Elmscot Broussa Nursery Strengthens Community Spirit
Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery and Nursery School has been strengthening bonds with the local community this month by welcoming the ambulance service and Broussa families into the nursery, as well as visiting care home residents.
During the visit from the ambulance service, the children explored the ambulance and were even allowed to sit at the driver’s seat. The paramedic explained to the children about her job and what the team does during an emergency.
The children’s family members were invited to take part in creative activities and see what their children enjoy doing at nursery. This included baking, dance, music and painting – which the adults and children all loved and created a great talking point even outside of nursery.
Elmscot Broussa has also been enabling the children to build intergenerational relationships through visits to a local care home to visit the residents. The residents read books with the children and even told some of their own stories.
Community activities such as these are of great benefit within the early years sector and build upon key areas of development within the EYFS curriculum. Children are provided with opportunities to build and strengthen relationships, develop confidence in their abilities, enhance communication skills, as well as learn from different generations. In particular, both the children and elderly people within the community gain socio-emotional values from experiences enjoyed together.
Annette Derby, Nursery Manager at Elmscot Broussa said: “Forging links with the community and building a strong community spirit are aspects of our nursery life that we take pride in. Providing the children with enabling environments allows them to learn about other people who are different to themselves and create a sense of belonging.”
Elmscot Broussa is part of the Elmscot Group of Day Nurseries and Nursery Schools, providing outstanding childcare and education to over 1,800 children across Cheshire.
To find out more about Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery and Nursery School and the incredible facilities or to register for a place, please contact the Nursery Manager directly on 0161 928 5178 or email [email protected].