We’re Raising Money For Milly’s Smiles!


millys smilesLet us tell you about a little warrior from our nursery – Jack.

jackHe was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. So far he has had surgery to remove a tumour, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In total, Jack will have 34 weeks of chemotherapy to get him back to full health. The last round of his chemotherapy will be in March 2018. Despite this, he’s still a very active and happy three-year-old that’s obsessed with dinosaurs and motorbikes.

We’re counting down the days until he gets to ring the end of treatment bell at the children’s hospital in Manchester. We’re also aiming to raise as much money as we can for a local charity called ‘Milly’s Smiles’ that supports the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. They have been a great support to Jack’s mummy and daddy after his diagnosis. This month we have a few fun fundraising activities at Riverside.

millys smileOn the 22nd of October, some the staff from our nursery will be taking part in a sponsored walk, which we hope will raise lots of money for Milly’s Smiles. We have sponsorship forms at the reception desk for anyone that wishes to show their support.

Blackburn Rovers have also donated a football that the whole team signed – it even has a certificate of authenticity! The football will be auctioned to raise additional funds for the children’s cancer charity. The action will close at midday on the 27th of October, so there’s plenty of time to place a bid!

If you want to try your luck and raise some pennies then please call the nursery on 01254 695777 or email Leanne@Riversidenursery.info.

Every penny counts! Your support is truly appreciated by us all.

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Join Us At Riverside Nursery’s Annual Open Day

Nothing planned this Saturday? Join us for the Riverside Nursery’s Annual Open Day, it promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family!

From 10am until 2pm on Saturday 9th May we’ll be running lots of fun activities for all the family to enjoy including a tombola, raffle, bouncy castle, face painting, treasure hunt and much more!

If you have any unwanted gift items, chocolates or other items for our tombola or donations of used toys and books for our toy stall, we’d really appreciate it if you could bring them into the Nursery no later than Friday 8th May at Noon.

The fun doesn’t stop there, the main attraction will take place between 11am and 12 noon when we’ll be joined by Elsa & Anna from Frozen. So if you think your kids would love to meet Disney’s much loved princesses then be sure to pop by the Hub on Saturday, tickets MUST be purchased in advance and will cost just £2 per person! Everybody is welcome!

Refreshments will be available from our café throughout the day and we’ll be serving up some tasty treats on our BBQ, so there promises to be something to suit all taste buds.

Fingers crossed the weather stays fine and the sun makes an appearance for what promises to be a brilliant day for all the family! We’ll look forward to seeing you all!

For more information on purchasing tickets to see Elsa and Anna or if you’d like to donate a prize then feel free to call us on 01254 695777.

Merry Christmas From Everyone At The Riverside Nursery

From all the Riverside Nursery staff and the children we’d like to wish all parents a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We hope you all have a fantastic time! Don’t be eating too much turkey…

Over the past few weeks the children, and the staff too for that matter, have enjoyed numerous Christmas related activities starting with our performance of ‘The Nativity’. The staff worked tirelessly to make it a fantastic production and, I’m sure you’ll all agree, the children performed brilliantly!

Earlier this week we invited parents and grandparents to the nursery to enjoy a lovely home cooked Christmas lunch with the children, thanks to everyone who attended!

We finished the festive fun with a Christmas party, which the children really enjoyed! Now, it wouldn’t be a Christmas party without a certain someone. Of course Father Christmas made an appearance dishing out presents to all the lucky children.

Yet again we’d like to thank all parents and grandparents for your continued support of the nursery, we appreciate it greatly!

Closing Times

Unfortunately we’ll be closed over the festive period shutting our doors at 2pm on Christmas Eve and reopening on Friday 2nd December at the normal time.

Again we hope you all have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

If you need to get in touch with us over the festive period head over to our Twitter page and we’ll aim to get back in touch with you as soon as possible!

Weekend Family Swim Sessions

Due to the increased popularity of the family swim sessions at the weekend we will be operating a new booking system from the 1st February 2014.

The swim sessions will be an hour long and need to be booked prior to the session as we are limited on numbers.

The following times will be available when there is no private pool party booked – for these dates please check out the timetable on our website.

Saturday 1.00 – 2.00pm or 2.00 – 3.00pm

Sunday 12.00 – 1.00pm, 1.00 – 2.00pm or 2.00 – 3.00pm

To book onto the session please call reception on 01254 679828 or call into Splash.


Nursery Kitchen Assistant Required!

An opportunity has arisen at Riverside Nursery for a kitchen assistant. Must be qualified to at least NVQ Level 1 in Catering and hold a current Food Hygiene Certificate. Hours will be Mon to Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm. Previous experience would be excellent but is not essential’ .

For further information, please contact the nursery manager on 01254 695 777

Riverside Nursery Vacancies

We currently have vacancies at Riverside Nursery for Team Leaders and Nursery Practitioners qualified to Level 3 or above. The posts will be full time (approx 40 hours per week).

Please contact the nursery manager Dawn on 01254 695777

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