West Downs Day Nursery colleagues banish the Monday blues

West Downs Blue Monday

Despite being labelled as the ‘the gloomiest day of the year’, there were smiles all round at West Downs Day Nursery in Winchester as colleagues enjoyed a series of ‘Blue Monday’ inspired wellbeing celebrations at the setting.

At the award-winning day nursery on Romsey Road, staff were delighted to receive a series of gifts as they arrived for work, including a goody bag filled with blue sweets and their very own jar of positive affirmations to boost morale when needed, providing the perfect antidote to the Monday blues, courtesy of their grateful management team.

The latest celebration in nursery follows a tax-free bonus of up to £3,000 for each colleague and a pay rise in December, recognising them all as employee-owners of Childbase Partnership, which has a total of 44 Early Years settings across England.

West Downs Day Nursery Business Administrator, Anna Kenrick explained;

“We had a lovely day proving that today didn’t have to be a blue one. The gifts were hugely popular amongst the team and this presented another fantastic opportunity to show our colleagues how appreciated they are, by both colleagues and nursery families.”

‘Blue Monday’ is marked on the third Monday of January every year.


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