Julia Durbin Day Nursery inspired by lockdown heroes
Nurses, delivery drivers and Joe Wicks were just some of the inspirational people that children and colleagues from Julia Durbin Day Nursery in Headington dressed up as to celebrate heroes of the pandemic, one year on from the first lockdown.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Roosevelt Drive, pre-schoolers marked the anniversary with a series of activities, including role playing as doctors and shop keepers, whilst hardworking colleagues were shown appreciation with a range of treats, including chocolates and a homemade cake from Deputy Manager, Aimee Corcoran as a thank you for their continued efforts and dedication.
Managers also made sure to spread the positivity outside of the setting with a socially-distanced to sister nursery Windmill Hill in Swindon, where they delivered treat baskets to the team to thank them for their support during the pandemic.
Julia Durbin Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Aimee Corcoran explained;
“We have had a fantastic time celebrating all the wonderful role models from over the past year and reflecting on how far we’ve come. This year has been unique to any other and we are hugely proud of our nursery families and colleagues for the way they’ve adapted to change and remained so positive throughout.”
Using money from its ‘Charity Support Fund’, which is in place to help worthy causes away from fundraising partner ‘Cancer Research UK’, Childbase Partnership is also making a donation to ‘Duty to Care’, a charity which supports the wellbeing of healthcare professionals.
Pictured: Freya and her hero; her doctor dad, who has worked throughout the pandemic.