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Nursery Education

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 1 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of three-year-old and what proportion of four-year-old children receive nursery education.

The proportion of three-year-old children receiving education in maintained nursery schools and in nursery classes in maintained primary schools in England in January 1986 was 32 per cent. The corresponding proportion for four-year-olds was 14 per cent. since the majority of this age group are in infant classes.