Playgroup/nursery/reception

Discussion in 'Toddler & Pre-School' started by MissMuffet, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. MissMuffet

    MissMuffet Mum of 2

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    Can someone explain the difference please? Sorry to sound a bit stupid, but all this is new to me xx
     
  2. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    Playgroups are usually non-profit and may be run by volunteers including parents. They may or may not be open all week.

    Nurseries are either private or attached to schools. Apart from 15 hours of free learning per week after your child is 3, you have to pay for nurseries. School nurseries are open throughout the school year and private nurseries are often open all year.

    Reception is the first class in primary school, before Year 1.
     
  3. MissMuffet

    MissMuffet Mum of 2

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  4. smelly07

    smelly07 Mummy of 2 girls & wifey

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    playgroups/pre-schools (as they are now called) run for 3 hours sessions a day monday to friday and they employ qualified members of staff ALL people who work in pre-schools have to be qualified or working on there qualification now. They are charity based and rely on fundraising events. They are non-profit making.

    Nurseries are private profit making organistaions open monday to friday all day usually used by working parents.

    when they go to infant school the first year is reception
     

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