Milton Keynes Mayor visits Woodlands

Woodlands Mayor

‘Impressive’ was the verdict of Milton Keynes Mayor Councillor Mick Legg when he joined children for cooking activities in their new mini kitchen at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Woodlands Day Nursery in Downs Barn.

Officially opening the newly renovated nursery in Byerly Place, Downs Barn, the Mayor and Mayoress joined children for cooking and mixing activities in the Preschool ‘child-sized’ kitchen complete with sink and oven.  

Touring the new open plan spaces in the age-appropriate rooms, the library and the garden at the nursery, the Mayor said:

“The nursery spaces and resources are impressive, and I congratulate you all on the interesting learning activities you have created for the children who all look very happy,” he said, adding that the focus on best environmental practice and education was encouraging.

Woodlands Day Nursery holds the Eco Schools top accolade – The Green Flag – for exceptional environmental awareness and practice.

The nursery is part of the award-winning employee owned Childbase Partnership, which has dominated ‘Best Places to Work’ Lists for over 14 years.

Pictured L-R Woodlands Manager, Alyson Hefferon, Mayor, Mayoress, Lorna Wigley, Childbase Director of Quality and Training and Louise Hill, Childbase Operations Director.

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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