There were learning opportunities at every turn for children at Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon as they celebrated European Day of Languages with a series of exciting activities.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park, pre-schoolers showcased their creativity by making inspired arts and crafts, from flags to famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa, before exploring the European countries on a map and using talking tiles to practice common words and phrases.
As part of the festivities, children took part in a special tasting session complete with traditional food items from around the world including croissants and Welsh cakes, before taking to the kitchen to bake their very own bread and cheese scones, all whilst learning basic kitchen safety and developing fine motor skills, teamwork and communication.
During the celebrations, families also enjoyed a themed bake sale to celebrate the rich diversity within the nursery, with parents bringing in offerings of their signature dishes including Italian focaccia, German bienenstich cake and Spanish ensaimadas, with all proceeds going to The Trussell Trust food bank network to help local people facing hardship.
Windmill Hill Day Nursery Quality Manager, Karamay Pritchett explained;
“We had a brilliant time celebrating European Day of Languages and we have been so impressed by our children and their enthusiasm to learn more. This occasion not only highlighted the importance of language learning, but also helped foster a sense of unity and appreciation for diversity among our pre-schoolers, all whilst raising money for charity.”
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