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Pre-schoolers give charity a boost with their Easter Bonnet parade


“Egg-stremely difficult!” was the verdict of Cllr. David Skinner when faced with choosing winners in the Easter Bonnet parade at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Westwood Day Nursery in Coventry.

Wearing a special Easter ‘Bonnet’ made for him by staff and children at the nursery in Westwood Business Park, Cllr. Skinner, who was accompanied by his wife, described all the entries from parent and child teams as ‘egg-cellent’.

Cakes made by nursery cook, Glenda Winfield, were also sold in aid of the nursery’s adopted charity, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’, which grants wishes to terminally ill children and their families.

The four winners from each age group at the nursery which cares for children aged six weeks to five years all received chocolate Easter Eggs as prizes. They were Charlotte Cooke aged 1 year old, Eva Matthews aged 1 year old, Shay Cassidy aged 2 years old and Freya Lilley aged 4 years old.

Natalie Hudson, Manager of Westwood, said the recent snow and winter temperatures had made the usual study of spring and ‘life cycles’ interesting for the children.

“It is very difficult to look for new life in the garden with a layer of snow covering everything and the children are certainly confused that we are celebrating the start of spring,” she said, thanking parents for their wonderful support of all nursery activities.

“All the creations were imaginative and clearly the result of a great deal of work by our parents and children,” she added.

The parade was the culmination of activities based on the Easter theme with all children painting and decorating cards for their parents.

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