Nursery brings old and young together

A nursery has announced plans to work with a friendship group for older people following the success of a TV documentary experiment with the nation’s youngest generation working with its eldest.

Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds saw pre-school children swap nursery for a nursing home as they joined a group of pensioners for six weeks. The Channel 4 documentary showed positive results for both age groups as they shared a range of activities including walks, picnics and storytelling.

Puffins Day Nursery at Water-Ma-Trout Industrial Estate in Helston aim to replicate the programmes success by working with Helston Friendship Group.

Nursery owner Caroline Carter said: “The documentary saw the children join elderly people for activities which distracted them from their pain and disabilities, and the children developed a more caring attitude. It follows a successful similar scheme in America and it inspired me to look at the possibility of being able to introduce this locally and so we will soon begin working with Helston Friendship Group and inviting them to Puffins on a regular basis.”

Puffins Day Nursery caters for children aged between three months and five years and also runs an after-school and school holiday club for kids aged five to 11.

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