Nurseries, kindergartens and pre-schools are different terms used to refer to non-domestic childcare provision in the UK. The terms are often used interchangeably by childcare providers. Children will leave nursery to start in Reception class at school the September after they turn 4. Childcare provision in England must be registered to Ofsted and is subject to inspection. All childcare providers in England follow the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth – 5 years old.