Early Years

You are never too young to learn something interesting about animals. Fostering a strong bond between humans and animals in early years is proven to help prevent cruelty and encourage positive attitudes towards animals throughout someone’s life.

Thanks to our pioneering ‘Prevention through Education’ programme, children in pre-school across Scotland can learn about animal welfare for free!

What resources are available?

Those teaching nursery groups or young primary school children can download our free pack for early years learning. It’s packed with fun-filled activities that makes learning about animal welfare engaging for inquisitive young minds.

The pack features lots of information on what the Scottish SPCA stands for. Classes can learn about a typical day in the life of an inspector and get involved in role-playing to play through scenarios of the types of things we see on a daily basis. On top of this, there’s fun games with an educational message and songs for everyone to sing along too. We help all sorts of animals and the pack includes activities featuring domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife, so it’s a rich and varied experience.

Primary school children can also take part in our rabbit rescuers programme. This involves a visit from a Scottish SPCA education officer and will show the youngsters how to properly care for a rabbit. Sadly, rabbits are one of the most misunderstood pets in the UK. They are viewed as an ideal first pet but many people don’t meet their needs.

Find out more

You can download an early years pack by clicking on the below image.

Pre-school active learning about animals

Alternatively, contact our team on education@scottishspca.org to arrange a visit.