Following an interest in music and making sounds, children from Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon were delighted to welcome a talented drummer to the setting for a masterclass.
The musician, who is the parent of a Nursery Practitioner at the award-winning setting on Windmill Hill Business Park, introduced the group to a variety of different drums, from a cajon drum that the children could sit on, to an electric drumkit to create an array of beats.
As part of the learning experience, the drummer shared his musical knowledge with the children and gave a special performance on his very own drumkit as the group danced along, before having the opportunity to explore the exciting instruments for themselves.
Having been inspired by the music session, children were then able to showcase their creativity by making their own musical instruments using a selection of recycled materials.
Windmill Hill Day Nursery Manager, Lora Worthington explained;
“We love to follow the children’s interests in nursery to ensure they get the very most from their time with us. We are hugely grateful to our brilliant visitor for giving up his time to help deliver such an engaging session, which has had a real lasting impression. Playing musical instruments has a host of benefits, including aiding motor skills and concentration.”
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