Festive Fun for the Family

Festive Fun for the Family

Festive Fun for the Family

Posted by JancettNurseries on December 7, 2017


Tis the Season…..

It’s officially that time of year again! In this blog we share some fun local events taking place leading up to and over the festive period and family-friendly destinations open between Christmas and New Year.

In our own nurseries

At the time of writing, our Pollyanna Day Nursery has already welcomed its families to their annual Christmas Fair and Gaytime Day Nursery and Startel Day Nursery will hold theirs this Saturday, 9th December 2017 from 9.30am to 12pm. We look forward to seeing everybody there!

Jancett Day Nursery and Jancett Baby Unit are busy preparing for their joint festive fair, which takes place on Sunday 17th December 2017 from 2pm to 4pm.

Jancett is also taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on the 15th December 2017. If you would like to take part or to donate, visit Save the Children’s website.

Our nurseries are all looking forward to their respective Christmas lunches and parties this month. In the meantime, staff and children have been rehearsing their in-house Christmas plays and concerts. They are looking forward to performing and of course to a certain ‘white-bearded guest’ appearing at their nursery party. Please do see your nursery manager for dates and times for your nursery play.



Late Night Shopping

If you need to fit in your festive food or gift shopping around work and family, the local shopping centres have published their late night shopping dates on their websites. Click on the links below for a shopping centre near you.

St Nicholas Centre, Sutton 

Centrale & Whitgift, Croydon

The Glades, Bromley

The Ashley Centre, Epsom


Santa’s Grotto

If your child would like to see Santa before the 25th December, Santa and his grotto are apprearing at several locations between now and Christmas Eve. Most Santa’s Grottos will require booking in advance and you can check the individual websites below for their dates & booking costs.

Woodcote Green Wallington

St Nicholas Centre, Sutton

Adventureland, The Glades Bromley

Croydon Winter Festival

Croydon is hosting its very own Winter Festival at Ashburton Park. Open from December 8th 2017 until Tuesday 2nd January 2018, you can book to see Santa, go ice skating, plus there’s rides and attractions and seasonal food available to purchase.


JACE Children’s cookery course on 16th December 2017

Suitable for slightly older children aged 8-12 years, if you have children or family friends aged 8-12 years who love cooking and baking, JACE Training are holding a children’s “Christmas Goodies” cookery course on Saturday 16th December 2017 from 10am to 2.30pm. To book a place, visit their eventbrite page.

Pantos and Theatre

For a change of scenery after all the festivities have finished, why not book to see a pantomine. The majority of pantomines advise they are suitable for children ages 2 years and above but if in doubt, you can call the theatre and confirm the age range before you book.

What’s on locally:

Epsom Playhouse – Cinderella, 15th December to 7th January 2018

New Wimbledon Theatre – Jack and the Beanstalk, 9th December to 14th January 2018

Polka Theatre Wimbledon – for interactive theatre workshops and events suitable for young children.

Season’s Greetings

On behalf of all of us at Jancett Childcare, we would like to wish our staff, students, nursery children and families Season’s Greetings and a very Happy New Year. See you in 2018!