Sunderland nurseries host first open days since lockdown eased
Two nurseries in Sunderland are welcoming the community through the doors for an open day for the first time since lockdown was announced.
On Saturday, August 8, from 10am, Busy Bees Sunderland Ryhope Village and Kids 1st Ashbrooke Sunderland are inviting local parents to book an appointment and be part of the first open days in months as lockdown measures are relaxed.
On the day, visitors will be able to explore the indoor and outdoor learning environments, all set up for children to enjoy. There will be details of the healthy meals that are served at the nurseries, as well as a chance to see how the educators use Unleashing Potential (UP), a flexible early-years learning programme, which is used to encourage a lifelong love of learning.
The nurseries have also introduced a number of safety measures in order to make the open days as safe as possible. To help limit the number of people in the nurseries at any one time, parents will need to book their timeslot before they visit, and visitors will also be asked to wear face coverings and maintain a two metre distance wherever possible.
Katrina Miller, centre director at Busy Bees Sunderland Ryhope Village, said: “The last few months have really shown the importance of friendship and community spirit, and we are thrilled to be bringing people together once again as we emerge from these very challenging times.
"With our first open day in months, we’re excited to celebrate the community spirit of our area and welcome back some familiar faces, while showcasing all the wonderful things we’ve been up to here at Busy Bees Sunderland Ryhope Village and Kids 1st Ashbrooke Sunderland.
“We remain committed to providing the best start in life for children, no matter the circumstances, so this will also be a fantastic opportunity to show parents what a day at our nurseries looks like now. This is set to be an inspiring day, and we can’t wait to welcome the people of Sunderland – it’s great to be open again.”