Children from Westwood Day Nursery in Coventry were delighted to welcome a special visitor to the setting as they took part in a range of activities to mark Road Safety Week.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Westwood Business Park, pre-schoolers greeted a local lollipop lady, who spoke to the children about her important role within the community, as well as the reason for wearing reflective clothing to be safe and seen.
As part of the learning experience, children were thrilled to try on the florescent jacket whilst taking it in turns to help each other ‘cross the road’ using the lollipop stick, putting into practice the ‘stop, look and listen’ technique and discussing top tips for staying alert.
Back inside, children showcased their creativity by making their very own lollipop sticks, helping to promote recognition of safety signs and the colours associated, before proudly patrolling with them in the garden outside as part of role play activities.
Westwood Day Nursery Manager, Carly Ward explained;
“We are incredibly grateful to our lollipop lady for taking time out of her busy day to talk to our children about road safety. This was a brilliant way to round off the awareness week and has given the group a much greater understanding of the highway code.”
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