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  • Short Summary

    What children get up to at a day nursery while their mothers are out at work.

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    Filmed at Stratford Day Nursery in London. "And such a family to look after while mothers are out at work." L/S of children sitting at small tables in the open air. M/S of group of toddlers standing beside benches with bowls of water. They are washing their hands. C/U of one girl brushing her teeth. C/U of a baby in a bath tub being washed by a nursery nurse. L/S of group of children in the playground. "Playtime, of course, is always welcome - " M/S of children sitting at little tables playing with plasticine or clay. Closer shot of the children who are doing some embroidery through cards with holes in.

    "Somebody said - "A nation marches forward on the feet of little children" - but what about "their tummies"? Eats are most important." L/S of children sitting at tables in the open air being served with food. Women wear nurses outfits. M/S of the children eating - cute. C/U of babies being fed. "Washing-up time." C/U of boy and girl washing up. "Then for a snooze before 'the children of the day' rejoin their mothers for the night." L/S of the children making up their own little truckle beds outside the nursery. M/S of the children sleeping on the camp beds. C/U of one girl all wrapped up in a blanket but smiling and laughing - not sleeping. C/U of a baby in a swinging chair inside the nursery. Baby laughs and waves. M/S of group of children looking out of the nursery window.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 607.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:18:59:00 / 01:22:00:00
    EP 253

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