YOUNGSTERS at a nursery near Shipston enjoyed a visit from a vet, in the latest series of guests helping them learn about people who help them.

Vet Emily Emerson, whose son William Emerson, aged one, is in the baby room at Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery, in Upper Tysoe, popped over to pre-school to explain to the three and four- year-olds all about how she looks after the health and welfare of a variety of animals.

Rachel Giorgio, Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery’s manager, said: "Emily brought the bag of instruments she uses when examining animals, as well as lots of bandages and showed the children how to use them on a cardboard cut-out dog.

"Her own dog came along too and was very popular with the children."

The month-long project will round off with a paramedic dropping into nursery last week.

Ambulance technician Mike Medcraft called into see them and taught children how to apply bandages to various limbs.

Ms Giorgio added: “The children had tremendous fun when Mike paid us a visit.

“We are very grateful that he was able to spend some time with us and the children found it very interested and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.”