Bright Horizons Hinckley Day Nursery and Preschool recently hosted a fun-fair themed party for local families, celebrating its newly refurbished setting.
The event involved lots of engaging activities and stalls including hook-a-duck and face painting. In addition, families had the opportunity to explore the recently renovated facilities. Refurbishments at the setting have been extensive. The layout is now more open plan, and the setting has had new floors laid throughout. All kitchen areas have been modernised and new bathrooms have been installed.
Nearly £200 was raised through donations collected on the day and these funds will go towards the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children charity. The Foundation has Bright Spaces across the UK. These Bright Spaces provide children with the opportunity to play, learn, build positive relationships and heal from trauma in a place of safety.
Stacey, Nursery Manager, said: “It was a really wonderful community-led day. Thank you so very much to everyone who attended and helped to make it a great success. The refurbishments at our setting have had a massive impact on everyone, it’s really lovely to see the difference the works have made. The whole environment here encourages children to be curious and free to explore the beautiful spaces that the team has created. We are looking forward to continuing to see children develop and flourish and to welcoming new families to our setting.”
The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Hinckley, Scott and Cathie Gibbens were among the event goers in attendance. The Deputy Mayor said, “It was a pleasure to visit this wonderful Early Years setting and to see such love and passion for education from the team. Every child deserves the best start in life, and it is certainly delivered for families attending this nursery in Hinckley.”
The Bright Beginnings curriculum in use at Hinckley is in place across all Bright Horizons nurseries in England. It is designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of each child to promote confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning. It features “loose parts,” encouraging children to play freely with everyday items, whilst being supervised at all times, to enable them to develop creativity, solve problems and make connections in their learning. Children will also be provided with opportunities to engage in sensory experiences through art by using big paint brushes, paint rollers and floor brooms or mops on a large canvas. This type of activity is essential to develop the muscles in a child’s shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands, in preparation for writing.
If you would like to book a taster session at Hinckley Day Nursery and Preschool please visit the website here.