Despite being labelled as the ‘the gloomiest day of the year’, there were smiles all round at Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell as children and colleagues turned the setting yellow to bring the sunshine and provide the perfect antidote to the Monday blues.
Dressed in their brightest clothing, groups from the award-winning day nursery on Westbury Lane were delighted to immerse themselves in the activities that made them happiest, from reading beloved storybooks to creating colourful artwork in special arts and crafts sessions.
As part of the festivities, colleagues enjoyed platters of yellow-themed sweet treats during breaks in the staff room, from fresh fruit and banana milkshakes to lemon cakes and cheesy crisps, all whilst sharing with their colleagues the things in life that brought them joy.
The latest celebration in nursery follows a new company wellbeing initiative launched in January, giving each colleague the potential to earn up to 20 extra days of paid leave throughout 2024, based on attendance, to help improve and enhance work-life balance.
Meadow View Day Nursery Manager, Danielle Wright explained;
“We know that this day can sometimes feel a little bit gloomy, so we decided to inject some colour to lift everyone’s spirits. Our children and colleagues really embraced the yellow theme, and it’s moments like these that remind us of the strong bond we share as a team, always ready to bring creativity and happiness into the lives of our little ones.”
‘Blue Monday’ is marked on the third Monday of January every year.
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