Making Small Changes That Make a Big Difference

08 01.14

We’re always improving the Beeches environment for everyone

We’ve known for a long time that allowing the children in our care to express their individual creativity makes for a happier home environment. The Staff and the Children have taken this one step further by considering the benchmarks set out in Every Child Matters when making any improvements. We believe we have encouraged and inspired the children to actively participate in the process and given them the opportunity to make real choices about their personal spaces.The objective the team was given was to make The Beeches an even more colourful and vibrant environment to live and work in and the results have been astounding. We proved that even small improvements have a huge impact. For example, a fresh coat of paint and a few potted plants offered the entrance of The Beeches the face-lift it needed to become a more welcoming and inviting area and first impression.

The garden has been ‘spruced up’ by the keen members of the ‘gardening team’ and it’s made a real difference to certain areas being much tidier and usable.


Children have been extremely excited about having the ability to choose paint colours and suggest adaptations to their personal spaces – ‘Dora The Explorer’ wall murals have created a fun and vibrant atmosphere in some of the girls bedrooms while bold reds and blacks have featured heavily in some of the boys bedrooms – all these changes reflecting even more so the children’s personalities and interests.


Although we strive to keep The Beeches environment as ‘spic and span’ as humanly possible, we are always looking for ways where the smallest improvement can make the most difference to what is a happy home environment.