A Southfields nursery is celebrating 20 years of early years education this September.

Secretary of state for education and Putney MP Justine Greening leant her support and attended the 20th birthday party last Friday (September 8) at the day nursery in Princes Way.

Julia and Harriet Wolfe, the principals at Seahorse Nursery, contacted pupils and staff from the past to reunite and celebrate the nursery’s past successes together with current families.

Julia said: “I was thrilling and humbling to see so many alumni and their ever supportive parents.

“It is also amazing to hear the successes of our past pupils, including those who are studying at university”.

Rachel Hunt, who joined Seahorse Nursery in 1999, recalled her time there and thanked staff for her close friendship with a peer after meeting at two years old.

They now both study together at the University of Oxford.

Harriet added: “I am very proud of what Julia has achieved and I think one of our strengths is that our ethos has not changed and we continue to focus on providing a loving, educational and fun environment for children to learn and develop.”

Julia originally set up the nursery in 1997 in the ground floor of her family home.

Her daughter, Harriet, followed her footsteps and joined the family business in 2012 with her opening a new day nursery in Southfields last year.