Owl rescue centre
Our visiting owls provided children with a hand on educational experience, teaching them about the owl species, their habitats and their in importance in the eco system. It also helps our children develop a deeper connection to the natural world fostering a sense of wounder and aspiration for wildlife.
Ducklings and Chicks
Having the opportunity to have duckling and chicks hatching from egg in our nursery setting is incredibly valuable for teaching children about these adorable creatures and their life cycles. It provides a first hand and engaging experience that sparks curiosity and wonder in young mind. Witnessing the transformation from eggs to fluffy ducklings/chicks allows children to connect with the natural world gathering a deep appreciation for the marvels of life.
Having our local Bee keeps visit Woodlands is tremendously important as it offers children insight into the fascinating world of bees and the vital role that they play in our lives. Bee keepers can provide an interactive and educational experience, teaching children about the important of pollination. Additionally it is a great opportunity for sensory exploration, as children can observe where bee live, touch honey comb and even taste fresh honey
Tadpoles and Butterflies
Having the opportunity to have live tadpole/Caterpillars each spring provides an hands on learning experience that engages children and helps them better understand biological concepts. It introduces fundamental concepts of biology and ecology. Children learn to observe and document changes in the animals life stages, improving their observation skills. It also plants the seed regarding ecosystems and conservation. Watching these amazing animals transformations can teach patience and the concept of growth.
Stick insect's (Woodlands Pets)
Having pets as Woodlands is essential because it provides our children with invaluable opportunities for learning and emotional development. Interaction with pets such as stick insects teaches children responsibility and empathy as they learn to care for another living being.
Lola Woodlands wellness pug
Having a Well being Dog can be incredibly beneficial for children's emotional and social development. These furry companions provide a source of comfort and unconditional love. Lola visits Woodlands during school holidays.
Spring/Summer Mini boxing
At Woodlands our spring and summer boxing session provide the children with physical fitness, confidence in their abilities, team work, resilience and respect.
Exploring our local community
Outings in our local area, like walking to town, exploring local shops and buying produce from our local market, holds great significance for nursey children's development. These experiences offer an array of learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Exploring the community instils a sense of belonging and connection with their surroundings, forming a deeper understanding of the world thy live in. It encourages sensory exploration as they touch, see, hear and even taste new things.