There were exciting learning opportunities at every turn for children at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as they welcomed building developers from Willmott Dixon to the setting.
Having been captivated by ongoing construction works at the new Spelthorne Leisure Centre next door, pre-schoolers from the award-winning setting on Knowle Green were delighted to receive a visit from the team, who spoke to the children about the equipment used in more detail, as well as why it is so important to wear protective clothing such as hard hats on site.
To further the experience, children and practitioners were able to visit the site, where they watched the diggers in action and intently observed as the holes were made in the ground.
This inspired activities back at nursery, including creating structures using Lego and other building materials, as well as role playing as construction workers using dress up clothing.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Quality Manager, Hayley Blissett explained;
“We love to follow the children’s interests in nursery and want to send our heartfelt thanks to Willmott Dixon for enhancing this rich experience for the children. Our own construction area is hugely popular with both the boys and girls and is great for capturing their imaginations, as well as helping to develop maths skills, teamworking, problem solving and communication.”
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