There were learning opportunities at every turn for children at Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick as they went on an exciting journey of discovery with the help of ‘Science Sid’.
The alter-ego of Nursery Practitioner, Alex Girvan and Team Leader, Charlie Fallon, the expert professor has been paying weekly visits to inquisitive youngsters at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street, delivering special masterclasses on STEM topics to ignite a passion for ‘Science’, ‘Technology’, ‘Engineering’ and ‘Maths’ amongst the children and build on their knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts.
During his latest visit, Science Sid led children on a trip to their local supermarket, where they used their clipboards and visual prompts to find the supplies needed to create an exploding volcano, which they purchased using the self-checkout and carried in their baskets back to nursery, along with the ingredients for a healthy cooking activity later in the week.
Having returned to the setting, children showcased their creativity by constructing their volcano from an array of materials, before mixing the bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and food colouring together to create lava, and watching on in awe as it erupted before their eyes.
Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;
“Our little ones have been eagerly anticipating their weekly visits from Science Sid and have had the best time taking part in the experiments, which promote a real sense of awe and wonder, as well as encouraging problem solving and forming opinions based on fact. We are so lucky to have such a devoted team of practitioners, who are committed to creating such rich and memorable learning experiences for our children and we hope these activities will continue to inspire a passion in them which we can continue to support in nursery.”
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