Deanesfield Primary School

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Nursery Admissions

Deanesfield are responsible for the admission process of all Nursery places. All Nursery places are allocated following our admissions criteria (see below).


We admit children into our Nursery twice in each academic year. We start our admissions process in the Spring term for our September intake, and in the Autumn term for our January intake.


If you wish to enrol your child, please complete our online Expression of Interest form to indicate your session preference as soon as possible. If you are applying for a 30 hour place, please read the information provided on our '30 Hour Provision' tab to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.


Please note that being offered a place in the Nursery does not guarantee admission into Reception, as this is controlled by the local Authority. 


For further information, please contact us directly on 020 8845 2715 and speak to our Admissions Officer.

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 residents 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)


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, along with an invite to an induction meeting which will consist of valuable information about a child’s transition into Nursery. This will also provide you with an opportunity to raise any questions. 


You will receive a home visit if you live locally 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.