Children from Cherry Trees Day Nursery in Cranfield were delighted to receive a card from Kensington Palace, having sent a letter of condolence to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis following the Queen’s passing in September.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Duncan Road, children in the setting’s ‘Caterpillar Room’ detailed the ways in which they’d honoured Her Majesty’s life, from holding a Paddington Bear themed tea party complete with marmalade sandwiches, to listening to ‘God Save the Queen’ and looking at photographs from her 70-year reign.
Back in the summer, children of all ages celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with families invited to the nursery gardens for a ‘Very Royal Tea Party’, as well as creative activities including crown making and bunting decorating for the occasion.
The reply, which contained a photograph of the Queen, read;
“The Prince and Princess of Wales would like to thank you for the kind words you sent following the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Their Royal Highnesses have been extremely touched by the very thoughtful messages of condolence that they have received during this time. They will deeply miss Her Majesty, who played such an important part of both their lives, but so appreciate your message which has provided them with a great deal of comfort.”
Cherry Trees Day Nursery Quality Manager, Lorraine Harben explained;
“We were all deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty, who was an important figure in the lives of so many. We have been sensitively handling the children’s questions and were thrilled to receive such a lovely reply from the Palace following these celebrations of life.”
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