Nurseries rally to support Children in Need


Across the UK on Friday nurseries put on great days for their children in support of Children In Need and here we have shared just a few of their stories.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill Nursery in Ash had their children dress up as superheroes for the day, raising a total of £150 for the cause, they battled against the elements throughout the day.

What started out as a bit of light-hearted fundraising saw the nursery battle against the wind and rain in their costumes, in an effort to get the face of Pudsey bear up on the wall outside the nursery.

Manager Gillian Luck said:

“Even though it was raining it didn’t ruin it at all.”

“We tried plan A, plan B, and eventually I think it was plan X which worked, but we got it all up there.”

“Everyone had lots of fun – they really enjoyed making the spots and putting them up.”

To raise funds, each parent donated £1 to allow their children to dress as their favourite hero.

Little Thetford Acorns pre-school

Little Thetford Acorns Pre-school gave Pudsey a helping hand by spending the day in their pyjamas and onesies.

As well as getting to spend the day in their comfy pj’s the children at the centre also sold Pudsey cakes during collection time to parents with the help of staff members at the setting.

Raising over £85, setting manager Zoe Corley said:

“The children really got involved in the cake stall and loved being in charge of their very own shop. We’ve had a lovely day in our onesies and pyjamas and raised a fantastic amount for Children in Need”

Happylands Private Day Nursery

Children and staff at Happylands Day Nursery spent Friday dressed up in their cosy pyjamas, dressing gowns and onsies raising money for Children In Need with a bake sale and a competition to win a teddy bear prize where they had to guess where the bear lived.

Their amazing efforts saw them raise £70 for the charity.

Wellend Pre-school

Staff and children at Wellend pre-school had to do their best to look like Pudsey by dressing in spotty clothing.

Manager Amie said:

“To help fundraise for BBC Children in Need the staff and children are all wearing spotty clothes to try and look similar to Pudsey bear.”

“We have lots of fun and games planned such as making spotty cakes, decorating Pudsey pictures, ‘pin the bandage on Pudsey’ and musical spots.”

After all of those fun and games, they welcomed classes from the adjoining primary school to meet Pudsey the Bear himself.

To raise money children who had been collecting their pennies got to put all of their £1 and £2 coins into Pudseys car!


What did your setting get up to for Children In Need?



2 thoughts on “Nurseries rally to support Children in Need

  • November 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    CHILDREN IN NEED………Club 4 Kids Childcare in Herne Bay, Kent
    In past years our best raised funds were £836 so this year we set a target of £1000. Two colleagues Megan & Donna tread the streets asking businesses to donated raffle prizes (we totalled over 80). We also dressed all week in PJ`s, named the bear, sold homemade playdough, sold hot dogs in after school club, decorated cakes and had visits from Peppa Pig & a Minion. We contacted all local newspapers, giving them total updates and photos and the local press visited us on Friday 14th. We`ve just finished counting and have raised a staggering £1262.56. We are a small independent full day care setting taking children from birth to 12 yrs. In 2013 we had been open 20yrs, celebrated the success of our first BA hons qualified Early Years Teacher and gained OUTSTANDING at our OFSTED inspection. Things are looking good for us just now and we are so pleased / proud to be helping those that need our support

    • November 21, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Amazing! Thanks for sharing your story and congratulations on the fundraising.


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