Search

Barking nursery hosting free holiday club to support children who have missed out during lockdown

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 August 2020

Eastbury Nursery and Pre School is running free holiday clubs. Picture: Eastbury Nursery & Pre-School (LEYF)

Eastbury Nursery and Pre School is running free holiday clubs. Picture: Eastbury Nursery & Pre-School (LEYF)

Archant

A Barking nursery is hosting a free holiday club to help youngsters most in need this summer.

The club, run by London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), is taking place at Eastbury Nursery and Pre-School to support those who have missed out on a nursery education during lockdown.

You may also want to watch:

It has been designed to boost children’s activity levels and features activities such as football, dancing and yoga, as well as speech and language activities, music and reading.

The young participants are also being taught how to cook healthy meals with their parents, who are given simple recipe cards and ingredients to take home.

Nursery manager Tina Georgiou said: “During lockdown, some of our children have really struggled in dealing with the fears their parents were experiencing such as not being able to leave their homes for daily fresh air or not attending nursery and seeing their friends and teachers.

“The holiday club has been a lifesaver for many families – helping them to readjust to a new normal.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Barking and Dagenham Post. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Barking and Dagenham Post