PROUD youngsters at a Stockton Heath nursery have been showing off their new uniform.

Stepping Stones Day Nursery, on London Road, has introduced a free uniform for pre-school children to wear daily.

It matches the nursery practitioners' clothing and has been launched as an aid to help children start their pre-reception journey.

Staff are confident it will prepare the kids for the next stage of education.

Jaimie Delooze, senior nursery practitioner of the pre-school room, said: "The children love coming into nursery wearing the uniforms now.

"They have been saying that they match their friends and are very proud to show off their uniforms to all our parents and visitors."

The 48-place nursery, which has been open since July last year, caters for children aged up to four.

Following an Ofsted inspection on August 12 it received a 'good' rating, with staff praised for 'high levels of care and emotional support'.

The attire consists of a polo shirt complete with the nursery logo.