We have a number of animals at Inn Farm, which the children love. We have a fish, called Nemo, two rabbits called Nugget and Lola, a stick insect, a Giant African Snail called Shelley and three hens, who have been hand reared by our children. There are also ponies and donkeys in our paddocks that we visit regularly to feed with apples and carrots.
The children are encouraged to look after the animals, by helping to feed them, giving them water and helping to keep them clean. We believe that this experience helps the children to learn about loving and caring for living things, fostering a sense of responsibility and nurturing a passion for the natural world.
The children are taught how to interact gently with our nursery animals and we ensure the children always wash their hands after handling the animals.