Global Intergenerational Week 2024



Global Intergenerational Week, is an annual campaign that connects everyone around the world who is passionate about Intergenerational.

Apples and Honey Nightingale (AHN) Apples and Honey Nightingale is both a co-located daycare and pre-school in the grounds of Nightingale House Care Home Nightingale House | Nightingale Hammerson, and a registered education and training centre

Based in South London, our 80 pre-school babies and children enjoy daily programmes with the care home residents who benefit equally from the reciprocal, purposeful and stimulating activities. Children of the Care Home staff attend the nursery, thereby creating another bridge for maintaining continuity of care and close bonds.

Through our training programme, developed in order to support the importance of high quality Intergenerational (IG) projects that are grounded in a secure understanding of IG principles and practices, we provide CPD accredited courses in IG practice and a unique suite of NCFE accredited level 3 IG qualifications.

We are delighted to be England country leads with the Beth Johnson Foundation with whom we have also relaunched the Centre for Intergenerational Practice, Research and Development. Effective and impactful IG projects can only succeed if we work together in respectful partnerships. The theme for Global Intergenerational Week this year is ‘Intergenerational Practice is ESSENTIAL.’

Together we can make it happen!

Check out how you can get involved and register in events on the main page of Global Intergenerational Week here. 

If you are interested in joining us at Nightingale House, drop us an email at

Keep an eye out for our exciting programme taking place during GIW24 week. 

Day 1 – Let’s raise IG awareness – Wednesday, 24 April

A Feast of Intergenerational Delicacies!

Immerse yourselves in the richness of the Apples and Honey Nightingale Intergenerational programme.

  • Dance with us
  • Sing with us
  • Garden with us
  • Bake with us
  • Read with us
  • Walk with us


Judith Ish-Horowicz MBE, our co-founder is being honoured with the International Intergenerational Ambassador 2024 Award at Espacio Bertelsmann in Madrid

Day 2 – Let’s build intergenerational partnerships – Thursday, 25 April

Our Dream Team!

Watch how Finton House After School Club and Nightingale House residents bonded during our grandfriends club culminating in performing a musical medley for family and friends.

1.00 pm – The Grand Reveal!

Join the Centre for Intergenerational Practice and Development’s network meeting where it’s new name will be unveiled! Register here.

Day 3 – Let’s combat loneliness and social isolation – Friday, 26 April

Forever Friends!

Apples and Honey Nightingale Graduates reunite with their Nightingale House grandfriends, reminiscing and sharing new secrets.

Day 4 – Let’s celebrate IG spaces and communities – Saturday, 27 April

The Magic of ICZs!

Ballet, Babies, Poetry, Parachutes – anything can happen in our Intergenerational Community Zone 

Day 5 – Let’s break down barriers – Sunday, 28 April,

Open Sesame!

Experiencing Intergenerational friendships through all the senses

Day 6 – EU day – Solidarity between Generations – Monday, 29 April

Together We Can Save The World!

Launching the Nightingale House-Apples and Honey Nightingale Intergenerational Recycling Scheme

2:00pm Creating Intergenerational Communities (CIC): Raising the Quality of Intergenerational Practice – Register here

Are you involved in the Intergenerational field – planning, delivering and sustaining projects?

Have you ever wondered if what you’re doing is of good quality?

Would you like to have a better understanding of the benefits and principles of IG practice?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this is the event for you!

Join us online on Monday 29th April 2024 at 2.00pm to hear all about our Creating Intergenerational Communities Programme (CIC) which is creating a first of its kind guidance to intergenerational best practice across the UK.

Day 7 – Let’s Build Intergenerational Workplaces – Tuesday, 30 April

A Vote of Thanks for our Volunteers!

A celebration of all our volunteers who are FANTABULOUS!

2.00 – 3.30pm The importance of intergenerational training: Putting knowledge into practice – Register here

As an emerging field, the principles and practice which underlie intergenerational work are constantly evolving and changing, as they take into account new research and a growth in grassroots international programmes and practice. It can be hard to know quite where to start in terms of building knowledge, to ensure that the intergenerational sessions you may be planning are of good quality, and meet the core principles of intergenerational work and practice. This webinar will explore the various types of training that is available from leading intergenerational organisations AHN Education & TrainingGenerations Working Together and Linking Generations NI, and will provide an opportunity to hear from people who have taken part. If you have questions with regard to your own continuous professional development in the field of intergenerational work, come and join us.

Ofsted Report 29/1/2020

‘The quality and standards of the Early Years Provision is Outstanding’
  • Children flourish in this outstanding nursery. Leaders have exceptionally high expectations for every child
  • Children are consistently engaged, excited and interested, and enjoy exploring the excellent range of learning experiences.
  • Children manage their own behaviour well. They learn to listen to the views of others and accept each other’s ideas.
  • Leaders are ambitious and inspiring. They successfully combine their expertise, experience and knowledge of children to provide an exceptional learning environment.
  • Parents comment on the excellent emotional support their children receive. Parents make comments such as, ‘Not only is my child exceptionally safe, they are also genuinely loved by the staff.’
  • Children eagerly develop their skills in mathematics and literacy.
  • Children have a positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning. They are highly motivated, independent and confident.
Ofsted Outstanding 2007-2008
Ofsted Outstanding 2010-2011
Ofsted Outstanding 2015-2016
Ofsted Outstanding 2020