Little Owls Nursery celebrates its 5th birthday

Dove House Hospice wants to express thanks to everyone who has supported Little Owls nursery as it reaches its fifth birthday.

The nursery has proved a huge success and been a lifeline for the hospice throughout the pandemic. Using the Little Owls Nursery is a great way to support the hospice. Set up by Dove House, it is the only one of its kind in the UK and money raised here and its sister site at Ainthorpe is fed straight back into the hospice to support terminally ill patients and their families.

To mark the celebration, the nursery has arranged for a circus-themed extravaganza for the children and their families. The onsite field next to the nursery and behind the hospice will be filled with bouncy castles, candy floss stalls, popcorn, fairground rides, stilt performers and hook a duck. Operating on a reduced capacity and with social distancing in place, the birthday celebration is set to be an amazing day for all.

Kerry Farquhar, Nursery Manager, had this to say: “Children who attend the nursery and their parents have each been invited to timed slots during the day and the take-up on that has been fantastic. We cannot wait to celebrate with our children and their parents and are very thankful that restrictions are starting to be lifted just in time for us to go ahead.”

Coral, whose daughter attends the nursery, said: “Little Owls is such a wonderful nursery! It has a really friendly and caring atmosphere. My little girl loves going, it’s clear she has a lot of fun and she always tells me how lovely the teachers are.

“We cannot wait for the birthday party; my little girl can’t stop talking about it. It feels nice to celebrate when a lot of the littles haven’t been able to celebrate their own birthdays with the lockdown, so it’s nice to have one big party.”

Places are available from September. To make an enquiry about booking your child in, please call 01482 501550 for Ainthorpe or 01482 785778 for Chamberlain Road.