BTC Students Offer Stay and Play Sessions | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) T Level Education & Early Years students in their second year of study welcomed back children from local nurseries Mama Bears and Kingwood Children.

The students work as a professional team, planning and leading the sessions with a wide-range of engaging activities that are delivered to the young children attending these excellent settings.

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

The children from Mama Bears Taunton and Kingwood Children Uffculme had a fantastic time, and feedback from nursery staff to students has been incredibly useful to their personal and academic development.

Feedback from local nurseries Mama Bears and Kingswood Children included the following:

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.

After another year of fantastic results, the T Level course continues to innovate and provide fantastic work placement opportunities and training in real-world environments. This continues the trend of T Levels offering a transformative educational experience to ready students for varied career paths in their future – whether primary teaching, nursery settings or many others.

Kay Davey, Course Leader, 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’m 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!

If you know a local nursery setting, child minder or preschool who would be interested in a Stay and Play session at BTC, please get in touch with Kay Davey at

For more information about our Education and Early Years course offerings and facilities, please visit, call Information & Guidance on 01278 441234, or come to one of our events.

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