Vets and Pets at Twyford day Nursery
A real-life vet visited the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Cedar Park Day Nursery recently, to talk to the children about her role and about how to take good care of pets.
The children enjoyed this visit so much that they have recreated their very own animal hospital in their imaginative area, adding vets role play outfits, soft toys, stethoscopes, bandages and animal reference books.
Inspired, the nursery has adopted their very own pet, Popcorn the Hamster. They have been involved with the risk assessing, deciding the care routine, learning how to feed him and look after him.
Cedar Park Manager Emma Kemp said:
“It was wonderful having a vet come into nursery to talk to the children. She also happens to be a Cedar Park parent which made the occasion even more special. Pets inspire natural curiosity in children and animals offer a range of learning opportunities including knowledge and understanding of the world.”
Practitioners are now planning a trip to Twyford Vets to learn more about what they do and the types of animals they care for.