Guide to French School Education

6. Nursery School in France - Ecole Maternelle

  1. Class Structure
  2. Enrolment
  3. Curriculum

6.1. Class Structure

Since 2019 attendance at nursery school has become obligatory from the age of 3 years.

There is almost comprehensive free State provision throughout the country, and the vast majority of children 3 years upwards attend.

Attendance from 2 years of age is possible if places are available.

The basic class structure, with names, is as follows:

Age Class
2-4 Petite Section
4-5 Moyenne Section
5-6 Grande Section

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