York Road Ilford – Calendar


Coffee and breakfast morning – 8.00am to 9.30am, Wednesday 9 January
All parents are warmly invited to join us for a coffee and breakfast morning. Have a nice bite to eat before you go to work. Why not take a breakfast bag with you, if you haven’t got time to stay. What a great way to start the day!

Baking Sweet Treats – 9.30am to 10.30am, Thursday 24 January
We are inviting all parents to come and join us for a morning of baking, whilst baking we will be talking about different ingredients and how these are mixed together to make lovely baking treats.

Chinese New Year – 9.30am to 10.30am, Tuesday 5 February
The Chinese New Year welcomes the beginning of a new lunar year and is also known as the Spring Festival. All the children will be taking part in creative activities where they will be making lanterns, candle holders and (pretend!) fireworks!

Valentine’s Day – 10:00am to 10.30am, Thursday 14 February
The children will be making paintings, cards, clay hearts and much more for their loved ones to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

World Book Day – Thursday 7 March
We would like to invite the children to bring in their favourite book to share with their friends. It would be great if they came in dressed up as their favourite character too.

St. Patrick’s Day – Friday 15 March
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day we would like to invite your little ones to wear something green. We will be making shamrocks and good luck charms with a variety of collage materials.

Holi – Wednesday 20 March
To celebrate this Hindu Spring Festival, we would like to invite all children to wear bright coloured clothes. They will be doing pictures of spring animals and flowers using beautiful bright colours.

Mother’s Day – 9.30am to 10.00am, Friday 29 March
To show the nursery mummies how much they are loved, we would like to invite all the children’s daddies to come in and make something with their children. Come along and decorate a card or do a picture to give to the mummies on Mother’s Day.

Easter Bonnet Competition – Thursday 18 April
To celebrate Easter, we would like to invite you to get creative with your little ones and help them to make an Easter bonnet. All entries will be put on display for everyone to see and vote for.  The most imaginative (children’s!) creation will win an Easter egg and there will be prizes for the best entry in each department.


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- 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.

Ramadan – Thursday 7 May
We are asking parents if they would like to donate any spare food they have and the pre-school children will donate it to our local food banks to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

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 – Friday 7 June
The children will be doing paintings and cards for Eid to give to their loved ones. In the afternoon we invite all the children to join us for a party with lots of activities and tasty treats.

Father’s Day Workshop – Thursday 14 June
We are inviting all our lovely mummies to join us for a workshop to 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 Valentines Park where we will feed the ducks, go for a walk in the forest and then finishing off with a big nursery family picnic.

Ascot Event – Tuesday 18 June
Today we are celebrating Ascot so the children will all be making fancy hats to wear to our afternoon tea.

Wimbledon – Monday 1 July
Join us for an exhilarating 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.

Summer Fete – 11.00am to 1.00pm, Saturday 20 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!

Pre-school Graduation – 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Saturday 20 July
Remember your tissues, it’s that time of year again! A lot of our wonderful pre-schoolers are off to big school. So join us in saying goodbye and wishing them all the best of luck at school!

Pre-school Prom – 2.30pm to 4.00pm, Friday 9 August
We would like to invite all the graduating pre-schooler’s to pop on their best outfits and join us for an afternoon to remember, there will be lots of games, dancing and yummy food!

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 craziest outfits. There will be prizes for the most craziest costume!

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 see all your little ones costumes!