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Nursery cheering up care home residents during coronavirus outbreak

Children at a nursery in Kidderminster are helping to spread joy to care home residents.

2-year old Florella Clayton, Miss Abby Wheeler, 3-year old Isabelle Dye. 3-year old Jessica and 2-year old Harry Black

Youngsters at Little Trinity have been creating colourful rainbow pictures for the residents of Burcot Grange and Lodge Care Home in Bromsgrove and Berrington Court in Kidderminster.

Gaynor Carter, nursery manager, said: “The children have all adapted really well to a much quieter nursery, although they can still make the nursery sound full to the rafters.

"When we first went into lockdown we wanted to show that we were thinking of and supporting others in the community so we made pictures for Berrington Court and Burcot Grange and Lodge Care Home chosen because a number of staff have family members that work there and they wanted to show their support.”

3-year olds Parker Thomas and Isabelle Dye both, Mrs Sally Bayliss and 4-year old Arlan Lannin and 3-year old Jessica Black

Catering for about 10 children each day, Little Trinity have also opened their doors to children of key workers who would normally attend other nurseries, but which have since been closed due to Covid-19.

Gaynor added: “For essential workers we wanted to offer our support and nursery facilities to any child of key workers, and it’s been wonderful to see that they have all settled in extremely well, so much so that it’s hard to tell the difference between Little Trinity children and our visiting children.”

The nursery is ensuring that children not attending nursery are included by setting weekly challenges for home.

Online song-time and story-time is also now a regular daily feature as well as new keep fit sessions.