Chingford – Calendar



World Religion Day- 8.00 am to 10.00 am, Friday 19 January
We would like to invite parents to join us for a hot drink and breakfast morning where we can promote unity between religions. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn about different cultures, foods and traditions.

Chinese New Year – Tuesday 5 February
Let’s get creative in making colourful lanterns, dragon masks, Chinese cherry blossom fans, and doing some cooking. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the grandest festival in China

Valentine’s Day – Thursday 14 February
What could be more important than teaching our children a sense of caring, compassion and social responsibility? The children will be making beautiful cards for their parents to express their love and appreciation.  We will be having different activities such as painting, sensory, science, crafts and a baking activity.  The children will also have a snack party at 3.00pm.

Pirate Day – Wednesday 20 February
We are inviting the children to come dressed as a pirate for the day. We will be having some fun events in the nursery to further enhance the children’s learning. We will be making pirate flags, wave jars, treasure bags, a pirate’s cove and much more.

Pancake Day – Tuesday 5 March
Pancake Day does not just have to be about eating pancakes! We have got loads of fun activities for the children including our easy craft ideas, puzzles, play dough, paintings and pancake tasting to encourage the children to try new things, and to talk about their favourite toppings.

World Book Day – Thursday 7 March
We would love all children and staff to come dressed as their favourite book character. We will be organising a range of fun activities to promote our love of reading and enjoyment of stories and books of all kinds.  To celebrate our love of reading, we would like to invite the children to share photos or pictures of themselves enjoying a good book at home.  Please send in your pictures/photos as soon as possible as we will be creating a fabulous, fun reading display.

St. Patrick’s Day – Friday 15 March
We have got lots of fun St Patrick’s Day activities for children to enjoy based on shamrocks smoosh painting, shamrocks, sensory play, leprechaun handprints, fun with the colour green and clover hats for children to take home.

Holi – Wednesday 20 March
We will be celebrating Holi in March, this is a Hindu festival of colours. This means the nursery will be full of vibrant colours.  We will be exploring the festival through books, music and the creative arts.  The children and staff will have the opportunity to dress in traditional clothing. We will sample some of the foods that are linked to the Holi festival.

Mother’s Day – 2.00pm to 3.00pm, Friday 29 March
We would like to invite all our mummies to join their children for an afternoon tea at the nursery. We will be enjoying croissants, muffins and fruit juice. This is a lovely opportunity for mummies to socialise with each other and to support their children in making some beautiful cards to take home.

Easter Bonnet Parade and Competition- Thursday 18 April
As part of our Easter celebration afternoon we will be having an Easter Bonnet parade. We thought it would be fun for parents to get involved in this at home with their children.  Choose any design they like, it can be a traditional bonnet or maybe a baseball cap or indeed decorating your child’s favourite dressing up hat, the choice is endless.  They will be displayed for everyone to see and vote for.  The winners from each department will be get an Easter egg!

Nursery Fun Fair – 10.00am to 1.00pm, Saturday 29 April
We will be holding a fete and inviting all families to come along and enjoy the afternoon with their children having fun at our stalls.

  • Tombola
  • Hook a duck
  • Decorate and fill bag
  • Decorate a cookie stall
  • Mother’s/Father’s Day bags
  • Fruit kebab making
  • Colouring competition
  • Cake decorations
  • Card making


St George’s Day – Tuesday 23 April
We would like to invite all children to come into nursery in fancy dress and join in with our knights and princesses day, they can wear any fancy dress they choose. There will be prizes for the best costumes.

May Day – 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Wednesday 8 May
Join us today for a fun filled afternoon of music and movement. Bring your dancing shoes, and work up an appetite for a May Day picnic in the garden.

Chelsea Flower Show Week – Monday 20 to Friday 24 May
Join us for a week of flower themed activities, with gardening and flower printing to name two.

Eid Craft Morning – 9.30am to 10.30am, Friday 7 June
We are going to be making lots of wonderful Eid creations and would love it if you could join us to make this occasion extra special.

Father’s Day Workshop – Thursday 14 June
We are inviting all our lovely mummies to join us for a workshop to help their children make all the daddies a nice surprise and a card for Father’s Day.

Nursery Outing – Saturday 15 June
We are inviting all the parents to join us for our annual outing to Epping Forest where we will feed the ducks, go for a walk in the forest and then finishing off with a big nursery family picnic.

Wimbledon – Monday 1 July
The children will be having an exciting day of tennis and other sporting activities. In the afternoon we will be having juice, fruit and cream for a yummy refresher at tea time.

Pre-school Graduation – 11.00am to 1.00pm, Saturday 13 July
Remember your tissues, it’s that time of year again! Our oldest pre-schoolers are off to ‘big school’. Come and join us in saying goodbye and wishing them all the best of luck at school!

Summer Fete – 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Saturday 13 July
We invite all parents, children and friends to join us for our annual summer fete, there will be various stalls, games and tasty food. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Beach Day – Friday 16 August
It’s summer time, so that means one thing – beach day! All the children are invited to join us at nursery in their summery clothes to have a great day with lots of outdoor summer activities.

Carnival – Wednesday 21 August
We would like to invite all children to come into nursery in their brightest and unique outfits. There will be prizes for the most colourful costumes!

National Heroes Day – Monday 26 August
Today we are asking all the children to come dressed as their ‘heroes’! This can be a hero in the family or a superhero, we look forward to seeing all our little heroes at nursery.