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Nursery Schools

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many children in Wales attend maintained nursery schools and nursery classes; and what proportion this is of the total number of children in Wales under 5 years of age.

In January 1976, the latest date for which information is available, 21,890 children were attending nursery school or a nursery class in a primary school on a full or part-time basis. This figure represents approximately 19 per cent. of the 2 to 4 age group.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many Welsh language nursery schools and nursery classes there are in the maintained sector and the private sector, respectively; and how many children attend in each category.

Number of nursery schools40414467
Number of full-time pupils1,9401,9131,5831,610
Number of part-time pupils433031,1472,887
Number of nursery classes in primary schoolsN/AN/A272553
Number of full-time pupilsN/AN/A6,89110,117
Number of Part-time pupilsN/AN/AN/A7,276
N/A = Not available