A nursery in Leyton has held a special graduation ceremony as a farewell to children. 

Staff at Kids Aloud Daycare Nursery dressed children in red silk robes and mortarboards to mark the end of their time at the nursery. 

The majority of children, aged three and four, had been at the nursery since they were six months old. 

Each child was presented with a certificate and a journal of their time at the nursery, which is based inside the methodist church.

Manager Samantha Hill said: "We were able to celebrate this special time together along with the children, their peers and their families remembering all of the special memories and moments we have had together.

"We wish all of the children well in the next stage of their development moving on to ‘big school’".