The Bury College Childcare department recently had a festive celebration to mark the opening of the Ceder Lodge, a new outdoor childcare classroom.

The outdoor classroom will be utilised by T-Level students to support learning outside the classroom and compliments the forest school provision. The classroom's development will be supported by students who help to create sustainable experiences such as wildlife habitats and growing beds.

This project has been supported by capital funding for specialist equipment from the Department for Education. This was allocated to Bury College to support T-Level providers such as Bury College with the equipment required to ensure our students benefit from developing their skills using industry-relevant equipment and facilities.

To celebrate the opening, students and staff got together to sing carols and take part in some festive activities like making their own decorations. 

Joanne Cherrie, Head of Childcare and Early Years at Bury College, spoke about the benefits it’s going to bring to the students: “The students already work with Fisherfield Farm Nursery in providing outdoor activities for children. We look forward to extending this to supporting exciting craft activities and storytelling sessions in the new outdoor classroom to develop their own skills ready for the workplace in becoming Early Years Educators and Teaching Assistants.”

Our T Level Childcare courses teach students how to support the class teacher to enhance learning, to ensure that pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and progress by staying on task. Click here for more information: