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Old 12-18-2015, 10:42 AM
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I just wish they wouldn't have named the school. It makes it much easier for stalkerazzi and people with nefarious plans.

And they even included a map! How thoughtful of them!
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:24 AM
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Maybe they announced it so when George will actually attend, the first buzz has died down?

George and Charlotte are adorable. She seems like the more mellow type but that might change when they're both older. Cute regardless. I'm always so fascinated when one kid is so much blonder than the other one.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:58 AM
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They had to announce where George will be going to school. Every school he and Charlotte will attend will be announced. Security measures are worked out in advance. That's always top priority.

I didn't go to nursery school, if I did, I don't remember doing so. Sounds like George will have a good time and I hope he meets a diverse group of kids. I just think exposing your children to diverse groups is very important.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:03 PM
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interesting choice for nursery for george. it´s quite thrifty choice apparently at only 33 pounds per day. the montessori system is apparently quite a reknowned one too.
i guess they will relocate full time to anmer hall now that george is at nursery?
According to the DM article Prince George will not attend nursery school when he is in London, so I suspect there will be times when he is in London with his family as is the case now.
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I thought George would have started school later in 2016, probably September/October, so this was a lovely surprise! It certainly is a relief for Nanny Maria too... I don't know much about nursery/kindergartens in Uk, but do the children usually attend a 9 to 5 day at school? Or can they attend only in the morning? I thought 33 pounds per day is way too much, but again, I don't know how much nursery school fare in England. It seems the school is well secluded and I wonder if they'll let the media film at least the first day of school. I think they should, anyway. I read the school is pretty exclusive: why do they allow only 29 children to attend? Is it because it's a small village?
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Thank you! I asked because in italy nurseries, kindergarten etc cost much less and 30 pounds a day made an impact!
According to one article 23 of the children receive assistance w/ the fees. Thus I don't think it's 'exclusive' or limited to children of the wealthy. The small size would be due to the rural character of the area - how many 2-5 or 6 year olds can there be in such a small village?
I think it's lovely that Prince George is off to school and have always thought socialization is important for young children. George is surrounded by adults, so a steady dose of interaction with peers his own age will be great.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:23 PM
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William did not attend nursery school until he was 3 years and 3 months old.

Why are they sending George to school before he is 3 years old?

Why are they in a 'rush' to get him out of the house?

What is the reason they could not 'wait' until September?

Georgie better have a talk with mom and dad.

Could it be 'Mr. Bouncy' is being bounced out of the house?
(Or at least for a few hours.)
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:26 PM
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William did not attend nursery school until he was 3 years and 3 months old.

Why are they sending George to school before he is 3 years old?

Why are they in a 'rush' to get him out of the house?

What is the reason they could not 'wait' until September?

Georgie better have a talk with mom and dad.

Could it be 'Mr. Bouncy' is being bounced out of the house?
(Or at least for a few hours.)
I don’t know about the UK, but where I live nursery starts at 2,5 and is attended by almost all children. So George going now is not that surprising to me.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:42 PM
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The earlier George will be mingling/has a rountine with other children the better, imo.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:45 PM
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William did not attend nursery school until he was 3 years and 3 months old.

Why are they sending George to school before he is 3 years old?

Why are they in a 'rush' to get him out of the house?

What is the reason they could not 'wait' until September?

Georgie better have a talk with mom and dad.

Could it be 'Mr. Bouncy' is being bounced out of the house?
(Or at least for a few hours.)
Well, he seems like a very active and curious kid so I think it might fit him to get some new impressions and activity outside his family. It's not like they will put him there 9-5 5 days a week. It's just activation.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:46 PM
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William did not attend nursery school until he was 3 years and 3 months old.

Why are they sending George to school before he is 3 years old?

Why are they in a 'rush' to get him out of the house?

What is the reason they could not 'wait' until September?

Georgie better have a talk with mom and dad.

Could it be 'Mr. Bouncy' is being bounced out of the house?
(Or at least for a few hours.)

