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Why this is a big week for Princess Charlotte

The Princess has a full-time place at a London nursery school

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
January 2, 2018
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Princess Charlotte as a busy week ahead of her as she prepares for her very first day at nursery. According to the website for Willocks Nursery School's website, where the little royal has been enrolled on a full-time basis, the spring term begins on Thursday 4 January, with Charlotte expected to join the new intake of pupils. In honour of the occasion, it's thought that the Duchess of Cambridge will take photos of the two-year-old Princess to share on her first day - just as she did on Prince George's first day at nursery back in 2016.

READ: Prince William and Kate reveal why they chose Princess Charlotte's nursery

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Kate is expected to take photos of Charlotte on her first day

Kensington Palace announced that Princess Charlotte would attend the nursery school back in late 2017, and tweeted: "Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018." The Willcocks Nursery School wrote: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

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Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School

Speaking about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's decision to send Charlotte to the school, a spokeswoman for Kensington Palace said: "They felt it was ideal as a first step for Princess Charlotte's early education and they were impressed by the team that work there."

READ: Kate reveals she is 'getting used' to leaving Prince George at school

The school costs £14,500 a year, and is described as a "traditional nursery school which strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners". The school achieved 'Outstanding' in its last Ofsted inspection, which was quoted on the school's site to read: "Children are making excellent progress. This is due to the staff's meticulous planning skills in ensuring children's individual learning needs are met. The organisation of the time that children attend is exceptional. As a result, no time is wasted and children enjoy a productive learning experience."

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