A LOCAL nursery welcomed a new arrival on Sunday (August 9) - an adorable Dexter calf.

Yet to be named, the calf born at the farm at Jubilee Day Nursery could be seen trying to keep cool in the heatwave as it carefully placed its front legs into a water trough.

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Soon, the calf will be introduced to other animals on the farm, including the many goats and sheep.

It will also be one of a dozen new calves expected on the farm this year.

The children at Jubilee Day Nursery and Jubilee Gems regularly walk to the farm in their bubble groups and pay a visit to the friendly animals. The children can often be found feeding them grass and petting them, much to the animal’s delight!

Lesley Thompson, manager at the nursery, said: "The nursery children love visiting the farm animals.

"It creates a real sense of wonder and enthusiasm about nature and the outside world, and we hope this stays with them long after they have left us here at Jubilee."

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Jubilee Day Nursery and its sister nursery Jubilee Gems are located in Padworth, West Berkshire, and set in more than 60 acres of private woodland and gardens, with a working farm.

Both nurseries provide endless outdoor learning opportunities for children aged from three months to five-years-old.

Jubilee Day Nursery remained open for key workers' children during the lockdown period and r-opened to all children on June 1.