The Rocking Horse Nursery leaves a message to the future

The children and staff at the Rocking Horse Nursery at Newbury Racecourse left a message for the future community of the town when they buried a time capsule in the garden of their new nursery last Thursday, 23 July.

Established over 20 years ago in the grounds of Newbury Racecourse, the Rocking Horse Nursery is moving in to a brand new state of the art building in August. The time capsule, created to celebrate the new nursery opening, contains items from the past, but most importantly, items which will serve as a reminder to the future of what was important to the nursery and its children in 2015.

Nursery Release

Manager Rosina Reynolds and her team have worked with the children on the time capsule content and it includes a letter addressed to the future. In it, the reader is urged to look after the environment and be kind to each other. The letter also says: ‘Remember our children are our future, nurture them with love and stability, teach them right from wrong. Follow these guidelines and the world will be a better place to live in for all of us.’

The time capsule contents include:

  • A copy of the Racing Post from 23 July
  • A copy of the Daily Telegraph from 23 July
  • A racecard and a pair of tickets from NSPCC Charity Race Evening held on 23 July
  • Photos of Rocking Horse Nursery Staff
  • Photos of the Newbury Racecourse Centenary in 2005
  • A poem written by one of the children about the Rocking Horse Nursery
  • A small model of a rocking horse
  • A Minion
  • A Peppa Pig DVD
  • A DVD of the 2014 Rocking Horse Nursery Christmas play
  • A copy of the book ‘The Gruffalo’
  • Copies of the registers for the rooms of the nursery
  • A learning journal from some of the nursery children (permission given by their parents)
  • A current child’s uniform for Rocking Horse Nursery
  • Information about the horses whom the new nursery rooms are named after
  • A letter to the future

There is limited availability throughout the new nursery, however demand is currently high and with its value for money and flexible approach to working with its families, places are being snapped up fast.

To arrange a visit contact [email protected] or call 01635 48969.