In celebration they were going to bake you all a cake. However, they then read what the numpties of Knowsley Borough Council (KBC) and Chester University (CU) have been up to, and decided against it.
KBC and CU have set up something called "The Pre-School Nutrition Project", which (as befits a bunch of Nanny wanabees) sets out strict rules for food supplied at nurseries.
Sweets and cakes brought in for children's birthdays cannot be eaten in the nursery, but must be handed to parents at the end of the day.
Now I know that, according to Nanny, we have become a nation of fat bastards. However, making everyone paranoid about what they eat (especially at such a young age) will turn many into body hating anorexics or body hating overeaters.
Julie Tierney, the Assistant Public Health Director behind the scheme, droned on to some media organ or other:
"Our Health & Wellbeing's Early Years Healthy Eating Guidelines encourage nurseries to provide healthy snacks and treats for all children in their care, and encourages them to choose foods and drinks that are not high in sugar as part of a healthy lifestyle.
It is important that special days are celebrated and nurseries are innovative and creative in the way that they do this without the need to give foods high in sugar."
I didn't know that under fives had a "lifestyle" as such!
Birthday cakes, as such, do not create morbidly obese kids (unless they scoff an entire cake by themselves each day).
Feed a child freshly prepared decent food at set times, allow them the occasional treat (eg cake, chocolate etc) and learn to say "no" to excess; thus you will produce a healthy adult, who has some self control and self respect over what they eat.
Excessive control over every mouthful will create a neurotic adult who is overweight, through excessive comfort eating, or anorexic.
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts