The sun was shining for children at Highfield Day Nursery in Edgbaston as they celebrated National Beach Day with a series of exciting activities to bid their final farewell to the nursery.
Armed with their buckets, spades and inflatables, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Highfield Road took to the sand at the specially created beach, where they enjoyed digging for buried treasure and showcasing their skills with a sandcastle building competition, before taking to paddling pools in the garden outside.
Having put on their waterproof suncream and sun hats, children enjoyed splashing around in the cooling water and playing filling and emptying games to develop hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills, before taking to the shore for a traditional seaside lunch of fish, chips and peas, served in authentic takeaway containers to further replicate the exciting experience.
The celebrations were the final goodbye before heading to school for the ‘Class of 2023’, who also enjoyed a bittersweet graduation ceremony, with proud families watching on as children received their certificates of achievement to mark the important milestone.
Highfield Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Louise Walker explained;
“We had a brilliant time transforming the nursery into a beach to make the children’s final days at Highfield extra memorable, and their reactions were certainly worth it. Although we’re very sad to see them go, we are hugely grateful to have been a part of their Early Years journey and will always treasure the memories we made during their time here.”
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