Nursery Admissions


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 download and complete the:

HQ Nursery application form  

Completed forms should be handed back to the school office.  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.


The 3 intakes during the Nursery year:

Start date for your child When will you be contacted by the Nursery Teacher
September June / July
January December
April February/ 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 missing:
    1. Childs birth certificate/ passport
    2. Parents photographic ID eg Passport or Driving licence
    3. Proof of address
    4. National Insurance number
    5. Child’s Red Book
    6. Doctor’s details
    7. 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

Full time spaces (9am-3.30pm) are allocated to children whose parents are both working or in the case of a single parent family, 1 parent needs to work 16 hours or more. You will require a 30 hour code from the Local Authority.

Individual needs are considered and some children attend for a shorter period of time if they find the sessions too long, until they can take up their full allocated place.

Mrs Dina Dinshaw (School SENCO) and Premilla Pillay (Nursery SEN Lead) also liaise with agencies within the Borough in order to discuss an children who may require special support.


For more information or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Premilla Pillay on 020 7226 6531 ext. 130 or email