HC Deb 26 February 1931 vol 248 cc2301-2W

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the present number of nursery schools established; which of these are open-air schools; and what is the total number of children in attendance; and whether he will publish a list of those authorities who have taken advantage of their powers in providing nursery schools?


There are 44 recognised nursery schools in England and Wales, of which 34 are open-air schools, while nearly all the others have good open-air facilities. My right hon. Friend is unable to state the actual numbers in attendance at these schools, but altogether they provide accommodation for 3,076 children. A new edition will shortly be published of the Board's List 42, which gives the names of recognised nursery schools and shows which of them are provided by local education authorities. I am, in the meantime, sending my hon. Friend a list of those authorities which have taken steps to provide such schools.

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