The Old Station Nursery in Iver has been collecting donations for Iver Food Bank in the lead up to Christmas.
The nursery, which offers care for children aged 0-5 years, gave the children, parents and staff members the opportunity to donate food items throughout September, October, November and December in order to help those most in need.
The local nursery in Iver, which is located on Iver High Street, felt it was important to support their local community, more so now than ever following the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, this was a fantastic learning opportunity for the children; to help them learn about the meaning of charity, giving and support.
Chancellor Ann Mayling from The Ivers Parish Council visited The Old Station Nursery on the morning of the 9th December to collect the donations from the mass collection organised by the nursery team.
Commenting on the donations from The Old Station Nursery, Chancellor Ann Mayling said, “It was a pleasure to meet Yamuna [Nursery Manager] and Amy [Deputy Nursery Manager] today and to collect the boxes of donated items. Your kindness will make such a difference. A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, children and staff at The Old Station Nursery in Iver for this fantastic contribution to our foodbank. We appreciate your support and all of your donations will be distributed over the next few weeks to local families and individuals.”
Yamuna Jayasinghe, Nursery Manager at The Old Station Nursery Iver, commented, “We are just so amazed at the generosity of our families. Thank you so much to all of our families and staff members for making this possible. This has also been a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about the meaning of charity and helping others. It has been lovely to hear about the children choosing which food items to buy at the shop to donate to the food bank at nursery. A big thank you to Ann from the local food bank and Father Roberts, for collecting our donations.”
The Old Station Nursery plans to continue its support to Iver Food Bank in the New Year.
Supporting local and national charities, such as Iver Food Bank, is an important part of the curriculum at The Old Station Nursery Group. The nursery aims to enrich the children’s learning and development by giving them the opportunity to explore diverse topics which impact the world around them.
Photo: Chancellor Ann Mayling from The Ivers Parish Council with Amy Blakemoore-Wood, Deputy Nursery Manager, at The Old Station Nursery on the morning of the 9th December collecting the donations.