There were learning experiences at every turn for children at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as they marked a range of cultural occasions at the setting.
Inspired by Grandmother’s Day and Grandfather’s Day which are celebrated the day after each other in Poland during January, children from the award-winning setting on Knowle Green were delighted to create greeting cards for their own grandparents, whilst listening to traditional Polish nursery rhymes at they made their masterpieces.
Following this, creating traditional hats, food tasting and using chopsticks were just some of the themed activities children enjoyed as they celebrated Chinese New Year. To welcome the Year of the Tiger, pre-schoolers also practiced Chinese letter and number formation, before writing a group letter to a sister Childbase Partnership nursery in China to form pen pals and find out more about their way of life.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Manager, Jen Ralphs explained;
“We’ve had a wonderful time celebrating this calendar of events, which has provided the children with so many rich learning opportunities and a wider understanding of the world around them. We are now looking forward to hearing back from our friends in China and finding out what we can learn from each other.”
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