The Orchard Room Creche

Mammas HQ's creche is called The Orchard Room as a tribute to a wonderful lady Eileen Orchard who sadly lost her battle to breast cancer in December 2020 after many years of battling, being in remission and on chemo.

Why Sara gave The Orchard Room it's name:

"Eileen was my Aussie Mamma and she came in to my life when I moved next door to her in Bayswater in 2016. As soon as I moved in she introduced herself and from there she became an extremely good friend and all round amazing and supportive person, who I was privileged to have had in my life, even if it was for just a short time. While I have a Mamma in England, Eileen (who also became friends with my Mamma when she visited me) helped and supported me in so many ways, including with my business idea of a hair and beauty salon with a creche. From making a curry for me each Wednesday when I returned to work at a new job after maternity leave, to being my on-hand support through a redundancy just before and so many other things I am eternally grateful for. Most of the time Eileen was on chemo and still managed to be selfless and support me. I promised Eileen, in a letter I sent to her while she was in palliative care as she didn’t want visitors, that I'd name a room after her at Mammas HQ due to the amazing impact she has had on my life. The Mammas HQ creche seemed the obvious choice as it is welcoming, vibrant, creative and colourful just like Eileen was. Even the chalkboard head at the entrance to the creche belonged to Eileen and it feels like she is watching the children play in there. "

The Mammas HQ Creche is named after Eileen Orchard who died in December 2020 of breast cancer

Eileen Orchard

WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY

Morning
To 11.30

Rhyme time is singing nursery rhymes at Mammas HQ childcare

Rhyme
Time

The kids in the creche at Mammas HQ enjoy free play throughout the day
kids read story books in the Mammas HQ child friendly beauty salon

Reading stories

arts and craft activities are a regular activity at Mammas HQ kid friendly beauty salon

Arts and Crafts

Lunch
11.30 - 1.30

Nap time in the Mammas HQ creche

Nap (Continued)

singing and dancing as a group are happen daily at mammas hq baby friendly beauty salon

Singing and dancing

The kids in the creche at Mammas HQ enjoy free play throughout the day

Afternoon
11.30 To 4.00

kids read story books in the Mammas HQ child friendly beauty salon

Read Or Write A Story

Nap time in the Mammas HQ creche

Nap (If Required)
Big Kids Free Play

The kids in the creche at Mammas HQ enjoy free play throughout the day
arts and craft activities are a regular activity at Mammas HQ kid friendly beauty salon

Arts and Crafts

Night
4.00 To Close

lights go down to start relaxation at the mammas hq creche

Lights Dimmed

Rhyme time is singing nursery rhymes at Mammas HQ childcare

Quiet
Singing

The kids in the creche at Mammas HQ enjoy free play throughout the day