Mental Health Awareness Week at Devonshire

Devonshire Mental Health Awareness

The spotlight was on hardworking colleagues at Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick as they were celebrated with a series of initiatives during Mental Health Awareness Week.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street, grateful Manager; Emmy Avery put together gift bags in secret to give every colleague a boost, which included self-care items, a wooden pocket hugs token, motivational key ring and postcards, stress ball, sweet treats and a heartfelt handwritten note of appreciation, bespoke to each staff member.

Touched by the sentimental gesture, colleagues took the time to read each other their personalised messages during breaks, with Team Leader, Thevya Sutharman commenting; “This has really made my day, these notes always mean so much to me.”

Meanwhile, children took part in a range of activities to mark the occasion, from talking about their feelings with the help of their beloved ‘The Colour Monster’ storybook, to taking part in mindfulness activities including yoga to learn how to better improve emotional regulation.

Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;

“I am a Mental Health First Aider and a big advocate for putting this first. Supporting my staff team is hugely important to me and I want them to always feel they can come to me with anything they need, and be assured that they are getting the right help and guidance. These bags were a token to let them know how valued they are and a reminder to prioritise taking care of themselves, so I’m glad they were so well received.”


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

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