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Lifting spirits at Sandfield Day Nursery

At Sandfield Day Nursery in Headington, kind-hearted colleagues have been working hard to create gift bags for their dedicated keyworker nursery families.

Filled with treats which had been kindly donated by brands and local businesses, parents from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery were delighted to receive gifts such as Cowshed beauty products, bags from ‘The Laundry Girls of Bicester’, Lucozade refreshments and rainbow car stickers.

The project has been led by Sandfield Housekeeper, April Spencer, who has also been spending her time packing meals for NHS staff and making cupcakes for the local police force in order to support and thank keyworkers.

With the help of her nursery colleagues, April has also been able to make over one thousand mask supports for hospital workers in order to ease the irritation that can be caused behind the ears due to wearing masks for long periods.  

Throughout nursery, children have joined in with the good deeds by making colourful pictures for the hospital after a request for artwork from an NHS parent who was setting up three comfort rooms for respite. In addition to the designs, Sandfield colleagues also donated treats of coffee, tea and biscuits.

Sandfield Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Mary Ellis explained;

“We have seen so many amazing acts of kindness within the community in recent times and we are delighted to be a part of this alongside April. Our keyworker nursery families were delighted to receive the gift bags, and we even donated them to parents at our sister nursery, Julia Durbin too.”