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‘A great occasion’: Chaston Nursery holds graduation event for leaving children for 24th year

PUBLISHED: 16:20 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 11 September 2018

Four year olds celebrate graduating at Chaston Nursery. (Back row from left: Ayra Blom-Zaman, Maisie Leifer, Elias Stubbs, Charlotte Harrod, Nicolas Keitel, and Maks Ostrowski. Front row from left: Hannah O'Brien, Tighe Bryan, and Yinuo Hu.) Picture: Polly Hancock

Four year olds celebrate graduating at Chaston Nursery. (Back row from left: Ayra Blom-Zaman, Maisie Leifer, Elias Stubbs, Charlotte Harrod, Nicolas Keitel, and Maks Ostrowski. Front row from left: Hannah O'Brien, Tighe Bryan, and Yinuo Hu.) Picture: Polly Hancock

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Staff, parents and children at Chaston Nursery in Chalk Farm celebrated as 10 children graduate and move on to primary school.

Staff and parents help leaving students at Chaston Nursery celebrate their graduation. Picture: Polly HancockStaff and parents help leaving students at Chaston Nursery celebrate their graduation. Picture: Polly Hancock

The nursery school has held a graduation event every year since 1994, and this year 10 four year-olds took part in the ceremony.

Nursery manager Samantha Witten said: “It was a really lovely day. It was well-attended by the whole nursery family and a great occasion.

“I think it’s almost like a university graduation. Given the importance of the years the children spend with us, it seems fitting to mark it. Some of them are with us 50 hours a week, some have been with us since they were babies. The staff become such a huge part of their lives.”

The nursery is family-run, and the ceremony gave parents the chance to socialise, too.

Samantha added: “Often people are rushing in and out to drop children off so this was a chance for parents to meet each other.”

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