​​​Early years 

 

Prior to compulsory schooling, childcare services are offered to children aged between 3 months and 3 years. Activities for children are focused on all the areas of child development including social, emotional, physical, intellectual, communication and creativity.        

 

The daily programme provided includes a wide variety of play activities that stimulate learning in a modern, safe and fully equipped environment.

 

Pre-Primary education caters for children aged between 3 and 5 years. This is provided in kindergarten centres that are attached to primary schools and fall under the responsibility of the Head of the primary school. At this level no formal teaching takes place. Educational activity is aimed at developing the children's social attitudes, language and communication skills in preparation for primary education. Although not compulsory, around 98% of 4 year olds attend kindergarten classes.  ​