A SWINDON nursery developed an app that families can use at home to improve their children's learning.

Busy Bees Swindon Broome in Pipers Way launched learning tool Unleashing Potential to provide parents with advice and learn-through-play activities for under-fives.

Parents can select off screen activities suitable for their child’s development which can be tailored to their individual interests, such as space, dinosaurs, transport or animals.

The aim is to ensure that youngsters are ready for school by the time they leave nursery.

Nursery manager Michelle Harris said: “Since we’ve been using UP, we’ve seen really encouraging results. We’ve always celebrated our parent partnerships, it’s such a vital relationship when you’re given the privilege of playing a part in their child’s development.

"We are always on hand to give daily feedback and any advice sought but UP enables us to take our support to a different level.

"Our parents all have different pulls and pressures on their time and resources at home. UP allows tjhem to access a range of age-related activities with helpful guidance and advice at the touch of their fingertips.

"The app explains how each activity supports their child’s development towards hitting key milestones, which our parents really value. We’re all looking forward to seeing the long-term benefits for our children as they reach their milestones and eventually start school."

The nursery's Enrolment Week, is from September 16 to 20.