STUDENTS in their second year of T Level education and early years study in Bridgwater and Taunton College (BTC) welcomed back nursery children for ‘stay and play’ sessions.

The students work as a professional team, planning and leading the sessions with a wide range of engaging activities delivered for the young children attending the setting.

Activities ranged from arts and crafts to a make-believe doctor’s surgery, all revolving around a central theme of ‘nursery rhymes.’

The children were from Kingwood Children, in Uffculme, and Mama Bears, Taunton, and feedback from nursery staff to students was useful to their personal and academic development.

Feedback included: “All the students were permanently engaged with the children – even our shy children were so at ease, engrossed and curious. All of the activities were brilliant.

“The students were very good at making sure every child was comfortable and getting involved with the activities.

“One student in particular noticed that a few of the children were shy and unsure on what to play with, and they did a good job at getting down to their level and interacting with them to build their confidence.”

The college’s T Level course continues to innovate and provide work placement opportunities and training in real-world environments.

It continues the trend of T Levels offering a transformative educational experience to students for varied career paths in their future, whether primary teaching, nursery settings, or others.

Course leader Kay Davey said: “It was simply a delight to see our students engaging and interacting with such a lovely group of children, demonstrating how far their skills have developed over the course of a year.

“The relaxing and playful environment have made such a lasting impression, and I am proud of my students for creating such an incredible environment for these young ones, a testament to the strength of what our T Level provision offers young learners.

“A huge thank you to the children and staff of both Mama Bears and Kingwood Children for their participation, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.”

Nursery settings, child minders, or pre-schools interested in a ‘stay and play’ session at BTC should email Kay Davey at [email protected].

More information about the college’s education and early years course offerings and facilities can be found on its website here or by calling 01278 441234, or attending one of its events.

BTC has campuses in Bridgwater, Taunton, and Cannington.