Saturday, 11 June, was our Summer Open Day and as Father’s Day was just around the corner, we decided to mark the occasion with a BBQ. We had a fabulous turnout of existing parents and children who joined us for the Open morning and stayed on for the BBQ. And of the prospective parents that came to the Open Day, we are so pleased to report that some have already signed up to Treasure, so a great day all round!
The morning began indoors with coffee and cakes, made specially for the occasion by Ms Jo-Jo and Ms Anca. Prospective parents were given the grand tour by Mrs Ogidi, and seemed quite impressed (by both our premises and the delicious cake!)
It wasn’t all fun and games though, as Saturday was also an opportunity for parents to look through their children’s achievement folders and have a chat with their key workers. As the drop offs and pick ups are usually quite rushed, this was the time for parents to look around the Nursery and Pre-school at their leisure and see what new activities the children have been busy with.
We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, and somehow the Staff managed to prepare the gardens with various activities for the children. These included an Arts and Crafts table, a fishing game which was a great hit (after all which child doesn’t like water?) and several outdoor toys to keep them busy.
If you have visited us, you will probably agree that one of our biggest assets is our generous garden, which includes this climbing frame and several designated areas for role play, gardening, and quiet time. The garden benefits from being completely enclosed, so the children are free to roam around safely. As part of their daily activities our children spend a great deal of time outside, and as such the garden is always evolving. We try to incorporate the changing seasons as well as our lesson plans, so the garden is in effect an extension of the classroom.
Of course it would not be a British BBQ if we didn’t have some rain! But that did not dampen anyone’s spirits and luckily everyone was able to take shelter under our makeshift tent. The showers passed quickly and it was back to the serious DAD job of BBQ’ing.
We can safely and very proudly say that the Father’s Day BBQ was a huge success, and this was possible due to the joint efforts of our Treasured Staff, our incredible children and our supportive parents.
Thank you all again, and we hope that this is just the start of many, many more social gatherings that we can look forward to.