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The Willows Daycare children sing Christmas songs at Park View Care Home

PUBLISHED: 09:32 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:32 22 December 2017

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The spirit of Christmas was captured perfectly at an Ipswich care home where residents were treated to a children’s carol service.

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Youngsters at The Willows Daycare, based in Magdalene Close, performed traditional Christmas songs to residents at Park View Care Home in Chantry Close.

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The two settings have built up a community partnership since September.

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Abi Stannard, early years professional at The Willows Daycare, which provides care for babies and children up to the age of 11, said the link-up has had a positive impact on their children and the care home residents.

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

She said: “Our visits have been such a success and we aim to continue them into the New Year.

Children from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren from The Willows Daycare performing a Christmas carol concert at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“We take a short walk to the bus stop from our setting and it is very exciting for them to travel on the bus. We get a great opportunity to connect with our community.

“It gives everyone – the children, the older adults, and the staff – a great feeling.”

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