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Proms for 4 year olds leaving nursery

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CruCru Tue 30-Apr-13 18:44:29

There was an article in the Times about this a couple of days ago, mentioning fancy cards and dresses. AIBU to think this sounds like a pointless faff?

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 30-Apr-13 18:47:56

Yes, absolutely, but my DD would be in seventh heaven!

threesypeesy Tue 30-Apr-13 18:49:34

Omg I would love this. I hope dd3 nursery starts this in time for her going.


Wholetthedogin Tue 30-Apr-13 18:52:54

DD has been at the same nursery for 4 years. It's going to be sad when she leaves. She has made so many great friends and they have been absolutely brilliant with her. It would be nice to celebrate them leaving in some way.

Isn't Prom just a fancy way of saying Disco/party? (showing my age here!)

TheseFoolishThings Tue 30-Apr-13 18:54:54

Really? Will they have to arrive in a limo too?

Ridiculous imo so YANBU OP

gonerogue Tue 30-Apr-13 18:54:55

My DD's nursery do a graduation ceremony, complete with little gowns. It's so cute and marks their leaving, especially since DD will have been their about 4 years.

jamdonut Tue 30-Apr-13 19:01:44

God, its bad enough at 16 ! (is fed up to the back teeth with prom dresses and any talk about the bloody prom).

Why on earth do tiny children need a Prom? And while we are on the subject, why do Junior children need one either? It is absolutely pointless. What's wrong with a school Disco?

Maybe if it wasn't costing money that I simply cannot afford,then I wouldn't feel so bad about it, but it is a major struggle to pay for what is required; dress,shoes,jewellery, hair and the sodding limo (Why is it necessary?Why? Ok, its being shared between a few of them,but it's another expense)

Sorry - had to get that off my chest blush

We had a "barn dance" when I left school at 6th form!! Nothing special,we were all allowed a glass of white wine to have with our nibbles,and sat around socialising with the teachers!

Growlithe Tue 30-Apr-13 19:02:26

Our school nursery did this. The children wore their party clothes. The boys made sparkly dickie bows and the girls made tissue paper corsages and everyone danced with the teachers. It was very cute and no harm done.

givemeaclue Tue 30-Apr-13 19:10:10

Ours had a party with entertainment, party games, Fonda then a little ceremony where they all got a certificate and graduation teddy. Bar for parents

Was lovely!

Justforlaughs Tue 30-Apr-13 19:13:58

I really don't see the need for a "prom" at any age, tbh. A leaving party, yes, our pre-school will have some games and some food and the kids will no doubt turn up in every spectrum imaginable from pretty party dresses to Spiderman costumes and tatty jeans and t-shirt, but I wouldn't class it as a Prom. The whole Limo thing is ott.

DeWe Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:02

Ds would have absolutely hated it. He'd probably make the re-discovery that motor boards make fantastic frisbees.

Justforlaughs Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:14

Haha Jamdonut, being indoctrinated into the "new" school years thing, I read your post as year 6 and was biscuit at 11 year olds getting a glass of wine with their teachers blush

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:32

That sounds lovely Growlithe

thebody Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:37

Is 'prom' the new disco

Is 'play date' the new ' going for tea'

Lets keep British people.

Growlithe Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:50

No limos at ours BTW. grin

StealthOfficialCrispTester Tue 30-Apr-13 19:18:12

I got told I was a misery on a thread about nursery graduation ceremonies confused

specialsubject Tue 30-Apr-13 19:18:58

I believe that the appropriate mumsnetism here is <boak>

exoticfruits Tue 30-Apr-13 19:19:04

Dire-utterly dire! Just as bad at the end of primary. I feel so sorry for DCs they do it all far too early.

exoticfruits Tue 30-Apr-13 19:19:36

I can't see what is wrong in letting children be children.

AngiBolen Tue 30-Apr-13 19:19:38

DD "graduated" from nursery. She had her photo take wearing a mortarboard and everything. hmm

chocoluvva Tue 30-Apr-13 19:21:14

YANBU - it's excessive. If you've had a nursery 'prom' and a primary school 'prom' what on earth are you going to do to make your school-leaving party special - a trip to the moon?

SwishSwoshSwoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 19:31:00

I agree, <boak> is appropriate here.

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 19:31:53

All sounds a bit tacky to me.

thebody Tue 30-Apr-13 19:35:43

Wish I had a photo of dd4 in a motor board and gown from nursery.

She sure isn't on course to get a real one bless her heart.

pregnantpause Tue 30-Apr-13 19:39:11

I think it detracts from the actual sixth form ball at the end, sorry, 'prom' at the end. If you've had a significant party to graduate each passing year, then what's special about your actual proper, I'm leaving school fandango?
End of year disco for any under sixth form IMO. Perfectly adequate in my day and age (and I'm young)

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