Merton Council is inviting mothers, fathers, childminders and all those who look after children under five to take a break and join in the local celebrations for National Childminding Week at a special party on Thursday 18 June.
The festivities at the Hub, on Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, kick off at 10am until 3pm and all children who come dressed up as their favourite nursery rhyme or storybook character will receive a prize.
Face painting and games of hook a duck, messy play, make your own play dough, junk modelling and outdoor paining will all be laid on to make sure everyone has a fun and enjoyable day out.
Refreshments and toys will be on sale throughout the day and parents and childminders can also bring a picnic with them.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for children’s services Councillor Debbie Shears said: “Childminders make an invaluable contribution to family life, looking after children in a caring home environment so that parents can go off to work secure in the knowledge their son or daughter is being properly looked after.
“They provide a vital service to the local community and we are committed to giving childminders the help and support they need. This party is one way in which we can thank them for all their hard work.”