Following an interest in ‘people that help us’, children from Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines were delighted to welcome local police officers to the setting to learn more.
At the award-winning setting on Knowle Green, pre-schoolers were captivated as they listened to the Surrey Police officers speak about their important role in keeping people safe within the community, before being given a guided tour of the police car and its sirens, as well as having a chance to try on the specialist uniform, including protective vests and hats.
During the experience, the group were thrilled to be introduced to resident police dog, Chester, whilst his handler spoke about the training their canine companion had received and examples of cases he could assist with, much to the fascination of the children.
At the end of the visit, pre-schoolers were able to ask the local heroes questions about their job roles and journey to becoming police officers, with the experience inspiring role play and dress up activities back inside, putting their newfound knowledge into practice.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Manager, Chanelle Weaver explained;
“We are immensely grateful to the Surrey Police officers, who went above and beyond to ensure this was a memorable experience for our children. Their dedication to educating our pre-schoolers on personal safety and fostering trust with the community is inspiring and this opportunity has really helped take our learning on the subject to a new level.”
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