There was cause for celebration at Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead as the team honoured their beloved colleague and Nursery Practitioner, Kathryn Jenkins, as she marked her milestone 25–year anniversary at the setting with a week of festivities.
With the title of longest-serving employee at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Park Road, Kathryn has helped to positively shape the lives of countless children throughout her career, making a lasting impact on grateful families with her unwavering commitment to early childhood education and determination to provide the highest standards of care.
To honour the special occasion, pre-schoolers showcased their creativity by making their own portraits of Kathryn, complete with personal messages, whilst the proud team laid on buffet lunches and bespoke cakes, before presenting her with cards, presents, balloons and a memory box, filled with cherished memories from both children and staff over the years.
Lime Grove Day Nursery Quality Manager, Erica Fitzpatrick explained;
“Kathryn is such a bubbly, lovely, wonderful member of our team and I don’t know where we’d be without her. The smiles on the children’s faces when they see her walk through the door are a testament to the incredible bond they have formed, and she is an inspiration to us all. We can’t thank her enough for all she does and hope she knows how cherished she is.”
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