Festivals

Autumn Term

Three Kings Day ~ 6th January


A festival for the Children

Celebrated by making crowns and singing songs about the journey these wise men made to find the Christ Child and Babushka the little old lady who was too busy cleaning to join them in their quest. Sometimes Babushka may even leave us star biscuits in her search for the Christmas child.




Candlemas ~ 2nd February


A festival for the children

The days are beginning to lengthen and now it is time for us to make earth candles to light around the garden. Warming the earth and helping to wake up the seed babies who have been sleeping through the winter, telling them 'spring is coming soon!'

“If Candelmas day be fair and bright than winter will have another fight, but if Candelmas day is clouds and rain winter is gone and will not come again.”




Easter ~ Last day of the Spring term


A festival for children and parents Sharing our circle time with the parents and a festive snack of fruit and hot cross buns. The children go home with an Easter basket with the wheat grass they have grown and the eggs they have decorated. The egg is a symbol of new life, reminding us that the Earth is waking and that with spring new life will come again.





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Spring Term

Three Kings Day ~ 6th January


A festival for the Children

Celebrated by making crowns and singing songs about the journey these wise men made to find the Christ Child and Babushka the little old lady who was too busy cleaning to join them in their quest. Sometimes Babushka may even leave us star biscuits in her search for the Christmas child.




Candlemas ~ 2nd February


A festival for the children

The days are beginning to lengthen and now it is time for us to make earth candles to light around the garden. Warming the earth and helping to wake up the seed babies who have been sleeping through the winter, telling them 'spring is coming soon!'

“If Candelmas day be fair and bright than winter will have another fight, but if Candelmas day is clouds and rain winter is gone and will not come again.”




Easter ~ Last day of the Spring term


A festival for children and parents Sharing our circle time with the parents and a festive snack of fruit and hot cross buns. The children go home with an Easter basket with the wheat grass they have grown and the eggs they have decorated. The egg is a symbol of new life, reminding us that the Earth is waking and that with spring new life will come again.





Summer Term

Three Kings Day ~ 6th January


A festival for the Children

Celebrated by making crowns and singing songs about the journey these wise men made to find the Christ Child and Babushka the little old lady who was too busy cleaning to join them in their quest. Sometimes Babushka may even leave us star biscuits in her search for the Christmas child.




Candlemas ~ 2nd February


A festival for the children

The days are beginning to lengthen and now it is time for us to make earth candles to light around the garden. Warming the earth and helping to wake up the seed babies who have been sleeping through the winter, telling them 'spring is coming soon!'

“If Candelmas day be fair and bright than winter will have another fight, but if Candelmas day is clouds and rain winter is gone and will not come again.”




Easter ~ Last day of the Spring term


A festival for children and parents Sharing our circle time with the parents and a festive snack of fruit and hot cross buns. The children go home with an Easter basket with the wheat grass they have grown and the eggs they have decorated. The egg is a symbol of new life, reminding us that the Earth is waking and that with spring new life will come again.





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Celebrating festivals in central to kindergarten life. They help children connect to the changing seasons and the world around them and invite a sense of awe and wonder. Through these celebrations we encourage diversity, acceptance and community. In addition to the festivals mentioned here, we invite families to share with us the festivals that are important to them and that they celebrate at home.