I really doubt it's as much of a "rush" to get him out of the house as them deciding that he's ready and the school accepting children who are 2 and a half. There's a lot of benefits to nursery school, and if your child is ready why not start earlier?
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:49 PM
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From The Telegraph -

Westacre says it has "an all inclusive open door approach" and has in the past taught children on the autistic spectrum and physically disabled children.

A spokesman for the school said: "We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children."

Claire Schofield, Director of Membership, Policy and Communications at National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) said:

“Going to nursery will be a great move for Prince George. He’ll be just over two and a half when he starts and at that age it’s all about free play – sand and water, dressing up, painting and making things, just getting stuck in and getting messy.

“He’s had nannies so he’s used to being with other people but being at nursery will be very different for him because he’ll be socialising with all the other children, making friends and learning to share and developing his communication skills.

“Most nurseries invite new starters to play with a parent, and then on their own, a few times, before their first day at nursery. That allows the child, their parents and the nursery staff to get to know each other.”
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:57 PM
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William did not attend nursery school until he was 3 years and 3 months old.

Why are they sending George to school before he is 3 years old?

Why are they in a 'rush' to get him out of the house?

What is the reason they could not 'wait' until September?

Georgie better have a talk with mom and dad.

Could it be 'Mr. Bouncy' is being bounced out of the house?
(Or at least for a few hours.)
I don't think that it's a rush. My little sister now age 8 actually started at a Montessori Learning center quite younger than George at 1 years and 6 months just because she saw us learning and she needed to burn off some energy and interact with kids her own age. I believe it may be the same for the George
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:17 PM
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Westacre says it has "an all inclusive open door approach" and has in the past taught children on the autistic spectrum and physically disabled children.
How truly awesome would it be if some of the kids in George's group were to be some with special needs? Learning from a very young age to interact with and accept that other kids can be different in some ways is a wonderful thing in my book.

I'm seeing quite a few of Kate's special interests with children shining through in this choice of school from stopping bullying at a very young age to creative expression like the Art Room and there's probably a myriad of other connections that haven't registered with me yet.

I think we're going to have to get out our sunglasses because when Daria reads about what this classroom is like, she's going to be beaming brighter than the sun.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:05 PM
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte, General News Part 1: May 2015

It's interesting that George will be attending a Montessori nursery, as IIRC William also did.
I hope he has a fun time there! He's growing up so fast.

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From my own experience Nursery school is usually a half day school. In the UK you can start nursery quite young but Kindergarten if I remember begins at 3 or 4 years. Where they live is quite a village
In England we don't have Kindergarten. Over here, children sometimes start attending nursery/preschool when they're very young babies but they can begin at any age (as far as I'm aware). They end preschool aged three or five depending on what their school starting age is as state schools start at five whereas a lot of private schools start at three.
I started preschool when I was six months and finished when I was three.
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Didn't Kate go to a nursery school in Jordan when she was two and attended it there for a couple of years?
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Usually, children are ready for preschool when they are potty trained. In fact, some preschools refuse to diaper. I bet George recently completed his potty training.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:55 PM
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I don’t know about the UK, but where I live nursery starts at 2,5 and is attended by almost all children. So George going now is not that surprising to me.
If I'm remembering right, Estelle of Sweden started a type of nursery school at 2 1/2.
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If I'm remembering right, Estelle of Sweden started a type of nursery school at 2 1/2.
Yeah, in Sweden that's a normal age as well.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:33 PM
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I think it all depends on the child and his/her development. George may be ready to attend school now, so it doesn't make sense to wait nine months. I love the idea that the school is small and has children from all walks of life as well as with varying abilities. The earlier he is exposed to different people, the sooner he will learn to accept exceptionalities/disabilities. As Osipi pointed out, Catherine's and William's interest shine through the school choice for their son. Another testament of how serious they are about making a difference and leading by example.


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Old 12-19-2015, 12:54 AM
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the nursery Prince George is to attend alongside the release of a new photograph of their family. The two-year-old will go to the Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk from January. A nursery spokesman said: "We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery." The nursery, near King's Lynn, is close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home, Anmer Hall-

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