Winter wonderland

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Enjoy our selection of readers' festive photos!


Children at Bright Horizons Rosehill Day Nursery and Preschool in Cheltenham had a lovely time playing in the snow, investigating the ice that had formed and creating snow angels

Little Dots Daycare held a Christmas open day to celebrate the opening of a second setting in North Leigh, Oxfordshire. There was mulled wine and mince pies, carol singing with the choir, crafts for the children and Father Christmas and his elves in a tent in the garden.


At Humpty Dumpty Childcare Newton Abbot, children have been getting into the Christmas spirit by enjoying festive music, Christmas lunches, and a visit from Father Christmas himself.


bright-horizons-little-starsChildren from Bright Little Stars, Watford, visited Clements Court Retirement Home to sing Christmas songs and enjoy afternoon tea with the residents.




Children at Toad Hall Nursery in Ottershaw created their own winter wonderland, including  Santa’s grotto, Christmas train, an igloo and an indoor ice skating rink.




tudor-cross-pre-schoolChildren at Tudor Cross pre-school have been busy making Christmas decorations for a tree in the courtyard of their local care home.





children-s-choice-nurseryKevin and Katie, the carrots that feature in Aldi’s Christmas advert, inspired children at Children’s Choice Nursery in Whitley Bay to make their own carroty Christmas scene.










Jenni and the children at Jenni Fitton Childminding spent a day dressed as elves spotting penguins at nearby Lotherton Hall. They raised £150 in aid of the Alzheimer's Society's Elf Day.





busy-bees-ledburyBusy Bees Ledbury closed for two days due to snow, but that didn’t stop staff making their very own Busy Bees snowman, complete with uniform.




lancaster-universityChefs Tom and Stuart at Lancaster University Pre-School helped children decorate Christmas biscuits.





Children at the Column Nursery in Shrewsbury enjoyed playing in the snow.


Stepping Stones Day Nursery Lingley Mere held a Christmas sing along nativity play for parents and grandparents.


Children at Bright Horizons Englefield Green Nursery and Preschool in Egham, Surrey recently visited some reindeer at nearby Royal Holloway University. 


Bright Horizons Asquith Springfields Pre-School and Day Nursery in Lichfield hosted its Christmas fete, with Father Christmas visiting the children while they enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows.


Children at Bright Horizons Chelsea Day Nursery and Preschool enjoyed a winter wonderland party to get them into the Christmas spirit, featuring Santa’s grotto and a variety of festive foods. The children also got the chance to decorate Christmas biscuits and hats and have their faces painted.


bright-horizons-canary-wharfChildren at Bright Horizons Columbus Courtyard Day Nursery and Preschool in Canary Wharf were excited to be visited by Father Christmas.





Children at Little Acorns Mirfield Nursery have collected presents for Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas toy appeal in aid of disadvantaged children across the UK.


To celebrate Chanukah, children at Boys & Girls Nursery in Stanmore and Watford enjoyed visits from their local Rabbis, who told the story of Chanukah and talked about menorahs and traditional Chanukah foods including latkes and doughnuts. The children then had the opportunity to make their own menorahs.


Children from Roseacre Playgroup in Shepperton performed a nativity play in St Nicholas Church.


pebblesChildren at Pebbles Childcare in Worthing helped to prepare the vegetables for their Christmas lunch.








bright-horizons-church-crookhamChildren at Bright Horizons Church Crookham Day Nursery and Preschool in Fleet have been getting into the Christmas spirit by putting up and decorating the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music.








handkerchiefChildren from Handkerchief Day Nursery in Kegworth helped to saw wood into the shape of a Christmas tree, sand the wood down and paint it as part of their Forest School sessions.




Children at Growing Stars Nursery in Harrow visited their local care home to perform Christmas songs for the residents.


Children at Bright Horizons at St Swithin Nursery in Aberdeen made the most of the recent snowfall by building their own snowman. 



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