an establishment that provides educational childcare in a facility where seven or more children, aged two to five years, are received in a stable group on a regular basis for no more than four hours a day
(or preschool school for the education of very young children (generally five years of age and younger). These schools range from schools which seek to teach young children to schools which only provide childcare with little educational benefits. Schools which focus on education generally teach early social skills including interpersonal interaction, being a part of a group of peers, and classroom skills such as following the instructions of a teacher. Some formal education also takes place, such as early reading or language skills. Some nursery schools have adopted specialized methods of teaching, such as Montessori, High Scope, Reggio Emilia approach and various other pedagogy.
A nursery school or preschool is a facility providing preschool education or school for the education of very young children, preceding formal compulsory education. It is generally considered part of early childhood education. In some jurisdictions the provision of nursery school services is on a user pays or limited basis whilst some governments fund preschool education.