There were learning opportunities at every turn for children at Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead as they delved into their interests with a series of co-research activities.
Following one child’s fascination with the Titanic, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Park Road were delighted to immerse themselves in the themed environments set up especially by Nursery Practitioner, Kathryn Jenkins and Quality Manager, Robyn Shuck, complete with books, photographs and videos of the historic vessel.
As part of the inspiration, practitioners designed water-based experiments with model boats to help children understand the concepts of floating, sinking and force, learning basic maths and science messages as they went, as well as introducing new language around the topic.
Lime Grove Day Nursery Quality Manager, Robyn Shuck explained;
“We love to nurture the interests of our children to help build on their natural curiosity and ensure they get the most out of their time at nursery. They have shown a great deal of enthusiasm towards the Titanic focus and have really grown to appreciate the importance of the historical events that have shaped the world we live in today, which is lovely to see.”
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