THEY say that kids are growing up faster and faster, and that certainly looks like it could be the case for some Burton youngsters as they celebrate their graduation.
But this group are not enjoying the heady pleasures of a university graduation – instead they are marking the end of their time at The Firs Day Nursery, in Rosliston Road, Stapenhill.
The little ones were given a special ceremony to mark the fact they have completed their time at the nursery and will be moving up to primary school in the autumn.
Though it may not have been exactly the same as an official graduation, it had all of hallmarks of the real thing.
Staff, parents and other family members were invited to the ceremony at Short Street Methodist Church, in Stapenhill, and the little ones were all given a certificate.
They all wore the traditional cap and gown for the event, which was described as a chance for staff and parents to say goodbye to the children before they start school.
Dressed in bright red, the mortar board-clad youngsters all looked proud as they enjoyed the ceremony.
The celebration took place during a busy week for the nursery, which was due to host a Tour de Firs event yesterday.