Dads join their sons and daughters for day at Emneth Nursery School

FORGET take your children to work day — sons and daughters took their dads to nursery at a Fenland school. Youngsters at Emneth Nursery School showed their dads a thing or two about what they do as 14 fathers turned up to take part in school.

FORGET take your children to work day - sons and daughters took their dads to nursery at a Fenland school.

Youngsters at Emneth Nursery School showed their dads a thing or two about what they do as 14 fathers turned up to take part in school.

The event was pioneered by the Government three years ago in a bid to get more men interested in childcare, but proved so popular in Emneth that the school now holds a dad's day each month.

Marsha Jones, head of community at the school, said: "The pride we see in their faces is great. The idea is that they can show their dad where they spend their time.


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"Although we are getting more dads and granddads coming, it is more the women who do the too-ing and fro-ing. It is just so important that the child understands that they [fathers] are interested in them."

Stephan Wedge was one of the dads who took a day off work to accompany his four-year-old daughter Abbie.

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He said: "I get to do things with Abbie on her own. She is showing off and has pride in what she does."

Abbie said: "I've been playing with my dad. He's been rolling me on the big ball. I also played on the computer and in the moon sand.

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