Colne nursery owner’s pride as Class of 2006 take next big step

GROWN UP: The first Toddle In Nursery Group reunite at photo shoot before making their transition to high school (S)

GROWN UP: The first Toddle In Nursery Group reunite at photo shoot before making their transition to high school (S)

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They were the first group to graduate from a new Colne nursery in July 2006.

And now the owner of Toddle In Nursery has shared her pride as her little “tykes” take their next big step to high school.

To mark the occasion, Jessica Webber organised for her original class to meet up at a photo shoot at Create Studios, in Albert Road.

The experience, she said, was an emotional one, and a fantastic way to make the transition between schools easier for the eight students.

Seven members of the group will be starting at Park High School, in Colne, on Monday, having been at various local primary schools in Pendle and Burnley. Five will be in the same form.

Miss Webber, who opened the North Valley Road site in January 2005, said: “It was lovely – really emotional though. I can’t believe how time flies.

“They were all a bit nervous to start with, but by the end of the session they were chatting to each other.

“You don’t really realise you are such a big part of their lives.

“You see them every day, and know everything that is going on in their lives, and then they go and you never see them again. It was nice to revisit the children, with their parents as well.”

The reunited group consists of twins Megan and Emma Reeder, Mia Barras, Jorge Hiscox, Kern Etherington, Kimberley Flannery, Jack Holt and Megan Davies. Lauren Singleton was also in the original group, but has now moved out of the area.