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    Pre-school, nursery confusion

    Wise people please help me as I'm a bit confused.
    Could you tell me how exacly does it work in HK? When can kids start nursery and when pre-school? Is pre-school compulsory? Is the education system any similar to UK?
    I've heard so many different versions I don't know what's correct any more.
    Please help.

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    nursery and pre-school are pretty much the same thing. nursery here usually starts around 2 years of age. then by 2yr 8m they move to kindergarten. the locals have 3 years of kindergarten.

    BUT, it COMPLETELY depends upon which system in which you wish to enroll your child. every system has their own requirements.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    So do you know what requirements would I have to meet to get my kids into school with UK system???

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    you need to research which schools you want. i believe kellet is the only school that follows the UK curriculum. from what i know, they have a HUGELY long waiting list (as do most international schools).

    ESF and many others follow the IB programme. if you are interested in that, then i would search their website. I am sure there is more information online about them.

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    Thanks That's very helpful

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