STAFF at a Wirral care home have celebrated more than a year of hosting an intergenerational playgroup for residents and members of the local community.

Caldy Manor's first playgroup began in January last year. Since then, staff and residents at the home have welcomed a large number of mums, carers, grandparents and babies, to enjoy music, games and activities.

The group of mums and toddlers has also enjoyed singing along with residents, to well-known classic nursery rhymes such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Bar Bar Black Sheep and Ring a Ring a Roses. Over the last year, residents have also learnt some knew songs such as Red, Yellow, and Green, Open and shut and Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

Residents have also learnt some actions to go along with the new nursery rhymes which can also help them with their daily exercise regime.

They use a number of different items to help stimulate residents and babies such as scarves and parachute.

They use these in line with songs and they all sing along together with their props.

One of the residents at Caldy Manor said "It's been so lovely to see the little ones grow up over the last year, we really see a difference because we only see them once every six weeks.

"I feel we have got to know the babies and the mums ever so well and I really enjoy seeing them".

The catering team at the care home provide a selection of homemade cakes such as Victoria sponge and Lemon Curd cakes.

General manager, Hannah Roberts said: "We invited the group to the home as a way to get to know people in our local community, and the residents at our home always have lots of fun, and love our young visitors.

"If anyone ever wants to stop in for a lovely afternoon with your young ones, or just for a cuppa and a break, we'd love to have you join us."

Caldy Manor care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, which provides residential care, dementia care and respite.