This weekend we held our annual Christmas Fair, which was open to all our families and the wider community. Our team has been extremely busy in the weeks leading up to the fair planning fun festive activities for all that attended, and it turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable day. All rooms in the nursery were open and set up with a variety of different activities.
Our Baby Room was transformed in to Santa’s Grotto, with lots of snow and Christmas decorations. Not to mention we had Santa himself here for the children to visit and have their picture taken.
Our ‘Toddler 1’ Room housed a Winter Wonderland, with several craft activities and Christmas themed treasure baskets for the children to explore. A sensory arctic scene was set up with ice cubes and jelly, along with some arctic animals. Children used bagels, lard and bird seed to create bird feeders and also made their own snowmen from white playdough.
Moving into our ‘Toddler 2’ Room saw more craft activities on offer, all with a Christmas theme, and all offering different experiences. Children enjoyed making reindeer food, decorating gingerbread biscuits and making their own bauble and candy cane decorations.
We had several business stalls here, which were all set up in our Pre-school room, as well as Sam, our nursery chef, offering hot drinks, children’s lunches and Turkey sandwiches during the fair.
Staff contributed items to create a beautiful Christmas Hamper that was raffled off and won by Mr and Mrs Rawsthorne, parents of one of our babies. Our very own Kimberley Kelly also created a lovely Christmas cake as a prize. Anyone who entered needed to guess the weight of the cake and Mr Woollam came closest with 1.25kg (the cake actually weighed 1.30kg!)
The fair was busy from start to finish, often with queue’s to see Santa, but it was lovely to see so many of our families and the community come together for a wonderful start to the festive season. Check out the rest of our pictures below!