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Nursery schools cater for children between the ages of one and five and hire a number of teachers and assistance who will encourage educational play, rather than just providing childcare.
Teachers will help the children to learn and develop the vital academic and social skills which will prepare them for the rest of their education and their lives.
Nursery schools will typically hire teachers who can teach a range of skills and subjects and who can act as a parent figure for very young children.
In the UK nursery schools, or pre-school education, is fully funded by local government for children over the age of three.
Private voluntary or independent nursery education is also widely available throughout the UK.
The government has set out Early Learning Goals which is a curriculum for 0 to five year-olds.
The crucial focus is on making sure that children are prepared for starting school and ready and able to learn.
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Parents will also get much clearer information on how their children are progressing, therefore they can be confident that they are developing well and any problems will be picked up at an early stage.
The government is also looking for more ways to get parents and communities involved in helping out and contributing to children's centres.
The aim is to make it easier for parents to plan and balance their working lives by offering the free entitlement to 15 hours of childcare.
Children's minister Sarah Teather has said:"The first five years of a child’s life, the foundation years, are absolutely critical. We want a system where every child can thrive, regardless of their social background. If we are to tackle the attainment gap and raise life chances, we must start in the earliest years."