Festivities were well underway at Field House Day Nursery in Buckingham as children and colleagues joined millions of people worldwide in celebrating the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.
With the expert insight of nursery families who mark the occasion themselves, pre-schoolers from the award-winning setting on Tingewick Road were delighted to explore the traditional customs of the festival, which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community in 1699 and was originally a harvest festival, before becoming the most important event in the calendar.
As part of the festivities, children dressed in yellow and orange clothing and brought in donations of essential items for their local food bank, before enjoying a traditional chickpea curry for lunch and making their very own coconut ladoo to eat during snack time.
Field House Day Nursery Quality Manager, Kirsty Freshwater explained;
“Our study of different religions, traditions and customs is a year-round focus in nursery, but we all really enjoy celebrating special events like Vaisakhi. It’s always wonderful to have the personal input of our nursery parents to help enrich the learning experiences of our children and promote a wider understanding of the world and diversity within our community.”
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