Emscote House Day Nursery children learn about life cycles

There were exciting learning opportunities at every turn for children at Emscote House Day Nursery in Leamington Spa as they observed real tadpoles to find out more about life cycles.

Having been provided to the nursery by a parent and a staff member, children from the award-winning setting on Warwick Place were delighted to follow the journey from frogspawn to tadpole, watching the process in real time, whilst co-researching with books and resources to further their knowledge on the next steps in the journey to becoming frogs.

This inspired the group to showcase their creativity by making a special rock pool for the tadpoles to enjoy as frogs, as well as using chia seeds and water to recreate the texture of frogspawn and enjoying finger painting activities to make their very own tadpole pictures.

At Emscote House, children take part in sustainable activities all year round, from planting and growing vegetables to crafting with natural materials, leading them to earn a prestigious ‘Green Flag’, the highest accolade in the international Eco-Schools programme, which is awarded for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices.

Emscote House Day Nursery Quality Manager, Laura Colclough explained;

“Having the tadpoles in nursery has been a hugely rich learning experience for the children and they have been captivated as they observed the physical changes taking place. This has given them a much better insight into life cycles and the process of metamorphosis, as well as an introduction to basic scientific messages and new vocabulary.”

Emscote House tadpoles


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200