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Marathon achievement for charity at Windermere

There was cause for celebration at Windermere Day Nursery in Kettering as a devoted member of the team completed the Rutland Spring Half Marathon to raise funds for charity.

Completing the gruelling 13.1-mile route around Rutland Water, Sian Kenny; Nursery Practitioner at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ setting on Haweswater Road, was delighted to finish the course in a total of two hours and 19 minutes, raising £340.00 for the British Heart Foundation, with donations still incoming from supporters to help fund vital research.

Sian is no stranger to a fundraising challenge, having previously taken part in initiatives including a climb up Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, with her nursery colleagues to help raise money for The Trussell Trust food bank network, as well as countless dress up days and sponsored events to support worthy causes at Childbase.

Windermere Day Nursery Team Leader, Hayley Kernick explained;

“We are so proud of Sian, who is such a selfless individual and an inspiration to us all. She constantly goes above and beyond to support our charities and is a fantastic role model to the children and example of kindness. Raising money for worthy causes is hugely important to us as a nursery and we are so grateful to have such committed colleagues and families, who are always so enthusiastic to give back, even in times of hardship.”

Windermere Day Nursery have adopted British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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Generation Day at Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill Generation Day

There was an event for the ages at Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon as children and colleagues dressed up in clothes from the decade they were born to raise funds for charity.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park, pre-schoolers and staff teams enjoyed showcasing their outfits during the special ‘Generation Day’, with trends including leg warmers and neon from the 80’s, athleisure wear and double denim from the 90’s and clothing inspired by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to represent the 2020’s.

As part of the occasion, children also took part in co-research activities using books and the interactive whiteboard to help find out more about life in decades gone by, including popular music and dances, historic events and significant figures, all whilst raising money for the British Heart Foundation, which will help fund research into congenital heart disease.

Windmill Hill Day Nursery Manager, Kayleigh Blaylock explained;

“We had a fantastic trip down memory lane as part of our Generation Day and loved admiring everyone’s outfits, which ranged from the sixties up to post millennium. Our families and colleagues always put so much effort into these events and we are so grateful for their continued support in getting behind the worthy causes we support on a yearly basis.”

Windmill Hill have adopted British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising drive.

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Lime Grove families take on marathon charity challenge

Inspired by the TCS Mini London Marathon, which encourages children to get involved with the exciting annual event in the capital, families from Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead have been challenging themselves to get active for a very worthy cause.

Throughout April and May, children, parents and staff from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Park Road are attempting to clock up as many miles as they can through walking, jogging, running and cycling to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation, having each been given their own participant number and sponsorship form.

As part of the initiative, groups are hoping to far exceed the distance of the 26.2 mile London Marathon course, with a total of 13 miles already under their belts collectively as they explore their local parks and trails in a bid to support research into congenital heart disease, with a colleague walk from Hemel Hempstead to Berkhamsted and back also planned.

Lime Grove Day Nursery Quality Manager, Robyn Shuck explained;

“Everyone has shown so much enthusiasm towards our marathon initiative already and this is proving a fantastic way to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles whilst getting out in nature and making the most of the lighter evenings. We are so lucky to have such a supportive nursery network who are brilliant at backing the charities we support. We can’t wait to see the impact this will have on the British Heart Foundation at the end of May.”

Lime Grove have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising drive.

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Devonshire colleagues take on British Heart Foundation 10k

Devonshire 10K BHF

A team from Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick showcased their dedication to making a difference by taking part in the British Heart Foundation 10k to raise vital funds for the cause.

Taking to Kew Gardens over the weekend, colleagues Helena Fernandez-Cuervo, Anna Ball and Ewa from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street were delighted to finish the race, raising a total of £380.00 for the charity, with donations still incoming from generous supporters, which will help fund important research into congenital heart disease.

Having both lost immediate family members to heart disease, Anna and Ewa were determined to take action and honour the memory of their loved ones, whilst Helena was keen to support her friends and challenge herself during the 6.2 mile fundraiser.

Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;

“We are incredibly proud of Helena, Anna and Ewa for taking on this challenge. It is truly inspiring to see our team come together and push themselves for the benefit of others. Their commitment to supporting research into heart disease is a true testament to the strong sense of compassion and community that exists within our nursery.”

Devonshire Day Nursery have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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Edwalton raise over £450 for charity during Heart Month

Edwalton Day Nursery in Nottingham have been embracing the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Go Red for Heart Month’ with a series of exciting initiatives to raise money for the cause.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Melton Road, parents were delighted to join their children for a special Valentine’s themed workshop, where groups enjoyed exploring different crafting stations set up throughout the room, with exciting activities including card making, sensory play, collage creating and ornament decorating.

As part of the festivities, Charity Representative; Natasha Maan, organised a bake sale which saw talented colleagues rally to produce their best homemade bakes, from brownies and fudge to cookies and marshmallow sticks, which were specially packaged and sold, raising a total of £455.55 for the British Heart Foundation to fund congenital research.

Edwalton Day Nursery Quality Manager, Laura Pickford explained;

“Our team have worked so hard throughout Heart Month to create fundraising opportunities for everyone to enjoy. We have been blown away by the amount raised and the generosity shown by our nursery families, who set an amazing example of kindness to the children. The British Heart Foundation is such an important charity, and we are so pleased to be supporting them this year.” 

Edwalton has adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive. Heart Month is taking place throughout February 2024.

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Pennypot families embark on special walk for Heart Month

Pennypot charity walk

Families, colleagues and pets from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham were delighted to show their support for the British Heart Foundation as they gathered for a sponsored walk.

Inspired by Heart Month, which runs throughout February, groups from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Pennypot Lane met at Virginia Water Lake on the edge of Windsor Great Park, where they completed a three-mile trail, raising a grand total of £590.00 for the worthy cause, which will now help fund life-saving research and support.

