CHANGE OF ADDRESS
You may have noticed that we have a new home. As of today the links between the programmes come from our new studios at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.
I worked in Children's Television during the early days of the Broom Cupboard where we soon learned that reading out birthday cards and getting excited about new shows made children's television personal and relevant. I like to think of Alex, Andy, Cerrie and Sid as the CBeebies family and we know from your post and emails that you are really fond of them and feel they're part of your family too. So I was delighted that all four of them agreed to carry on working with us here in BBC North.
Moving house is a great chance to take a fresh look at your living space. On CBeebies we try to help make sense of the world around our audience by creating a place that feels familiar. In our new set there's a bunk bed, a kitchen, a make area, a huge window on the outside world and a cosy corner where we'll read the Bedtime Stories at the end of the day.
The decoration is probably a bit brighter than your home - I don't know anyone else with an orange fridge! We hope that the set design makes it an inviting place where children want to be.
Just as in nursery or playgroup because we are in the studio every day our presenters can celebrate the important moments in children's lives as they happen. It's an important part of our public service remit that the presenters count to Christmas on the advent calendar, celebrate festivals like Diwali and Chinese New Year, talk about the seasons and read out birthday cards.
I'd be really interested to know your thoughts and your children's reactions to our new home. And of course, a new home means a new address for post. It's:
PO Box 1234