16th November 2022 All Posts

Win a Bundle of Festive Prizes this Christmas!

With funding issues and challenges across the early years sector in recent months, we decided we wanted to give back this Christmas and give your early years setting a chance to win some festive early years resources as well as a special treat for your staff!

We’ve selected prizes from some of our favourite early years brands to give away six amazing prizes to one nominated childcare setting on Friday 9th December 2022.

Our new Competition will give your setting a chance to win some festive goodies worth over £500 to share with your children this Christmas!

You could win…

Arctic Adventure Music Workshop from BoogieMites 

What is it?

This collection of Boogie Mites songs can be used to create a performance for parents, a singing assembly or just as a fun way to explore the Christmas theme. The pack can be used to teach children about the non-religious traditions of Christmas. 

The downloadable pack contains:

  • Nine downloadable Christmas songs with additional instrumental versions
  • Videos of six of these songs in action to model delivery
  • Song lyrics with actions
  • Suggestions for practising and performing each song
  • Ideas for props and instruments
  • A suggested performance order for a non-religious Christmas show
  • Script for older children or adults
  • How to make sheet so you can make the instruments used

We wanted to treat a special nursery this Christmas to all of the tools necessary to have a fun festive party!

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Christmas Crafts Compendium from Early Years Resources

What is it?

This little craft kit is the ideal way to spark your children’s imaginations during the festive season. The kit comes in a handy 15cm tub with a lid and features lots of crafting materials children can get stuck into during December:

This craft kit includes:

  • beads
  • corrugated sheets
  • foam shapes
  • cellophane
  • feathers
  • metallic sheets
  • pipe cleaners
  • tissue paper
  • jewels
  • glitter
  • 14g metallic cord

We wanted to treat a special nursery this Christmas to all of the tools necessary to create and craft for the festive season. 

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Instant Snow Powder from TTS Group

What is it?

Create a non-toxic, fluffy snow like substance by simply adding water. A very tactile resource, it even feels cold! Each 100g pot makes over 7.5 litres and comes complete with measuring scoop. Ignite imaginations by adding to small world environments, or creating science experiments.

What better way to create that festive feel in small world play than with instant snow? Children can enjoy the texture of the snow and create their very own winter wonderland scenes. 

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Tactile Wreaths from Eduzone

What is it?

Enjoy some wholesome Christmas  fun with these pre-cut wreath shapes! The ideal craft activity for the festive season, these cutouts will bring endless fun to children who get to create their own Christmas wreath and hang it up on display. 

The wreath kit comes with colourful paper rings and fabric strips that are ideal for honing those fine motor skills. This is a fabulous creative exercise for children at this time of the year.

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Christmas Sensory Toy Gift Box from SenseToys

What is it?

This Christmas Sensory Variety Toy Pack is jam packed with 7 sensory gifts perfect for Christmas play time. The contents have been picked so as you can keep hands busy & minds focused or when you need quiet time; the body soothed and relaxed. 

The sensory gift box includes:

  • 1 x  Hand held light up spinner – batteries included.
  • 1 x Keyring squishy meshball – colour will vary.
  • 1 x LED light up mood light star 
  • 1 x Rainbow pop it 
  • 1 x Soft/ Medium therapy putty 
  • 1 x Sensory Chewbuddy™ chew

This range of sensory toys will provide hours of fun for young children and allow them to explore all of their senses in a fun, festive way!

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The Velvetiser Hamper from Hotel Chocolat

What is it?

Our final prize is for you, the practitioner. Mental health and wellbeing is so important in the early years sector and we want to treat you to an indulgent hot chocolate hamper from Hotel Chocolat. 

The Hamper includes:

  • A Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser
  • 2 x Pod Cups
  • The Everything Hot Chocolate Selection Box 
  • 10-Second Dunking Biscuits
  • Chocolate Shortbreads
  • 40% Milk Batons

Create the perfect hot chocolate this December and enjoy a little me time!

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Individuals should only enter once – but there can be multiple nominations for each setting. Don’t forget to share it with your colleagues and parents for more chance of winning!

We’ll be picking a winner at random on Friday 9th December, Keep an eye out for an email from us – or head to our Social Media pages to find out who wins!

Terms and Conditions Apply:
By entering the competition you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. To enter, please complete the entry form with all of your relevant information. Only one entry per person per prize promotion. All additional entries will be disqualified. The prize draw winner will be randomly selected by a computerised random generator from all entries. Prizes may be delivered after Christmas.

Winner Notification: The winners will be notified by email via the account provided at the point of entry within 14 days of the closing date and will have 14 days from notification to claim their prize. If a winner does not claim their prize within this timeframe Connect Childcare reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and will award the prize to a reserve drawn at the same time as the original.
It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide correct, up-to-date details when entering the prize promotion and acceptance of the prize. Connect Childcare cannot be held responsible for winners failing to supply accurate information which affects prize acceptance or delivery of their prize. You agree that if you are a winner, you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and to the use of your name, photograph and any comments in such publicity without any fee being payable.
Prizes will be ordered once the winner is confirmed, if for any reason the items are unavailable or no longer in stock we will offer an alternative at the same price.

Data Protection: Entrants will be given the option to opt into future marketing from Connect Childcare. Any personal information that entrants share within the entry form will be kept secure by Connect Childcare and will be used in line with the General Data Protection Regulation act. 

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