Nursery in Rowley Regis brings Christmas joy to older people

Published 19th December 2017

Residents of St Paul's and children from Cornerstone Nursery

Rowley Regis children from Cornerstone Nursery have been spreading Christmas joy with older people in sheltered housing.

Children and staff from the nursery hand-delivered decorations and cards they had made to residents of St Paul's Court, a retirement home run by Anchor for over 55s in Rowley Regis.
 
Staff, children and parents have been busy decorating tealight holders, making Christmas cards and paper decorations ready to take to the residents in St Paul's Court, which is a short walk from Cornerstone Nursery.
 
Silvia Sermon, Cornerstone Nursery Deputy Manager who organised the making of the cards and decorations and the visit to St Paul's Court said: "We did the same last year and both the residents and our children really enjoyed our visit.
 

Ava-Louise, Logan and Lara from Cornerstone Nursery

 

"At the nursery we think it's nice to share the joy of Christmas with people in our community and with St Paul's being so close to the nursery it seems fitting to do this again this year.
 
Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children's services said: "I know the children at the nursery have worked really hard in making the cards and decorations (with a little help from staff, parents and carers).
 
"Although their efforts were hampered by the snow last week, I'm glad they've been able to deliver their handiwork to the residents in St Paul's Court.”
 
Councillor Ann Shackleton, cabinet member for social care said: "It's very thoughtful of the nursery staff, children and parents to do something for older people at this time of year.
 
"I'm sure the residents in St Paul's Court really appreciate the thought and efforts that went in to making the decorations and enjoyed their visit from the children."