There were bittersweet celebrations at Highbury Lodge Day Nursery in Hitchin as children marked the end of their time at the award-winning setting with a weekend graduation ceremony, surrounded by their friends, families and proud practitioners.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Highbury Road, pre-schoolers were delighted to collect their scrolls of achievement, before posing for photos around the garden with beloved character favourites Elsa and Spiderman and enjoying a celebratory lunch spread, complete with sandwiches, cakes, vegetable platters, ice pops and more.
Highbury Lodge Day Nursery Team Leader, Lynsey Biddle explained;
“Everything we do here is focused on sending happy, confident and fully prepared children into mainstream schooling. We are celebrating that today but saying goodbye to children we have looked after since they were babies is very difficult,” she said.
For parents, who also had their older children that had previously attended Highbury Lodge in tow, the occasion was an emotional one as it signified the end of an era.
“While we keep in touch with the progress of our children in their schools we lose that close bond and regular contact with the parents who have been wonderfully supportive in helping us ensure each and every child gets the very most from their nursery experience. We will really miss them,” said Lynsey.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200