There were exciting learning opportunities at every turn for children at Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon as they received a special visit from the ZooLab and its animals.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park, pre-schoolers were delighted to get up close and personal with an array of creatures, including a tarantula, snake, frog, African land snail and millipede, all whilst learning facts from expert handlers.
As part of the experience, children were able to hold and stroke the creatures, before learning about their basic needs and care routines, including diet and habitat, as well as engaging in conversations around life cycles and the responsibility of caring for pets.
Windmill Hill Day Nursery Manager, Kayleigh Blaylock explained;
“Visits from ZooLab are always incredibly popular with our children as they adore animals and love learning more about them. Their team are so knowledgeable and even adapted the experience to our youngest children, so they got the opportunity to meet the creatures too. We are so grateful to them for helping us create these special memories for our little ones, which inspired further activities in nursery including arts and crafts and storytelling.”
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