[Tagging] Childcare Tag

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Fri Jul 19 12:46:20 UTC 2013

Serge Wroclawski wrote:
> As for kindergarten, while the name may have an obvious German 
> origin, my question is what the British definition of the word is, 
> since it's British English that we use in OSM as our base language, 
> and does that British definition differ from the US definition.

"In British English, nursery or playgroup is the usual term for preschool
education, and kindergarten is rarely used, except in the context of special
approaches to education, such as Steiner-Waldorf education (the educational
philosophy of which was founded by Rudolf Steiner)."

-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindergarten

Here in Charlbury we have two places that describe themselves as "nursery",
and one as "preschool". I think the preschool starts at a later age than the
nurseries do.



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