There was cause for celebration at Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon as children and practitioners marked Lunar New Year with a series of inspired activities.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park, pre-schoolers showcased their creativity by painting lanterns and making paper chains which were then hung above the classroom doors as a symbol of good luck, before trying their hand at painting Chinese letters and numbers to develop fine motor and mark making skills.
As part of the festivities for the ‘Year of the Rabbit’, children were immersed in storytelling opportunities where they used the projector to create shadow figures for a special show, as well as impersonating zodiac animals including dragons and tigers to bring the tales to life.
Children also enjoyed practicing their chopstick skills and themed sensory play, before finishing the celebrations by creating their own money to exchange inside authentic money wallets, which were provided by a generous nursery family for the children to explore.
Windmill Hill Day Nursery Quality Manager, Karamay Pritchett explained;
“We had a fantastic time marking Lunar New Year and this provided endless opportunities for creativity. We believe it’s important to teach the children about a broad range of cultural events to give them a greater understanding of the world around them, as well as to celebrate the diversity within both our nursery and wider community.”
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