At Mayfield we believe that it is important for children to learn about animals at the earliest stages to further their knowledge of the world, this is one of the key areas of learning outlined by EYFS.
During the farm visit to the Nursery the children were allowed to enter the pop up enclosures whilst being supervised by the trained professional. This gave the children a unique opportunity to have a hands on experience exploring the similarities and differences of the animals, this proved to further their sensory development.
The children met and fed the donkeys, chickens, goats, sheep, lamb, ducklings and Duke the pig- not forgetting the bunny rabbits and guinea pigs! The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting and cuddling the animals in their own garden, where they felt comfortable and were surrounded by familiar faces.
We look forward to the Farms next visit in 2018!

City Farm Trip 2015