Attenborough Nursery is the new setting in Sennelager camp for children up to three years old.

Although the nursery, like so many facilities, has recently had to shut its doors due to the government’s COVID-19 response, before its closure it was already proving popular with families.

Mum Rosa was among those to welcome the new addition: “I’m in the middle of a masters programme. I had to put it on hold when I moved and now want to re-start it. For me, having a nursery facility like this is essential. Without it here, I couldn’t continue with my studies.”

During the closure the nursery has still managed to support parents, as AFF’s Germany co-ordinator Lindsay McCran explains: “Lynne, the nursery manager, has been very proactive, engaging with the community, providing activities online and craft packs for the children.”

One such activity was to create little gardens using things from the children’s own backyards. The gardens were then displayed on families’ doorsteps for everyone to enjoy on their daily outing.

Parents have appreciated the continued support, with one commenting: “We have absolutely loved the craft packs and are very grateful for the effort to get these to us.”

Ailsa, who has an eight-month-old baby, agrees: “We are isolated from our families,
so this kind of support is needed.”

Nursery manager, Lynne, says: “We’re happy to be flexible to meet the needs of our community. Thank you to AFF for supporting the nursery. We are very much looking forward to re-opening as soon as it is safe to do so.”


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