Choosing a Nursery Fit for Your Little Royal
  • January 8, 2016
  • Rachel Loosley Creative Writer and Social Media Millennial

    This month sees Prince George heading off for his first term at nursery.
    But how did the royals decide where to send him?

    We’ve all seen the snap of the little prince heading off for his first day of nursery at Westacre Montessori school this month.

    SO much cute.

    What we’re wondering is how did Kate and Wills decide on where to send him?

    It’s been said that they chose the rural location, near the family home in Norfolk, so that George could have a more ‘normal’, peaceful upbringing.

    So, aside from the lack of journalists lurking in the bushes, what else did Kate and Wills take into account when deciding on George’s nursery?

    And, is it so different from what we have to consider?

    While we don’t have to worry about the press, or indeed the price, parents all have the same few things in common when it comes to kids and their education.


    The royals have decided to stay in Norfolk rather than down in London. But, aside from the issue of the press, why is that? Location is very important when choosing a nursery. Montessori is only ten miles up the road from their family home of Anmer Hall, on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. It’s also on a private road, meaning no danger from traffic. Many parents base their decision heavily on location. Having your little one not too far from home is practical transport-wise, and can also put minds at ease if there’s some nerves about being away from home – for both parties!


    Montessori has an age old teaching technique, and a stellar reputation, including a ‘good’ rating from it’s most recent ofsted inspection. Lots of schools and nurseries rely on word of mouth recommendations too, so keep ears open for any inside information.


    Montessori is a teaching method developed in Rome in the early 1900s. It takes a child-orientated approach which allows the individual to learn through play, and develop at their own rate. Sounds good, right? Parents are bound to fret when their little one first starts at nursery or school, so it’s important that you’re comfortable with the way in which it’s run, and that your child is having fun, too!

    We wish little George the best as he starts his first month of nursery!

    OKAY I'M ANGRY! If this is not a platform to share your opinions then where else right?! So here it goes, you may have seen Mattel are doing a Barbie version of FRIDA KAHLO, the profoundly inspirational Mexican Artist. Well on the surface it sounds positive – celebrating female cultural icons etc, but it’s in fact not at all what it seems. . . Zac and I adore this woman and are huge fans. Frida Kahlo represented not just a fearless and boundless expression of individuality, but she stood firmly on the side of those in society that were forgotten about. In her art she explored questions of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. She was simply brilliant, and an inspiration to all us mothers raising daughters. . . Salma Hayek portrayed her brilliantly in the 2002 Bipoic (please watch it if you haven’t already!) and said Frida was “one of the forces that gave me the determination to pursue my career”. . . On to what Mattel are doing. Firstly – despite what some bloggers like to shill on social media, the Barbie doll is not something positive for any child in my view. It does not represent uniqueness, and when Frida becomes SLIM and more LIGHT SKINNED with LIGHT EYES, that’s when lines are being crossed. This is not just cultural appropriation for commercial gain, but the very colonial re-shaping of identity she stood against. . . LEAVE FRIDA ALONE. Rant over. . #fridakahlo #mattel #leaveheralone #views #latin #mexicanculture #salmahayeck #womensday #strongwomen #womenofculture #mummyviews #londonblogger #unique #art #ethnic #celebratinguniqueness #inspirationalwomen #thisisbullshit #barbieisnotunique #notobarbie #femalerolemodels #ithastobesaid
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