September is always a fresh start in the nursery world. We’ve had the sad goodbyes with those leaving for school during the summer months; but then lots of new children start and the year begins again…
The first month is all about visits, and getting our new starters settled in. Some children seem like they’ve always been with us, and others have a little separation anxiety. This is something the nursery practitioners are used to, and it is part of our job to ensure that each child is comfortable.
The Genesis Daycare Nursery in Rochdale was awash with colour and wonderful aromas this week. The children and staff celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr as they dressed up and enjoyed some delicious food together.
Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the major celebrations of Islam. It comes at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and marks the end of the fasting period.
The Genesis Milnrow nursery went back to nature in May and enjoyed a cracking good time. As part of the ongoing educational programme given to the young children, the nursery received chicken eggs and incubators from Living Eggs (a Yorkshire company), and Mother Nature did the rest.
The experience is designed to teach the children about the wonderful cycle of life, how to look after living things, and also about the importance of hygiene and cleanliness.