Children and colleagues from Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines have been celebrating Black History Month with a series of inspiring activities throughout October.
As part of the ongoing learning experiences, children from the award-winning setting on Knowle Green were delighted to welcome a pre-school parent, who spoke to the group about her family’s culture and heritage as part of the Ashanti Tribe, originating from Ghana.
During the session, children were captivated to learn that family members included a King and a cocoa farmer, who was the first person to sell his produce to Cadbury’s chocolate.
From learning the Ghanaian Adowa dance to looking at traditional clothing and ways of life, pre-schoolers were able to immerse themselves in all the opportunities on offer with the help of their special guest, as well as talking about why it’s so important to embrace differences.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Quality Manager, Hayley Blissett explained;
“The pre-schoolers had a fantastic time learning more about Black History Month and we are so grateful to our incredible nursery families for taking the time out of their busy schedules to help create these rich learning experiences for the children. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where cultural diversity is visibly celebrated, and children leave us as happy, confident learners with a strong and positive sense of identity.”
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