After sending the invitation out to parents, Pennypot colleagues learnt that the date of the event coincided with the special ‘Heart Birthday’ of one of their brave nursery children, Jack, who received his final surgery to fix his heart three years prior to the date of the walk.

Jack’s Mum, Laura explained;

“On the 18th February 2021, Jack had his second open heart surgery; a day we will forever remember as the day they were able to fix his heart. Jack was diagnosed with an AVSD a couple of days after he was born – his first operation was when he was seven months old and his second one at nine months. It’s thanks to the incredible work of charities like the British Heart Foundation that this kind of surgery is even possible, and that Jack is the healthy, happy little boy he is today. We are delighted that they are Pennypot’s chosen charity this year and we look forward to helping support them.”

Pennypot Charity Representative, Aprille Goubert explained;

“The walk was a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for an amazing charity and catch up with our lovely families outside of nursery. Watching the children run around and have so much fun with each other and their pets was a lovely reminder of the importance of coming together as a community to help others in need. We raised an incredible amount of money, and we are so grateful for the generosity everyone has shown; knowing this is a cause so close to some of our nursery families makes the donation even more special.”  

Pennypot has adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive. Heart Month is taking place throughout February 2024.

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Woodlands make special toy donation to charity

Woodlands British Heart Foundation shop donation

Kind-hearted pre-schoolers from Woodlands Day Nursery in Barnet have made a generous donation of their pre-loved toys, all to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.

After holding a collection in aid of Heart Month, which is taking place throughout February, children from the award-winning setting on Orchard Road were delighted to walk to their local British Heart Foundation shop, where they delivered their old books, games and teddies to volunteers and had the chance to speak to them about the impact their donation would have, with the money raised used to support families and fund life-saving research.

On the walk back to nursery, pre-schoolers were thrilled to stop off at their nearby pond, where they admired the local wildlife and discussed the importance of giving back. 

Woodlands Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Emma Bloom explained;

“We are so proud of the children for showing such kindness and maturity in handing over their toys to help others. They did such a brilliant job and were so pleased to see how happy this made the volunteers at the British Heart Foundation, who were also incredibly impressed by their thoughtfulness. This was a brilliant way of involving the children in our awareness drive, whilst promoting compassion and clearing room for new books and toys.”

Woodlands has adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive. Heart Month is taking place throughout February 2024.

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Heart Month at Sandfield

Sandfield Day Nursery in Headington have been embracing the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Go Red for Heart Month’ with a series of exciting initiatives to raise vital funds for the cause.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Sandfield Road, children and colleagues dressed up for a special wear red day, where they showed off their brightest outfits, whilst families enjoyed a raffle with the top prize of a Valentine’s hamper, raising a grand total of £280.00 for the charity which will help fund essential research into congenital heart disease.

During the festivities, pre-schoolers were delighted to showcase their creativity with a series of themed crafting activities, from making greeting cards and artwork for their loved ones, to helping talented Nursery Chefs make red heart cookies to give to their parents as gifts.

Sandfield Regional Charity Ambassador, April Spencer explained;

“We aim to make a real difference when it comes to supporting worthy causes and this one is very close to our hearts. Every day around 13 babies in the UK are diagnosed with congenital heart disease. With this charity we have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for these babies and the support available to their families. We are so grateful for the backing of our incredible nursery community in helping the incredible causes we choose.”

Sandfield has adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive. Heart Month is taking place throughout February 2024.

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Devonshire ‘Go Red’ for Heart Month

Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick have been embracing the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Go Red for Heart Month’ with a series of exciting initiatives to raise money for the cause.

Dressed in their brightest outfits, children from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street showcased their creativity with an array of themed crafting activities, from creating greetings cards for their loved ones and making collages and artwork using recycled materials, to exploring red sensory playdough and delving into pink gloop play.

As part of the awareness drive, pre-schoolers have been learning all about the human body and the important function of the heart, whilst families have been making ongoing donations to the British Heart Foundation as part of the nursery’s year-long fundraising campaign for the charity, with all proceeds going towards vital research into congenital heart disease.

Devonshire Day Nursery Team Leader, Charlie Fallon explained;

“Raising money for worthy causes has always been hugely important to us as a team and it’s wonderful when we can involve the children in our fundraising initiatives too. Not only are they having fun and progressing in their development, but they are also learning valuable lessons about compassion and generosity which they can carry into their adult lives. We are hugely grateful to our nursery families for their support in helping the charities we choose.”

Heart Month is taking place throughout February 2024.

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Sharing the love at Knowle Green

Knowle Green Valentines Fundraising

Festivities were well underway at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as children, families and colleagues celebrated Valentine’s Day, all whilst raising vital funds for charity.

At the award-winning setting on Knowle Green, pre-schoolers were delighted to showcase their creativity with crafting activities, where they made greetings cards and artwork for their loved ones, before taking to the kitchen to bake special cupcakes to gift to their parents.

As part of the celebrations, hardworking colleagues were given confectionary gifts by their grateful Manager, Chanelle Weaver, who also put on a spread of sweet treats in the staff room for teams to enjoy during their breaks, whilst families were able to purchase fresh red roses from the reception area, with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

Knowle Green Nursery Manager, Chanelle Weaver explained;

“We had a brilliant day celebrating love and friendship in our nursery community and it was lovely to see the children’s excitement at giving their homemade gifts to their families. We also used this day as an opportunity to teach our little ones about the value of helping others and giving back with more raised for the fantastic cause that is British Heart Foundation.”

Knowle Green has adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive and will focus on supporting research into congenital heart disease.

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Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

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

Email: cedars.nursery@childbase.com