Pre-schoolers from Julia Durbin Day Nursery in Headington were delighted to welcome a local children’s author to the setting as part of celebrations for National Storytelling Week.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Roosevelt Drive, children were visited by Teresa Heapy, talented author of the ‘Very Little’ fairy tale series, who delivered a special storytelling session to the captivated group, complete with puppet friends and a sing-along.
As part of the learning experience, Teresa spoke to pre-schoolers about the different versions of fairy tales and her own process for writing stories, before answering any questions from the group on her journey to becoming a published author.
During the visit, children showcased their creativity by making their very own storybook characters using half face drawings by Teresa which they were challenged to complete.
Julia Durbin Day Nursery Manager, Emma Wallbridge explained;
“The children loved this inspiring session with Teresa and we believe we might have some Julia Durbin authors and illustrators of our very own in the future. Storytelling is an amazing way of bringing people together, and is great for inspiring, entertaining and capturing imaginations. We love having visitors come in and this was very special for all involved.”
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200