt. We both saw a need for nurseries in our Northamptonshire countryside area, but felt that we wanted to do it slightly different. So, we opened an organic nursery dedicated to organic concepts in food and environmentally-friendly activities, and this ethos soon expanded into the curriculum as well.