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Our Nursery is a stimulating, fun and secure learning environment where we believe how children learn is equally as important as what they learn. Children develop social relationships and, with the support of dedicated staff members, explore, experiment and learn enabling them to take the first steps in education to becoming independent successful learners.


Currently, Deanesfield Primary School Nursery is a 90 place nursery offering 45 government funded places each morning and afternoon. Children are eligible for a place at the school nursery from the age of three with intakes, dependent upon available spaces, in September and January.


The morning session takes place from 8.45am - 11.45am and afternoon session from 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Alongside this, the nursery is also able to offer extended hours which is part of the 30 hour childcare entitlement for those parents who meet criteria. These additional hours operate from 9am to 3.30pm and includes lunch time from 11.45am to 12.30pm (please provide a packed lunch for your child). The lunch-time experience has proved especially popular with children and parents alike. Children have enjoyed this social occasion and this is apparent in their interactions with other children.


Are you eligible for 30 hours childcare?


We are very excited to have been selected as one of the Nursery settings in Hillingdon to offer the provision of 30 hours free childcare to our parents, as part of a pilot scheme from September 2017.


This opportunity is part of a government scheme committed to doubling the amount of free childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds.


You can read more information here on the government webpage


The 30 hours will entitle your child to free access to our provision where we will continue to provide first class quality teaching and learning through a play based learning environment. In order to qualify for the 30 hours of childcare, you must meet the eligibility criteria below:


Eligibility Criteria:


The extended free childcare entitlement will be available to parents of three and four year olds where:


  • Both parents are working (or sole parent in a lone parent family)
  • Each parent/carer earns:
    • on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) for under 25 years olds, or national living wage (NLW) if over 25 years old, and
    • less than £100,000 per year
    • will expect to earn this amount over the coming three months


If you are interested and would like to find out more, please complete the 'Expression of Interest' form or contact us directly on 0208 845 2715 and speak to our Admissions Officer.


If you would like to apply for a place for your child in our nursery, admission forms are available from the school office. You will need to show your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency when returning the completed application form.

Admissions Criteria


Nursery is non-statutory and our admissions criteria is set by the Governing Body and detailed below:


1.  All pupils must be planning to attend for the full 5 days x 3hrs daily sessions.


2.  Child’s date of birth where the eldest children are admitted first.


3.  Children who have a sibling living in the same household who currently attend Deanesfield Primary School full-time and will continue to do so on the date of admission.


4.  Distance from Nursery (we accept children into our Nursery who are not Hillingdon resident but dependent on distance from school we may not be able to offer a home visit)


Admission criteria for allocation of morning or afternoon places:


  1. Parental preference


  2. The need of the child and which session he/she will best succeed (this maybe of the discretion of the early years leader)


3.  Parental working pattern


Being granted a place in Deanesfield Primary School nursery does not guarantee admission into Reception as this is controlled by the Local Authority.


The term before a child is due to start nursery, a letter will be sent to you asking you to state a preference of a morning or afternoon session. If places are limited then the criteria for allocation of morning or afternoon places will be followed (see above).


Offer letters will be sent out during the half term prior to children starting nursery along with further information about the school nursery and an invite to an induction meeting which will consist of valuable information about a child’s transition into nursery and will also give you an opportunity to raise any questions. 


You will receive a home visit (if they do not live too far away from the school) by members of the nursery staff. Each child will also be invited to visit the nursery with you to see the setting in operation as well as to meet the staff and become familiar with the setting. Nursery children are admitted on a staggered intake basis to ensure they are happily settled. This also allows a member of staff to personally greet and welcome your family. After this time the settling in procedure is individual to the child and the school will work with you until your child separates from you happily.

If your child is under three years of age and you are interested in registering your child with our nursery, please complete the form below and return to the school office. We will then contact you to progress your application at the appropriate time.