Every year, for our children leaving us for school, we celebrate their journey through nursery and their preparations for school. This is a great event that both children and their families love!
The moment children enter our nursery marks the beginning of a journey that sees them grow and develop in readiness for the next chapter in their young lives – school. From the initial reliance and dependency of care in the baby rooms, their first faltering steps, first words spoken, to the independence that children gain across the nursery, we are all here to watch, support and share with parents as these milestones are achieved.
Over the course of this year, physical development has been a major interest and focus for the children, through physical sessions in the rooms to our weekly CirKids sessions, so what better way to celebrate with our school leavers than with a sports themed leavers party.
With a dress code of ‘sporty’, the children arrived dressed in their best attire for a CirKids session run by the children’s favourite sports personality, Lorna. She came along with an array of activities, including the egg and spoon race, bean bag throwing and bowling. Enthusiasm was the word of the day as the children threw themselves whole-heartedly into the activities cheered on by proud parents and grandparents and of course the staff team.
Whilst the sporting activities continued, parents were invited inside to view a slideshow showcasing the children and their time at nursery. To a musical soundtrack of Proud (Heather Small), Rule the World (Take That) and You Raise Me Up (Westlife), it was tissues at the ready as pictures of the children emerged one by one onto the big screen.
To celebrate the children’s nursery achievements and participation in their sporting activities it was soon time for the presentations. The children were called up individually by their very proud Key Person and presented with their learning journey, trophy and a special book of memories filled with pictures and events of each child’s time at nursery. Our well wishes were shared with both parents and children through an emotional and heartfelt speech by the Pre-school Supervisor before the children then went off to enjoy a party lunch of pizza, dips and fruit.
We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in setting up and taking part in our very special day and we look forward to seeing lots of pictures of happy children, dressed in their uniforms ready for their first days of school.