Applying for Nursery
Welcome to Downsview, we are looking forward to inviting you to one of our Open Days where you will be given a tour of the school, meet staff and pupils as well as the Head teacher.
Nursery for entry in January 2023- Open Morning
On Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 9am, we will be having an open morning for families wishing to apply for a place in our Nursery for entry in January 2023
General 'Open Days' for prospective Nursery and Reception parents
Our main open mornings will be held this year between 9.00am-10.30am on:
Wednesday 2nd November 2022
Wednesday 16th November 2022
Thursday 1st December 2022
There is no registration required, please just come along at 9.00am. At 9.15am, on each day, the Head Teacher will have a welcome talk.
If you are unable to attend one of these dates, please contact the school office at email@example.com to arrange an alternative date and time.
In the meantime please follow the link below to view our Virtual Tour, which we hope will give you an insight into some of the great things our school can offer your child.
Downsview Nursery Application Process
During 2023 Downsview will be offering three intakes, one in January 2023, one in April 2023 and another in September 2023, subject to availability of places.
Children born between 1st September 2019 – 31st August 2020 may apply to join the Nursery in September 2023, at the start of the academic year.
Children born between 1st September 2019 – 31st December 2019 may apply to join the Nursery in January 2023, before the start of the next academic year. These children must have had their third birthday between 1st September 2022 and 31st December 2022 and will have turned 3 years of age during the term preceding their admission.
Children born between 1st January 2020 – 31st March 2020 may apply to join the Nursery in April 2023, before the start of the next academic year. These children must have had their third birthday between 1st January 2023 and 31st March 2023 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 2023, April 2023 or September 2023, as detailed above.
Full details regarding Nursery admission for January, April or September can be found in our Admissions Statement below.
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.
Application forms, together with supporting evidence, should be posted or brought to the school office by the required deadline. Downsview Primary & Nursery School, Biggin Way, Upper Norwood, SE19 3XE.
If applying for a January 2023 intake the application deadline is 1st November 2022
If applying for an April 2023 intake the application deadline is 18th February 2023
If applying for a September 2023 intake the application deadline is 15th January 2023