Playground Prince: First day at nursery school for George


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SCHOOL-TIME: Prince George stands outside the Westacre Montessori School nursery in King's Lynn, in a photo taken by his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on 6th January 2016

SCHOOL-TIME: Prince George stands outside the Westacre Montessori School nursery in King's Lynn, in a photo taken by his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on 6th January 2016

Prince George’s first day at school went without a hiccup, with a low-key entrance to Westacre Montessori School in the tiny village of East Walton.

The royal toddler spent a few hours settling down at the private £5.50-an-hour playgroup near the family's home Anmer Hall, on the Queen's Sandringham Estate. 

George looked very smart in a quilted blue jacket which – like many of his fashion choices – has completely sold out in stores online. His mini rucksack topped off his ‘back-to-school’ look.

According to aides, he did 'very well' on his first day.

George will go to his new nursery two or three days a week, starting with shorter sessions that last for a few hours but will gradually build up to half a day.

The school has around 20 under-fives learning and playing in its peaceful environment and is ten miles away from the family’s mansion in Norfolk.

A senior aide told the Mail Online: “He won't go every day... but the couple decided that it would just be nice for him to attend a little local nursery school.

“They looked around a few places in the area and really liked Westacre. They thought it was very welcoming and the staff were lovely.”

They added that the Cambridges ‘are keen to make this an unremarkable experience for the other parents’ – even though it is not every day that children get to share a classroom with the third-in-line to the throne.

In its latest Ofsted report, Westacre was described as a ‘bright, attractive and welcoming environment’.

In a statement, issued through Kensington Palace, the school said: “We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all of our children.” 

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