The Gibraltar Government provides a number of places in nursery units for children of pre-school age. Current Government provision for pre-school children is catered for by Varyl Begg Nursery, St Paul’s Nursery, St Mary’s Nursery, Governor’s Meadow Nursery, St Bernard’s Nursery, Notre Dame Nursery and St Joseph’s Nursery.
There is also a Nursery attached to St Martin’s Special School.
Apart from Government provision, there are a number of privately run playgroups and nurseries. There are currently 10 private playgroups/nurseries registered with the Department of Education. These are inspected jointly by the Environmental Agency,
City Fire Brigade and the Department of Education to ensure minimum standards of accommodation, numbers on roll and staffing levels.
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