A Tycroes-based day nursery has teamed up with a Penybanc care home after taking inspiration from a BAFTA nominated tv show.

Little Schoolhouse Day Nursery arranged their very own visit to Parc Wern Care Home in Penybanc following in the footsteps of Channel 4’s popular show Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds to learn about the benefits of intergenerational care between two generations.

The television series shows pre-schoolers share their classroom with pensioners for an extended period of time and explores if this situation where four-year-olds and 84-year-olds work and play together drastically improves the health and happiness of the older group.

Parc Wern Care home provides quality care and champions the advantages of Schoolhouse’s little people visiting their home and brightening the days of their residents.

As the name suggests, Little Schoolhouse is a small nursery with a big heart but together the staff and children value a strong sense of identity within the local and wider community of Tycroes.

They regularly visit the local library and park and always look for new places to explore.

Parc Wern care home is their latest opportunity to learn and play whilst forming new friendships.

During their first visit the Toddler and Pre School children enjoyed reading stories with the residents.

Nursery Manager, Rachel Kind Parton, said: “Little Schoolhouse children love stories and we know that the residents will have hundreds of their own to share.

“It was lovely to see the young and old engaging with each other and having so much fun in such a unique way.

“This year, we would like to arrange regular care home visits and plan some exciting and happy activities with the residents.

“We also visited the care home during the Easter Holidays.

“We made Easter bonnets with the residents and such activities will positively put a spring in the step of all involved.”

“Making a difference to children and families since 2015, Little Schoolhouse is committed to supporting intergenerational opportunities and believe that developing connections between the older people and very little people can benefit both the residents and nursery children- interactions that make a real difference.”