Festivities were well underway at Westwood Day Nursery in Coventry as families and practitioners joined millions across the world in celebrating the festival of Diwali.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day on Westwood Way, parents were invited to join their children for a Diwali inspired party, where the group immersed themselves in all the occasion had to offer, from showcasing creativity by making colourful rangoli patterns with sand, to having their very own mehndi designs painted on hands by expert practitioners.
As part of the celebrations, families were delighted to stay for a traditional lunch consisting of dishes including a homemade vegetable tikka served with naan breads, whilst discussing the customs and traditions of the Festival of Light and the significance of the event to so many.
Westwood Day Nursery Manager, Carly Ward explained;
“We had a fantastic time celebrating Diwali and it was lovely to be joined by our nursery families, many of whom celebrate the occasion themselves. Whilst our study of different religions, traditions and customs takes place all-year round, the children really enjoy marking special events like Diwali. The input of our practitioners and families also helps to enrich learning experiences and promote a wider understanding of the world around us.”
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