Being read children’s’ stories by drag queens is one of those things you never realised your childhood was missing until now.

That’s what the kids at Conservatoire Nursery in Kidbrooke got in the new Drag Queen Story Time event.

The idea behind the initiative by London Early Years Foundation is to teach children in the capital about tolerance and kindness.

The scheme is starting with seven nurseries in London but will roll out to 37 in the new year.

June O’Sullivan, CEO of London Early Years, said: “All of our nurseries are geared to giving children the best and equal start in life no matter what their background is.

"QST is all about opening our doors so that every single member of our community is included and we fully embrace this.

“By providing spaces in which children are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, it allows them to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish.”