Portishead nursery invites children to journey to the North Pole this festive season
- Credit: The Nursery
Making a toy with Santa’s elves who are working hard in the toy factory, baking gingerbread houses in Father Christmas’ kitchen and a visit to see the man himself as he prepares for the big night are just some of the activities in store for children at a Portishead holiday club.
In the run-up to Christmas, children are invited to join Holiday Club @ The Nursery as it heads for its magical journey to the North Pole, which will end in a Christmas party for everyone involved.
The holiday club, in Combe Road, was launched in the summer of this year after parents said they were struggling for childcare of the siblings of children attending The Nursery.
Owner of The Nursery, Jackie Hardie, said: “As a nursery, we have always employed a higher staff ratio than that which is required and we have additional rooms like our training room that are not used every day.
"So, with this in mind, we felt we could offer holiday childcare to children up to the age of eight years without it affecting the early years children already attending our nursery.
“We also have our own minibus and so are able to organise excursions and day trips with the aim to provide variety and exciting adventures for all attending.”
The Christmas-themed holiday club is open to children aged four to eight years of age, which starts from today (Wednesday) to December 23, which is open Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm.
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The holiday club is also open from December 29-31 which will host action-packed days surrounding a recycling project to encourage children's creative play using Christmas packaging and waste.
Jackie added: “A journey to space in a cardboard rocket, feeding the birds, making a water bottle fish or an egg carton dragonfly, there is no end to the imaginative play encouraged at our post-Christmas holiday club.
“Recycling will be our themes with action-packed days that will involve arts and crafts, role-play, music, dance and drama.
"This all involves problem solving and teamwork and helps develop creative thinkers.”