Importance of Reading during National Storytelling Week with Mayor Cullingford

Topsie Gillingham, part of the Tops Day Nurseries chain, located at The Stone House, High Street, have spent the last week promoting the importance of reading in the Early Years. Topsie Gillingham invited the local Mayor, Cllr Sharon Cullingford to read a story to the children at the nursery, as part of the week.

Tops Day Nurseries, a nursery chain with over 30 nurseries across the South West, actively encourage reading in the Early Years and understand the value and importance of reading at a young age. Cllr Sharon Cullingford was eager to get involved to help spread this important message throughout the community. During her visit, the local Mayor of Gillingham read ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and even had a chance to look at the Mayors ‘Civic regalia’.

National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, help us to relax and can help develop essential literacy skills.

Tops Day Nurseries have over 30 nurseries across the South and South West. The eco-sustainable childcare provider offers Early Education and Care for children aged 3 months to school age, as well as before, after-school and holiday clubs for children up to 11.  

“Thank you for asking me to join in with your Book Week, what a delightful time I had, reading ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ the children were so well behaved. At Topsie, you pride yourselves on being an inspirational nursery in which children’s imaginations can run wild. You have introduced attractive and stimulating areas throughout, which maximizes the developmental experiences for the children who attend. Congratulations to all the lovely friendly staff at Topsie for making me so welcome and for developing such a fantastic nursery, you are an amazing asset to the Town of Gillingham.”

Sharon Cullingford, Mayor of Gillingham

Tops Day Nurseries, providing happy, nurturing childcare for the hours you need, across over 30 nursery settings. Specifically in: BabbacombePlymouthBournemouthCharminsterCopnorFawleyGillinghamCorfe MullenHavantLakesideLymingtonTauntonNewportPoolePortsmouthSalisburySouthseaWarehamWimborneWinchester and Yeovil.

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