It may have been the hottest week of the year, but that didn’t deter children and colleagues from Rowan Tree Day Nursery in Welwyn Garden City as they took part in a week-long ‘Space Hopper Challenge’ to raise vital funds for babies born premature or sick.
Having filled each room with age-appropriate space hoppers, children from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Guessens Road were delighted to join in with staff between their daily activities and care routines as they tried to achieve the highest number of bounces per day through pedometer readings, raising a grand total of £619.00 for ‘Bliss’.
Rowan Tree Day Nursery Business Administrator, Becky Hibbert explained;
“The children really loved the Space Hopper Challenge and this proved to be a brilliant way of keeping active, as well as a new experience for many. Our colleagues are always finding creative new ways to fundraise and we love to involve the children wherever possible.”
“It was the hottest week, but luckily we had the air conditioning units to keep us cool, as well as shaded areas of the garden so we could enjoy the challenge both indoors and out. We are so grateful to our nursery families for getting behind the worthy causes we support.”
The Space Hopper Challenge is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for Rowan Tree, whose colleagues have recently spent the night ‘sleeping rough’ under the stars as part of the Childbase Partnership ‘Big Sleep Out’, as well as holding a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tea Party and raffle, cake sales and more to raise money for Bliss.
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