Generous parents and practitioners from Julia Durbin Day Nursery in Headington have made a donation of Easter eggs to the Oxford Food Hub to help local people who need it most.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks due to the cost-of-living crisis, families from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Roosevelt Drive made the contribution of 162 chocolate eggs to ensure every child would receive a treat this Easter, with the overall donation weighing a grand total of 117g and spanning 18.3 metres.
Having pledged a year-long fundraising and donation drive for The Trussell Trust, parents and colleagues from the setting have been taking part in regular collections of essential food and household items to keep the organisations well stocked in supplies to serve Oxfordshire.
Julia Durbin Day Nursery Charity Representative, Emma Piorkowski explained;
“We are so grateful to our nursery families for their generosity and the constant example of kindness they set to the children. We are dedicated to easing some of the hardship that so many are facing at the moment and wanted to make sure everyone had an egg this Easter.”
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