Nursery Schools are a category of Schools in Uganda. Early childhood care and education (ECCE), for which pre-primary education is a constituent
part is widely recognized as a critical period in children’s physical, mental and psycho-social development. This implies that all young children (aged 0-8years) need to be nurtured in a safe and caring environment that allows them to become healthy, alert, secure and able to learn.

Research conducted by UNICEF (UNICEF, 2013) indicates that Uganda’s the benefit-to-cost ratio for pre-primary education is 1.6 implying that money invested in pre-primary schooling has a return of 60% in terms of future incomes, productivity and health.