Cherubs Edwinstowe take part in day to raise awareness of mental ill health in children
Youngsters at a day nursery have been learning about seasonal changes, and taking part in a day to raise awareness of mental ill health in children.
Babies and toddlers at Cherubs Edwinstowe explored sensory baskets full of autumnal items and learned about pumpkins.
Nursery manager Sarah Hickling said they had also been learning the sign for pumpkin in Makaton, a language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to help people to communicate.
The children also took part in a Hello Yellow day, in support of the Young Minds charity.
Sarah Hickling said: “Lockdown is having a devastating effect on children and young people’s mental health.
“It’s been unbelievably hard, but together, we wanted to help make a difference.
“We dressed in yellow andhad a yellow powder paint fight in our nursery garden.
“Our activities supported children to share their feelings and to understand it is OK not to feel OK.
“We focused on talking about our feelings and how we can support each other. “
Throughout lockdown Cherubs Edwinstowe promoted children’s mental wellbeing through a series activities and support for children and parents attending or at home.
“Cherubs are passionate about supporting children and staff with mental health by raising awareness offering various support through out the company.
“The children and staff enjoyed dressing in yellow but the highlight of the day was most definitely the yellow powder paint fight in the nursery garden.The sound of laughter echoed in the nursery garden from staff and children along with clouds of yellow dust floating in the air.”
Donations were received from children and staff for Young Minds.