Elmscot Woodlands Day Nursery and Nursery School has made a wonderful gesture to those less fortunate by donating and personally delivering items to families in Uganda.

Children and families who attend the nursery collected items to donate. They were able to gather enough to fill an entire suitcase, ready for one of the Nursery Practitioners to take to Uganda. The donated items were all things Elmscot Woodlands felt the children of Uganda would enjoy – including toys, stationary, basic care items and books.

Georgia Heywood, Early Years Assistant Practitioner at Elmscot Woodlands was the one to make the journey to deliver the donations. During her two weeks in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, Georgia spent time in the many orphanages, children’s centres, schools and local villages. The children Georgia met were even able to receive the Elmscot Woodlands’ experience, as she led some play sessions while volunteering and getting to know some of the local people.

On her return, Georgia kindly brought back traditional treasures and photographs from her time in Uganda for the children at Elmscot Woodlands to explore.

Danielle Riley, Nursery Manager at Elmscot Woodlands said: “We value and celebrate differences at Elmscot Woodlands and encourage children to develop an understanding of diversity beyond their immediate family experiences. We strive to embed a tolerance of differences, as we think about how we can be kind to others less fortunate than ourselves. We highlight to our families a snippet of global childcare issues and the reality of the lives of disadvantaged children.

“This has proven to be an eye opening experience for all involved and we feel privileged to have been able to make even just a little difference to the lives of others.”

Elmscot Woodlands 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 Woodlands Day Nursery and Nursery School and the incredible facilities or to register for a place, please contact the Nursery Manager directly on 0161 903 9040 or email woodlands@elmscot.co.uk.

 

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