Woodberry Day Nursery mark World Down Syndrome Day

Woodberry World Down Syndrome Day

Children and colleagues at Woodberry Day Nursery in Winchmore Hill were delighted to show off their odd socks as they marked World Down Syndrome Day at the setting.

Taking part in the ‘Lots of Socks’ campaign, which encourages people to wear mismatched and colourful socks in order to start a conversation around the condition, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Church Hill proudly displayed their funky footwear, whilst speaking about the importance of kindness and celebrating differences.

Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Around 1 in every 800 babies will be born with Down syndrome, which causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and medical issues. There is no known cause.

Woodberry Day Nursery Team Leader, Lucy Harmanda explained;

“The children were thrilled to come in wearing their odd socks and this generated lots of lovely conversations on how we are all unique and special. We mark lots of events and cultural celebrations throughout the year to give the children a better understanding of the world around them and the rich diversity within it.”

World Down’s Syndrome Day is held on 21st March to represent the fact that individuals with the condition have three copies of chromosome 21.


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