Children with letter from Queen

Queen declares nursery crowns ‘lovely jubilee’

Aug 1, 2012 | News stories

Children at a Stockton nursery have received the official Royal seal of approval after making Diamond Jubilee crowns for the Queen.

Pre-school children at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery worked hard drawing and decorating the paper crowns to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Some of the crowns were sent to Buckingham Palace and to the nursery’s surprise they received a Diamond Jubilee thank you card from the Queen, along with a personalised letter from Jennifer Gordon Lennox, one of Her Majesty’s Ladies in Waiting.

The letter said:

“The Queen loved the crowns and greatly appreciated the hard work and care taken to make them. Her Majesty appreciates your thought for her and The Royal Family at this time and hopes you enjoy your lunch party planned to celebrate this historic occasion.”

Little Ladybirds Director Mel Hirst said:

“The children really enjoyed making the crowns and they were so excited to get a letter and card from the Queen.

“We have prepared a Diamond Jubilee display in the nursery and we are having a lunch to mark the occasion, so this is a lovely way to begin the celebrations.

The Little Ladybirds Day Nursery is situated on the Preston Farm Industrial Estate and provides care for children aged six weeks to four-years-old. In its last Ofsted report the nursery was rated as good with inspectors highlighting the quality of teaching and learning and describing the children as sociable and confident.

Parents wishing to find out more about the nursery can telephone 01642 614020.