KIDS GO WILD WITH JUNGLE CREATURES

News release

16th May 2012

Youngsters from The Old Station Nursery have been getting up close to jungle critters as part of their learning about the natural world.

The children were given a chance to touch and hold a variety of animals native to rainforests thanks to a visit from Walter Morfitt from Animal EDUtainment.

Exotic creatures included a tarantula called Grace, a cockroach, a giant millipede, a snake called Queen Bess, a horned frog, a crested gecko and many more.

Nursery Manager Jackie Taylor said: “We are always looking for new ways to help the children learn about different things and giving them a chance to actually experience the animals in person was a great idea.

“The children really took to the animals well and all wanted to take turns touching or holding them – they were very brave indeed!”

The visit took place this morning (May 16). As well as having jungle animals brought in, the nursery has also had a French teacher in to help the children learn the names of Jungle animals in French.

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Notes to editors:

  • Managing Director of The Old Station Nursery Sarah Steel set up the first nursery in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, in 2002 when she left the army and was unable to find suitable childcare for her two children. There are now 13 settings.
  • The company won the Business Development category of the Nursery World Awards in November 2008 and was shortlisted for the Nursery Chain of the Year award.
  • Animal EDUtainment was founded by Walter Morfitt who worked in conservation and education for over 20 years. Find out more at www.animal-ed.co.uk/

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
cerri@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk
t: @cerridelaney

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We are always looking for new ways to help the children learn about different things and giving them a chance to actually experience the animals in person was a great idea.
Jackie Taylor, Nursery Manager at The Old Station Nursery's Faringdon setting