PRINCE GEORGE and Princess Charlotte went to different nurseries, each of which are thought to be preparing them for their future roles.
Princess Charlotte to start nursery in Kensington
George, as the future king, attended Westacre Montessori school in King’s Lynn, which focuses on establishing a child’s independence. Montessori schools use an usual teaching method, which involves allowing the child to do what they want to do, as well as learning practical skills that mean they can do it themselves. Fans say it fosters independence and that Montessori children have better educational outcomes, while critics say the results are mixed and inconclusive.
Meanwhile, Charlotte’s nursery does not use the Montessori method.
The school, Willcocks Nursery School, instead centres around sensitive values and good manners.
One mother described the school as “gentle” and it earned an ‘outstanding’ rating during its last Ofsted inspection.
The price tags for these schools also vastly differ, which Prince George’s nursery costing £33/day and 23 out of the 27 children attending receive help in funding.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George on their first days at nursery (Image: GETTY)
Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte’s nursery charges £3,350 per term for morning sessions and £2,100 for the afternoon sessions.
Even more eye-watering are the lunch fees: for one lunch per week it costs £580, for two £1,160 and for three £1,740.
It is believed Prince Louis will attend the same nursery as Charlotte when he is old enough.
Charlotte also attends nursery full time, whereas George only attended part-time.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George at Princess Eugenie’s wedding (Image: GETTY)
At Willcocks, Charlotte should be enjoying activities like “show and tell, painting, and birthday celebrations” according to the school’s website.
They also “embark on the first stages of learning to read, write and understand simple numbers with the minimum of pressure”.
Adorable pictures of Charlotte on her first day were taken by her mother Kate and shared on Instagram.
Charlotte and George off to meet their newborn brother Louis (Image: GETTY)
The princess wore a burgundy coast, grey tights, and a pale pink scarf and backpack.
This, at least, was done in the same way as on George’s first day at nursery.
The private nature of this moment is in stark contrast to William’s first day at nursery, where he was greeted by throngs of paparazzi taking pictures.
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