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Pre-school? Pre School? Please help o wise ones.

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TiggyD Wed 08-Mar-17 09:34:47

Well? I work in nurseries, so I'd quite like to be sure I'm spelling where I'm working correctly.

Pre School?
Pre school?
Er...I think they're the only possibilities.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Thu 09-Mar-17 21:51:16


MaroonPencil Thu 09-Mar-17 21:57:11

Well, it's the Pre-school Learning Alliance, and I suppose they would know.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Fri 10-Mar-17 07:42:11

Yes, capital P for titles.

TiggyD Fri 10-Mar-17 08:37:19

So I would say that "I work in a Pre-school" would I?

Sort of 'feels' right. Thanks all.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Fri 10-Mar-17 10:23:24

No, I don't think so.

You wouldn't write "I work in a School", so I don't think "I work in a Pre-school" is correct, either. school school

Therefore: pre-school pre-school

I work in Meadow School and my child goes to Meadow Pre-School.

Pre-school is lovely.

Meadow Pre-School is lovely.

VintagePerfumista Fri 10-Mar-17 19:37:46

Both are OK.

Just make sure you are constant in whichever you choose.

I imagine, as with most prefixes, the more common usage is without the hypen.

TheClaws Sun 12-Mar-17 09:17:11

The correct usage, for clarity, is 'I work at Meadow Pre-School.'

Without the suffix, the sentence could suggest before school, depending on context. To save those types of issues, always use the suffix.

VintagePerfumista Sun 12-Mar-17 13:21:52


MirandaGoshawk Sun 12-Mar-17 20:10:15

Goody-goody is right.

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