SIDCUP tots are showing plenty of Joie de vivre as part of a special language learning scheme.

Chatterbox House Day Nursery, in Main Road, has employed French teacher Elina Demurger-Jones to visit the pre-school children every Monday.

She uses role-play, songs and games to help them learn the language and organisers are delighted with the success of the project.

Pre-school room leader Jude Andrews said: "We have lots of children from different backgrounds so this is useful at introducing them to various cultures.

"It's fairly basic, obviously, but now they can say hello, thank you and things like that and it helps their understanding of the world.

"They always enjoy it when she comes."

News Shopper: French teacher Elina Demurger-Jones with Henry Holmes, two, and Toni-Ann Furrs, three