Children and colleagues from Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell were delighted to spread Christmas cheer with a visit to the residents of nearby Castlemead Care Home.
Here pre-schoolers from the award-winning setting on Westbury Lane showcased their talents by singing a selection of popular Christmas carols to the group, including favourites such as ‘Jingle Bells’ accompanied by instruments, before handing out chocolates to the residents and talking about their excitement for the festive season over beverages.
On their walk home, children were thrilled to visit the local park, where they enjoyed using their physical skills on the climbing frame, slide and swings, before returning to the nursery for festive crafting activities, including making tree decorations to proudly display.
Meadow View Day Nursery Manager, Danielle Wright explained;
“The children had a lovely time visiting Castlemead Care Home and the residents were absolutely over the moon to see them. These intergenerational experiences can be so beneficial to both parties, and we are keen to engage in more visits like this in the New Year to create new learning opportunities and encourage citizenship amongst our pre-schoolers.”
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