Press release from: Tops Day Nurseries.

Tops Day Nurseries, have been working hard to promote the importance of reading in Early Years Education during the Great Big Read, which took place in the UK throughout March with support from the local community.

Tops sent invitations out to encourage volunteers to virtually join the nurseries to participate and they had a great response from some Local Councillors.

Councillor Richard Clewer, Deputy Leader of Wiltshire Council, Councillor Ryan Holloway, Dorset Councillor Wareham Ward and Councillor Jackie Porter, Winchester City Council were more than happy to take part in the Great Big Read.

To support the event they read some stories over zoom to their local Tops nursery including; The Gruffalo’s Child, What the ladybird heard at the seaside, Monkey and Me, Have you seen my Giraffe?, Carrot and Pea and Tongue Twist story. The children were very engaged and listened attentively throughout.

Reading at Early Years level is crucial for the development of young children. It is part of everyday life at Tops Day Nurseries and many of the staff have recorded themselves reading a story to share at bedtime with children.

With the support of Independent Usborne Organiser, Vanessa Marsh from Pop-Up Bookshop, Tops Day Nurseries took part in the Great Big Read in order to raise awareness of the importance of reading, provide opportunities for their children to read and be read to and to raise funds for their book lending library. Tops created their lending library to allow parents and children access to books and other reading materials that they may not have previously been able to access.

Tops Day Nurseries is a nursery chain that provides the most eco-sustainable Early Education and Care in the UK. For over 31 years, Tops have played a key role in educating the next generation across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon providing top quality, nurturing childcare.

To find out more about Tops Day Nurseries visit: www.topsdaynurseries.co.uk



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