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Grandparents honoured with cream tea near Shipston
GRANPARENTS are not normally invited to afternoon tea with their grandchildren during nursery but they made an exception for a special celebration.
Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery, in Upper Tysoe, near Shipston, recently invited extended family members along to celebrate Grandparents Day.
About 20 nannies and grandpas had a tour of the Shenington Road based nursery, spoke to their grandchild’s key worker and looked at their work before being treated to a cream tea.
Rachel Giorgio, Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery manager, said: “Rarely do grandparents get the chance to visit their child’s nursery, so we thought this would be an excellent opportunity for them to take a look around and for us network with our children’s extended family.
“We had about 20 grandparents attend, from as far afield as Slovakia, who happened to be visiting their son here at the same time as we held the event.
“They were thrilled to have the chance to see their grandchild in nursery first hand and visit a place they hear so much about.”
National Grandparents Day began in to 1970s in West Virginia and was aimed at championing the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes.
The celebration was introduced to the UK in 1990 by the charity Age Concern and has been celebrated on the first Sunday in October since 2008 to honour grandparent.
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