Pictured at the Tiny Tots last day after 30 years in the Community Centre, Navan.From left: Lorraine Ferris, Victoria Gielec and her mother Bernadeta Gielec and Kate Watters.

GALLERY... The last group of young graduates leave Tiny Tots Pre-School as the Lorraine and Kate say goodbye

After thirty years serving the Navan community where she set up one of the first pre-schools in the town, Lorraine Ferris bid an emotional farewell to her last ever group of pre-school graduates at Tiny Tots.

Located in St Mary's Community Centre, Tiny Tots had more than 1,000 children pass through its doors over the years and indeed some of the children Lorraine taught are now grown up and have been sending their own children to her.

Lorraine and her colleague and great friend Kate Watters worked together for more than 20 years but decided it was time to retire this year. It was a hugely emotional day for them both as they closed the doors to Tiny Tots with parents presenting them flowers and gifts to say thank you for all their service and dedication.