DSCF3655[4]The Montessori People Nursery School celebrated its class of 2016 with its fifth pre school graduation celebration. 

The Thornaby based Nursery School was delighted to welcome over 90 family members and special guests Mayor of Thornaby, Councillor Steve Walmsley and his Mayoress to celebrate this great occasion.

The 24 children were presented with their graduation scrolls by the Mayor in the lovely outdoor area and were delighted to be part of the afternoons celebrations including an afternoon tea for all of the guests. This special day is significant for all of the families and for some it was the second and even third event.

This annual event is a highlight in The Montessori Peoples’ academic calendar and the whole class look forward to this each year.

Nursery owner, Michelle Tudor said:

“It is always sad to say goodbye to our children at the end of each year, but we are confident they have enjoyed every day they have spent with us – most being with us since babies.  We send them onto reception with a great understanding and knowledge of the world and most importantly a strong foundation of academic skills and a desire to learn. We hope their new teachers will challenge and expand on each child’s vast ability even further.”

His Worshipful the Mayor of Thornaby, Councillor Steve Walmsley added:”

 “I am absolutely delighted to be asked to attend this ceremony, and would like to thank the staff at The Montessori People for the work they do which is second to none.  Of course the real stars of the show where the children who were an absolute delight and a testament to the work the excellent staff do.  The atmosphere was terrific and if we could bottle it up it would be worth a fortune.  I think I enjoyed myself more than the children did.”

The graduates were dressed to impress in their golden graduation caps and gowns and received individual poems and certificates to remember their special day.

Sally Large, one of the parents of The Montessori People concluded:

“Our third child, Pippa graduated today and I feel so lucky that I found this Nursery School for my children; they all thrived here, thanks to the amazing care and support they were given at each stage of their development.  They were nurtured with genuine love, and it made leaving them, and going to work, so easy…. Like leaving them with family.  Our other two children are confident, high achievers at school and I credit the The Montessori People with this, having given them the best start in life and education.”

The Montessori People Nursery School is based in the Highflyers Children’s Centre in Thornaby and has achieved an Outstanding award for early learning and education last year, with their Preschool lead teacher ‘Miss Hayley’ being shortlisted as ‘Nursery Practitioner of the Year’ shortly after.

The Montessori People Nursery School provide a creative and stimulating experience, based on independent play and learning, from six weeks onwards.