Duchess Catherine will be encouraged to take part in "stay and play" sessions at Princess Charlotte's nursery.

William, Catherine, George and Charlotte

William, Catherine, George and Charlotte

Kensington Palace confirmed this week that the two-year-old tot will attend London's Willcocks Nursery in January 2018, and her parents, Catherine and Prince William, are likely to partake in the programme to help the youngster settle in.

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, William may well also attend the regular "fathers' breakfasts" put on by the education establishment.

The nursery has 32 kids aged between two and five, and the youngsters are split up into three age groups named after birds, Cygnets, Swifts, Swallows and Swans.

Charlotte won't be required to wear a uniform at Willcocks, where morning sessions are priced at £3,050 a term, and £1,800 for the afternoons, meaning parents fork out £14,550 a year for their youngsters to attend both sessions for three terms.

There is also an informal Lunch Club session which can be added on to the package, where kids bring a packed lunch with healthy eating encouraged.

The nursery - located near to London's Royal Albert Hall - received an Outstanding rating in its latest Ofsted report, and they are excited for Charlotte's impending arrival.

Willcocks Nursery School said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

Kensington Palace announced the news with a post on their Instagram account, which read: "Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018."