How do I apply for a place in Highbury Quadrant Nursery?

Children from our pre-school are automatically given a place in our Nursery.

New children – parents/carers need to complete the Nursery Application Form. The Nursery Teacher will contact parents by telephone once places become available.

Funding – Please look at our Childcare Funding page which has information on Islington Council’s funding policy and changes for the coming academic year as well as government information about support you can get with childcare funding.

If you need any help email Ania Burorah (EYFS Lead), or call the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959.

The 3 intakes during the Nursery year:

Start date for your childWhen will you be contacted by the Nursery Teacher
SeptemberJune / July
AprilFebruary/ March

Once you have been informed about a place at our Nursery, you will be invited to an admissions meeting normally lasting an hour. 

During this meeting the Nursery Teacher will fill in your admission forms, take you on a tour of the Nursery, provide you with practical information such as school times and will explain the transition policy. 

The transition policy is also available on the school website.

You will be required to bring the following documents to your admission meeting:

  • Child’s birth certificate/ passport
  • Parents photographic ID eg Passport or Driving licence
  • Proof of address
  • National Insurance number
  • Child’s Red Book
  • Doctor’s details
  • Emergency contact numbers

Children will be able to start Nursery when they are 37 months old.
Spaces are allocated on a part-time basis if both parents are not working – 15 hours per week

This can be:

  • Morning space: Monday to Friday (9am-12pm) OR
  • Afternoon space: Monday to Friday (12.30pm-3.30pm) OR
  • A flexible space of 2 full days and one half day which can be: Monday & Tuesday full days & Wednesday AM or Wednesday PM & Thursday & Friday full days