This week we have learnt about Mikołajki.

Ala one of Granby Carlton’s practitioner’s shared the polish tradition with staff and children.

In some countries around the world, it’s believed that Santa Claus arrives in the night on the 24th of December.

Ala told the story how in Poland (and some other countries) Saint Nicholas comes with presents for children on the 6th of December.

This holiday is known as Dzien Świętego Mikołaja or Mikołajki (Saint Nicholas’ Day). Children receive small gifts on the day, the children find them under their pillows, in their slippers or (nowadays more and more often) in a stocking carefully hang out for that purpose the evening before

Ala kindly shared some Polish biscuits and cakes for everyone to try.

At Granby we are very proud of our inclusive practice, we ensure that everyone knows that everyone “belongs” children, parents and/or carers, staff and any other people connected with the early years setting. We treat everyone as an individual and respect their religions and cultures.

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