Embarking on the journey to school is one of the biggest transitions a child will make. From their first steps in baby room, to the in-depth and sometimes profound conversations held with a four year old on Spiderman versus Batman, how a wiggly worm makes its way out of the ground, or how aeroplane’s fly in the sky, this heralds the recognition that the time has come for our pre-school children to spread their wings and start the next pathway in life.
Children’s many different milestones always give us cause for celebration, so of course we want to celebrate the children’s achievements during their time at nursery and give them a fantastic send off before their next chapter begins. On our celebration day at The Quays, the sun was shining and the nursery garden was a visual cacophony of brightly coloured balloons, bunting, inflatables, pictures and activities and of course a proud staff team a little bit emotional, as they prepared to bid their little charges a fond farewell.
In the blink of an eye, the garden was full to the brim with children and parents, with the children filling the makeshift dancefloor displaying a range of moves that Diversity would be proud of! Before long the entertainment was in full swing and the children looked on with awe and wonder as Charlie the puppet dog and his human handler Naomi, performed sketches and magic tricks whilst the children’s glittery face paint sparkled in the sunshine.
Inside the nursery, there was a lovely slideshow with pictures of the children’s time at nursery, recalling so many fond memories of children’s time at The Quays. It was soon time for speeches and presentations and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the staff read out a farewell poem penned by our very own Michelle. The children excitedly accepted their graduation pictures, certificates, medals and their all-important party bags before delivering a rousing rendition of pre-school’s all-time favourite song, George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’.
A befitting send-off all round from a team truly filled with pride and love for these children. Thank you to everyone involved in making this day so special and we can’t wait to hear all about everyone’s first day at school and of course to see those beautiful super-smart first day photographs.