We love nothing more than a good celebration at Monkey Puzzle Ridgmont Road & Christmas arrived with all its glitter & magic as the decorations were hung, fairy lights twinkled, Christmas Carols & favourite festive songs were played throughout the whole of December!
As we traditionally counted our way down to Christmas this brought with it a weeklong celebration starting with Chanukah, the children were very excited to discover about this traditional Jewish festival of lights & their interests were sparked further as we visited our local Synagogue & were joined by a parent at nursery in the afternoon who lit the Hanukkiah & told the story & all age groups explored creative activities. Further to this we visited St Albans Cathedral where we sat quietly listening to the nativity story, wore our festive Christmas jumpers & Pyjama’s which the children loved exploring the different patterns.
A big thank you to all our parents/carers who joined us for our annual Christmas Party we all had a fantastic time & the children loved receiving a visit from Father Christmas, Christmas themed Tiny Mites sessions, played party games & tucked into homemade party food including traditional Christmas fruit cake.
We finished off the week with Christmas Dinner & all the trimmings, our Nursery Chef did an amazing job & we all came together to enjoy the feast & sing Christmas songs!
From us all, we wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year!
We look forward to welcoming everybody back & some new families in 2018. xx