Norfolk

Prince George photographed at first day of nursery

  • 6 January 2016
  • From the section Norfolk
George at nursery Image copyright Duchess of Cambridge
Image caption Prince George was photographed by his mother on his first day of nursery

Two photographs have been released to mark Prince George's first day at nursery.

The two-year-old prince has started at Westacre Montessori School, near King's Lynn, in Norfolk.

He was captured by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, standing in front of the mural on the outside of the nursery building.

The nursery is close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home at Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

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Image caption Prince George is attending Westacre Montessori School near his family's home in Norfolk

The young prince will attend the nursery while the couple are staying at their Norfolk home but not when they are in residence at Kensington Palace in London.

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The early learning at the Westacre Montessori School was rated good by Ofsted after an inspection in June 2015. It costs £5.50 an hour or £33 a day to attend the nursery.

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Image caption The early learning at the Westacre Montessori School was rated good by Ofsted in June

The school follows the principles of Italian doctor Maria Montessori who developed a new approach to teaching in the early 20th Century, in which children take responsibility for their own learning.

Prince George's father William was the first senior royal to go to nursery and not start his education in a palace.

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