Staff and children from Tops Day Nurseries have been spreading the Christmas cheer this month as they celebrate the festive period. Each nursery has hosted a variety of events from carol concerts, mulled wine and mince pie evenings to Christmas fairs.
Children helped the staff to decorate their nursery, and the Investigators at Tops Wimborne visited the local garden centre to find the perfect Christmas tree for their room.
When Tops Wimborne’s winter wonderland was complete, the children gathered outside and put on a wonderful carol service for parents, friends and family; they then wrote down their Christmas wishes on a golden star and hung them on the Christmas tree.
Tops Portsmouth also put on a fantastic performance at the Queen Alexandra Hospital for members of the public, beautifully singing 6 Christmas songs in the hospital atrium before heading back to nursery for a yummy Christmas lunch!
Sixteen three and four-year-olds from Tops Winchester day nursery, entertained residents with dementia at St Catherine’s View home with a set of festive favourites including Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Tops Bournemouth also put on a show for staff, patients, parents and friends at the Oasis Café in Bournemouth Hospital.
This year, Tops Corfe Mullen, Tops Musgrove and Tops Winchester each held a Christmas fair at their setting. All 3 nurseries had special guest appearances from Father Christmas, bringing gifts for all the children.
The money raised at our Christmas fairs was donated to the Hadland Foundation – a charity that helps local families in need, and Tops Musgrove split their donation between supporting the scanner appeal at Musgrove Park Hospital and the Hadland Foundation.
Marty Mouse, the Tops Day Nurseries mascot, made a special appearance at Tops Corfe Mullen and Tops Parkstone, to the delight of the children.
Tops Sturminster Newton was invited to attend the town’s Christmas lantern parade. The event was part of the Sturminster Newton Christmas lights turn on and we felt very privileged to be a part of it!
Tops Lakeside also got into the community spirit as they held a mulled wine and mince pie evening. This gave parents the opportunity to meet other parents and staff members within the nursery, whilst a range of Christmas activities took place for the children.
Father Christmas received a letter from the children at Tops Charminster asking if he would like to attend their Christmas party. The children were very excited to receive a letter back saying he would love to attend! In preparation for this, they started the Christmas party day baking mince pies followed by lots of fun and games before Father Christmas arrived with presents for each child.
Children across Tops family were lucky enough to receive a gift from Father Christmas, and all enjoyed their Christmas parties and yummy Christmas lunches.