Pre-school provides education to children before statutory education. Children in pre-schools are usually aged between three to five but often there are places for 2 year olds as well.

Pre-schools are usually open during school time.  Most offer sessions of four hours from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon every day but there are options of taking children on after 12:00 noon depending on the parent’s convenience. A number of pre-schools offer longer sessions or full time day-care.

School/Class capacity
Depending on the physical size of the school most pre-schools provide places for 30-100 children. These are normally divided up into small groups of 15-30 children.  You should make sure that the classrooms are spacious.

There should be at least one member of staff for every fifteen children aged three to five however, the lower the ratio the better.  For children between the ages of two and three, there should be at least 1 adult for every 5 children.

Safety and Security
Check for fire and evacuation policies before enrolling your child in pre-school

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