Thoughtful parents and practitioners from Hampstead Gate Day Nursery in Milton Keynes have made a donation of advent calendars to ensure no child goes without this Christmas.
After appealing to families at the award-winning setting on Eelbrook Avenue, colleagues were delighted to hand over a grand total of 142 advent calendars to the Milton Keynes Food Bank, who will now distribute them to families in the community who need them most.
Hampstead Gate Day Nursery Team Leader, Ashleigh Smith explained;
“This can be a magical time of the year but also one of real financial hardship for many, especially in the current climate. Something as simple as an advent calendar is often taken for granted but is incredibly special for a child in the lead up to Christmas. We are so grateful to our amazing nursery families for helping us to make this donation possible.”
Milton Keynes Food Bank looks to provide emergency support to those in crisis and relies solely on the donations of the public and help of volunteers. The charity is currently appealing for tinned items, cereal, toilet roll, long-life milk and Christmas food items.
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