1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2014


    Hello everyone,

    Was hoping to get some help and clarify some confusion I’m having about school system for toddlers.

    Can some please explain the difference between play groups, preschool, pre-nursery, nursery; and kindergarten. I’m really confused about the difference between each of these classes; what age belongs to which class; and the sequence in which a child progresses.

    My son was born May 2013 and I’m not sure what classes he should be attending now and in September 2015.

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Tung Chung, Lantau

    Comes September 2015 he should be in pre-nursery as he has reached 2 years of age.

    play group- non-academic classes usually accompanied by a caretaker for kids not yet ready to go to school on their own.
    pre-nursery [PN]- usually for age 2-3, going to school on their own. PN is not a must, but for some KG if you don't join from PN or even younger, the chance of getting in later is lowered.
    nursery- usually refer to K1 (age 3) but for many schools, this is considered part of KG already.
    preschool- sorry I'm confused with this one myself.
    kindergarten- K1 to K3 (age 3-6)

    hope this helps.

    Last edited by Jomama; 28-05-2014 at 07:04 AM.