Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. Play can empower creativity and growth vital to children’s development. Each year, at our Children’s Week event we strive to create a safe space for exploration with a focus on hands on play.
With the pressures of our scheduled, test scored, and technology driven world we can sometimes forget the importance of free time to just play!
Children’s eyes filled with wonder as they arrived at our centre and discovered the assortment of exhilarating activities for them to explore including a petting zoo, puppies to pat, Tumbletown, glitter tattoos, craft, building and construction of all shapes and sizes sand and water play (with dinosaurs!), artificial ‘snow’ to feel, and lots and lot of other types of sensory activities!
We loved seeing so many parents supporting and encouraging their children by doing the activities with their children.
The event had a wonderful community feel and was a hugely successful event with over 550 people attending throughout the day. We had visits from Braddock Public School Kindy kids, and Tamara and Greys Lane Child care Centre’s, Kooly Playgroup, and so many, many local families coming along.
We would like to shout out the Cranebrook Year 10 students helping on the day, you did an awesome job. We are also extremely grateful for the support from other organisations who came along with great activities to do with all the families and put smiles on all their faces all morning. Thank you to Penrith City Council, Uniting – Ability Links, Barnardos, Lifestart, Platform, Breakthru, West Connect and Explore and Develop Penrith.
Congratulations to the NCNS Early Childhood team for creating such special day for all the children and families and NCNS staff for helping out on the day.