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What school to send your child to is a huge decision that has long term impact for your child, so its best to do as much research of your options as possible. If you have to return to work, you may be forced to consider your childcare options at an early stage. It's important to register your interest at a nursery school as soon as possible - it's really never too soon! The age at which children are able to start at a playgroup or nursery school varies and can be anywhere between the ages of eighteen months and two and a half years.

In Zimbabwe, you are generally required to register your child for a primary school the year they turn three (and in many cases, much earlier), so you will want to give this important decision your careful consideration as early on as possible. In Zimbabwe, children start ‘big school’ the year they turn six.  Read more about registering your child at school in Zimbabwe.