International Nursery Schools in Thailand
Day Care, Early Childhood, and Pre-Kindergarten Schools
This page focuses on early years education starting usually around 18 months of age. In Bangkok and Thailand you find several institutions offering a stepwise approach until school entry, and at full-range schools even up to grade 12.
Preschool education or Infant education is the provision of education for children before the commencement of statutory and obligatory education, usually between the ages of zero or three and five, depending on the national laws. In British English, nursery school or simply 'nursery' or playgroup, is the usual term for preschool education. In the United States preschool and Pre-K are used, while 'nursery school' sounds a bit oldfashioned.
A nursery school (also: play shool) is a school for children between the ages of three and five years, staffed by qualified teachers and other professionals who encourage and supervise educational play, rather than simply providing childcare. It is a pre-school education institution and part of early childhood education. The curriculum goals of a nursery school are more specific than for childcare, but less vigorous than for primary school.
Child care or baby care means caring for and supervising children usually from 0–8 years of age. In the UK and Australia, day care is referred to as 'childcare'. In the United States child care is increasingly referred to as early childhood education due to the understanding of the impact of early experiences of the developing child. Child care is a broad topic covering a wide spectrum of contexts, activities, social and cultural conventions, and institutions.
Pre-kindergarten (also called Pre-K or PK) refers to the first formal academic classroom-based learning environment that a child customarily attends in the United States. It begins around the age of three or four in order to prepare for the more didactic and academically intensive kindergarten, the traditional "first" class that school children participate in. Pre-Kindergarten is not required. On the other hand, it acts as a way to prepare children (especially those of a disadvantaged population) to better succeed in a kindergarten. Pre-Kindergarten was also known as Nursery school, but the term was phased out during the 1990s (Wikipedia).
International Early-Year Nurseries in Bangkok and Thailand