Festivities were well underway at Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead as children and colleagues embarked on a series of seasonal activities in the lead up to Christmas.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Park Road, children were delighted to experience a special dinner with Santa, where they enjoyed homemade fish pie and fruit platters for dessert, as well as each receiving an early present during the magical meeting.
Throughout the month, children have also been showcasing their creativity by making greetings cards for their loved ones, as well as Christmas decorations including baubles and colourful ornaments, which they took with them on a trip to St John’s Church to decorate their very own tree, singing their favourite Christmas songs on the journey as they went.
As well as taking part in exciting crafting sessions, practitioners have been teaching children about the meaning of Christmas, using a range of resources including the interactive whiteboard and books to help them learn the Nativity story and the message behind the festivities, as well as the importance of showing kindness and generosity to others.
Lime Grove Day Nursery Quality Manager, Robyn Shuck explained;
“Christmas is always such a special time in nursery, and we love creating these lasting memories with the children and witnessing the joy on their faces. These activities really brought the true spirit of Christmas to life, fostering a sense of togetherness, joy, and community among our little ones as they visited the local church and made gifts for family.”
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