Inside Princess Charlotte’s exclusive $35k-per-year nursery

Allison Yee

Kate Middleton and Prince William are sparing no expense for Princess Charlotte's first school experience, with the couple confirming they’re sending their two-year-old to Willcocks Nursery School next year.

Reports claim the exclusive nursery school – located near London’s Hyde Park and close to the family’s Kensington Palace home – charges an incredible $34,500 for three terms of morning and afternoon sessions.

Princess Charlotte is starting nursery school next January. Photo: Getty

"We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte,” Kensington Palace report the school saying.

“We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

Described as a “traditional nursery” with a focus on “high standards, excellence and good manners”, the toddler is set to visit the school with Kate and Wills in tow for a short visit to see how comfortable she is there.

The 'traditional' school has a roll call of just 32 students. Photo: Getty
Interior shots reveal a turfed play area with toys. Photo: Getty
The school is located in Kensington, close to the family's home. Photo: Getty

"The morning school accommodates 32 children aged between 2 3/4 and 5 years,” the nursery website reads.

“It is a fun and structured morning with lots of free play where children embark on the first stages of learning to read, write and to understand simple numbers with the minimum of pressure.

Kate and Wills will take Charlotte to see the school in the new year. Photo: Getty

"Each child becomes part of a group with their own key person.”

Prince George started at exclusive Thomas's Battersea in September. Photo: Getty

With Charlotte’s brother Prince George starting at $30,000-a-year Thomas's Battersea school earlier this year, it looks like the couple will have some more time on their hands in the lead-up to the arrival of their third baby in April.

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