Mums and Dads Go Back to the Nursery

News release

26th February 2013

Parents whose children attend two nurseries in South Wales are being given a unique opportunity to see for themselves what their little ones get up to while they’re at work.

Daisy Day Nursery in Cardiff and Barry has introduced ‘play dates’, a regular Friday morning session where mums and dads are invited into the nursery to play with their offspring.

The scheme, which is thought to be the first of its kind in Wales, was introduced in November and has proved a hit with parents.

“The play dates have been an instant success with up to eight parents attending each sessions so far,” said Ceri Stokes, Manager of Daisy Day Nursery in Barry.

“Play dates are usually held on a Friday morning, nice and early, so even parents who usually work on a Friday can just drop in for an hour or so before going to work.

“They may need to bring a change of clothes, however, as our play dates can get a little messy. But the good news is that we do all the clearing up afterwards!”

Each age group at the two nurseries will enjoy a play date once every three months, allowing parents to see what their children get up to and at the same time meet and interact with parents of children of a similar age.

“We’ve had lovely feedback about how much the parents who have attended the play dates have enjoyed them,” added Ceri.

“It’s also an opportunity for mums and dads to get to know the nursery staff better, as this is a really important relationship for all concerned.”

Notes to editors

A photograph of a recent play date can be downloaded below but if you would like to send a photographer to a play date in the future please contact Jez at Shooting Star PR on 01522 528540 or email

Daisy Day Nursery looks after children aged up to five at two settings in Llanishen, Cardiff and Barry.

The Llanishen setting has 57 registered places while the Barry nursery is slightly larger with 77 registered places.

The Llanishen setting opened in 2004 while the Barry nursery opened in 2010.

The company also runs Coconuts play centre in Barry.

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Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
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Mums and dads can find out what their offspring get up to while they're at work by attending 'play dates' at their child's nursery
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'Play dates' are held for different age groups on Friday mornings at Daisy Day Nursery in Barry and Llanishen, Cardiff
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Mums and dads may need to bring a change of clothes as our play dates can get a little messy. But the good news is that we do all the clearing up afterwards!
Ceri Stokes, Manager of Daisy Day Nursery in Barry