English nursery for Guangzhou Opera House

This is not the first example of European primary education providers seeking to launch in the Chinese market. Photo credit – Pixabay

English nursery for Guangzhou Opera House

The third floor of Guangzhou Opera House is home to a new nursery school, with its roots in Carlisle in the North of England.

Stone Eden nursery will have capacity for upto 100 children, with learning primarily offered in English.

Translators will be on hand to facilitate learning.

The school was originally founded in Carlisle in 2005, and this is its first school in China.

If things go to plan, it could be the first of many.

This is not the first example of European primary education providers seeking to launch in the Chinese market.

We recently reported that the British Government is encouraging more British nursery education providers to consider expanding to China.

The British Department for International Trade organised a trip to China for 10 group nursery leaders, giving them the chance to learn about nursery education in China, and ways in which co-operation between British and Chinese providers may be enhanced.

The scheme was part of the ‘China Education is GREAT’ campaign by the Department for International Trade, and involved visits to Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.

It formed one of a number of recent trade efforts by the British Government, highlighting areas where the UK has potential to grow overseas relationships, particularly in the shadow of Brexit.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid