Three and four-year-olds sang with elderly care home residents in the first of a series of visits.

The group of children from Yeladanu Pre School Nursery at Muswell Hill synagogue visited residents of Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet as the first of their new monthly visits.

The nursery team helped the children sing songs to the staff, and encourage the elderly residents of the home to join in.

The children also wished everyone a Happy Tu Bishvat, a Jewish festival known as the New Year of the trees.

One of the home inhabitants, Billie Clifford, said: "It’s a real pleasure to see them."

Jewish Care’s Living Well team manager, Pawel Moczulewski, added: "These intergenerational visits are so important for both the nursery children and the well being of older people.

"It’s great for the children to come and talk to older people, many of them do not have grandparents or great grandparents who are in their 80’s or 90’s or older.

"It’s fantastic to see the enjoyment the children bring for the residents and care staff. It really brightens up their day and brings smiles to their faces."