Mental Health Awareness Week at Westwood

Westwood Mental Health Awareness

The spotlight was on hardworking practitioners from Westwood Day Nursery in Coventry as they were celebrated with a series of initiatives during Mental Health Awareness Week. 

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Westwood Business Park, grateful Managers; Lyndsey Matthews and Susan Zaparaniuk created gift bags to give every colleague a boost, which included self-care items, trinkets with inspirational messages, sweet treats and practical advice and exercises for improving mental wellbeing. 

During the week of festivities, colleagues also enjoyed dress down days and sharing tables in the staff room, where they enjoyed lunches as a team whilst making time to talk about their emotions and exchanging the things that they valued most about each other.

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.

Westwood Day Nursery Manager, Lyndsey Matthews explained;

“As leaders in early childhood education, we have a responsibility to create a positive and supportive work environment for our teams. This includes promoting open and honest discussions about mental health, providing resources and training to help staff cope with stress and anxiety, and fostering a culture of compassion and understanding. We are so grateful for our colleagues and all that they do and want to ensure our nursery is a safe space and inviting space for all.”


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