Pre-schoolers celebrated graduating from nursery by holding a mad hatters tea party.

Forty infants dressed up for the occasion wearing a gown and mortar board hats at Windmill Day Nursery.

The toddlers were presented with certificates by Mary-Kate Burns, room leader at the day nursery at the ceremony at Whitehill Way on the Windmill Business Park.

Describing it as an occasion for mixed emotions and making more priceless memories, Manager Lora Worthington said the occasion was full of mixed emotions, but also about making priceless memories. “Everything we do here is focused on sending happy, confident and fully prepared children into mainstream schooling,” she said.

“We are celebrating that today but saying goodbye to children we have looked after since they were babies is very difficult.”

In a final crafting session at the nursery, the graduates and staff made ‘Mad Hats’ and a prize was awarded for the best creation. The fun day included games and a range of activities for children and parents to enjoy.

For the tea party feast a Cheshire Cat cake took centre stage alongside jam tarts made by the children.