Pre-school children at Treetops Nursery in Birlingham, near Pershore have this week taken part in their annual graduation ceremony to mark the transition from nursery to school.

Upon arrival family and friends were greeted with drinks and cakes, and invited to look at specially made displays of children’s work and photographs from throughout the year. Youngsters were very excited to have a private dressing room where they could prepare for the ceremony away from the prying eyes of parents.

There was not a dry eye in the house as the children walked out in their caps and gowns to ‘For the first time in forever’ to start the ceremony. The Disney Frozen theme continued throughout with renditions of ‘Do you want to build a snowman’ and ‘Let it go,’ as well as readings from the staff and the youngsters themselves.

The ceremony concluded with a balloon release and each child made a wish for their future before letting go of their balloons together and watching them fly away into the distance. As well as aspirations to become teachers and racing car drivers, Edward (age 4) wished simply to “work with daddy” when he grows up.

Nursery manager Georgina Hempstead said “Many of our children have been with us since they were only a few months old and so leaving nursery to start school is a huge step for both the children and their parents. The graduation ceremony is a time to celebrate the child’s journey with us and it is important to us here at Treetops that this is a special and memorable occasion for our families.”

Following a tear-jerking slideshow of photographs from the children’s time at Treetops, families enjoyed a BBQ in the nursery garden whilst the children posed for photographs with friends.

With many children moving on to school in September the nursery has spaces available and anyone wishing to enquire about childcare with Treetops is invited to call Georgina on 01386 750555.

Based on information supplied by Georgina Hempstead.