In Denmark, most children start nursery class in the year they turn 6. To be admitted in nursery class at the European School Copenhagen, the child must be at least 5 years old on October 1st  in the year they start nursery class.

There are three nursery classes at the school – one in each of the school’s three language sections – Danish, English and French. The section language is the language of teaching.

The nursery classes at the European School Copenhagen follow the values and educational principles of the European Schools’ Early Education curriculum. The Early Education is designed to:

  • prepare children for a happy, healthy, responsible, and successful life
  • develop children’s personality and abilities
  • support children’s learning potential
  • build up respect for others and the environment
  • respect and appreciate children’s own cultural and social identity, its values and those of others
  • promote a European spirit

Early Education is a fundamental part of life long education and learning and its central role is to support children’s growth into ethical and responsible members of society. Teaching and learning in the early years supports and monitors children’s physical and psychological wellbeing, including social, cognitive and emotional development.

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Last updated October 13, 2022