Highfield children make special visit to Wildlife Park

Highfield Wildlife Park Visit

There was excitement for children from Highfield Day Nursery in Edgbaston as they visited Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park to learn more about the creatures who live there.

From lemurs and meerkats to otters and monkeys, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Highfield Road were delighted to meet a unique collection of animals from around the world, learning all about their care routines and habitats, as well as the important role the park plays in protecting the array of species’ from going extinct.

During the visit, children were captivated by the park’s resident red panda, leading practitioners to adopt the creature at the end of the day, much to the delight of the group who have used the sponsorship to find out more about the exotic animal through co-research back in nursery, using the interactive whiteboard, books and arts and craft activities.

Highfield Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Louise Walker explained;

“We had a fantastic day at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park and left feeling so lucky to have such a wonderful place on our doorstep. Through the adoption, we will be contributing to the care and wellbeing of the red panda, and the children will be able to learn more about the importance of wildlife conservation and the positive impact we can have in protecting endangered species. We are looking forward to visiting the red panda again soon.”

“We believe that by inspiring a passion for nature and wildlife at an early age, we can foster a lifelong love and understanding of conservation among our little ones”, she added.

It is for such initiatives that Highfield have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag award as part of the international Eco-Schools scheme, the highest accolade is the programme, which is given for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices.


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