Applying for Nursery
Our Open Days at Downsview for admission in our Nursery for 2024 are:
Wednesday 1st November 2023 at 9.00 am-10.30 am
Tuesday 7th November 2023 at 9.00 am- 10.30 am
Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 9.00 am- 10.30 am
Thursday 30th November 2023 at 9.00 am- 10.30 am
There is no need to book an appointment, just come along.
Downsview Nursery Application Process
During 2024 Downsview will be offering three intakes, one in January 2024, one in April 2024 and another in September 2024, subject to availability of places.
Children born between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021 may apply to join the Nursery in September 2024, at the start of the academic year.
Children born between 1st September 2020 – 31st December 2020 may apply to join the Nursery in January 2024, before the start of the next academic year. These children must have had their third birthday between 1st September 2023 and 31st December 2023 and will have turned 3 years of age during the term preceding their admission.
Children born between 1st January 2021 – 31st March 2021 may apply to join the Nursery in April 2024, before the start of the next academic year. These children must have had their third birthday between 1st January 2024 and 31st March 2024 and will have turned 3 years of age during the term preceding their admission.
We offer either:
- Morning sessions 8.45am-11.45am (15 hours funded place)
- Afternoon sessions 12.15pm-3.15pm (15 hours funded place)
- Full days 8.45am - 3.15pm 30 Hours Funded place with 30-minute lunchtime (£7 fee each day for the lunch session)
- Full days 8.45am - 3.15pm Marketed Nursery place (£18 fee each day to attend for the full day)
- Children may join January 2024, April 2024 or September 2024, as detailed above.
(Fees may be subject to change)
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be made directly to the school. The application form may be downloaded using the link below at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact the school office on 020 8764 4611 if you would like a printed copy of the application to be sent to you in the post. Please read the accompanying information before completing your application.
All children are entitled to five sessions a week (15 hours universal funding), usually taken across the whole week as 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions, Monday to Friday. A preference for morning or afternoon sessions may be stated but there can be no guarantee that preferences can be met.
Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply for 30 hours funded places (subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria) or may apply to purchase additional morning or afternoon sessions, so that their child can attend the Nursery for the full school day, subject to availability of spaces. Please note that charges apply for the 30 hour funded sessions and marketed full day sessions.
30 Hours Funded Places:
To find out more about entitlement to 30 hours funded places, please visit:
We also charge for lunchtime supervision for children attending 30 hours funded places, at a rate of £7.00 per day, term time only.
Additional Paid for Sessions:
If you are not eligible for a 30 hours funded place, you may apply for additional sessions, at a rate of £18 per day, term time only, so that your child can attend for the full day.
Please Note: Fees are payable half-termly, in advance and are non-refundable in the event of sickness, family holidays and any other absences. We do not charge for Inset Days or Bank Holidays. (Fees may be subject to change)