Spreading joy at Grasshoppers Day Nursery
Children from Grasshoppers Day Nursery in St Albans have been showcasing their creativity with a series of activities in the hopes of bringing joy to others.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on York Road, children created a colourful window display in honour of the heroic NHS staff, whilst also discussing the roles of their own key worker parents. The rainbow has become symbolic during the coronavirus outbreak, with households up and down the country displaying pictures of them in their windows as a mark of solidarity and brighter days ahead.
Pre-schoolers from the setting have also taken the time to mark fundraising hero, Colonel Tom’s one hundredth birthday by joining with a sister nursery to look back over the notable events of his lifetime. Children from Grasshoppers focused on ‘Apollo 14’ in 1971 by watching clips of the launch, discussing space and also making their very own rockets using recycled materials as part of the festivities.
For children who are not currently able to attend the nursery, the pre-schoolers have been sending letters through the post to stay in contact and keep spirits up, whilst dedicated practitioners have been uploading story time sessions, as well as activities such as yoga which can be done from the comfort of home.
Grasshoppers Day Nursery Team Leader, Jodie Smart explained;
“We’ve been so inspired by the country’s incredible keyworkers and special individuals like Colonel Tom, so have loved incorporating them into our activities. We are really missing our absent friends, but are enjoying being creative in order to find new ways to stay in touch, and can’t wait to see them soon.”