Children from Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon were delighted to receive a visit from Dorset and Wilshire Fire and Rescue, following an interest in the topic amongst the group.
At the award-winning setting on Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, firefighters spoke about the equipment used to extinguish flames, before encouraging the children to try on the protective clothing and safety gear, including helmets and high-vis jackets.
As part of the exciting learning experience, children were also thrilled to have a guided tour of the fire engine, both inside and out, as well as sound the noisy siren. Families were also invited to join in with the occasion as part of Windmill Hill’s parent partnership programme.
Windmill Hill Day Nursery Quality Manager, Gemma Gill explained;
“We are so grateful to the firefighters for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and visit. The children were fascinated to learn more about the fire service and now have a much greater understanding of the important work they do within our community.”
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