In Monaco, education is mandatory between the ages of 6 and 16. However, from the age of 3, subject to available places, children can begin nursery school. Schools in Monaco are equivalent to ‘French schools abroad’. The Monégasque education system has its own specific features, such as the intensive teaching of English from nursery age to the final year of education, an international branch, and a European section open to upper secondary level pupils. Some schools have a ‘French as a foreign language’ section which helps non-French speaking pupils to integrate. There are 9 state schools in Monaco. Provision is supplemented by private schools or schools attached to particular organisations.
Organising childcare for children under 3: