Nursery schools

Start dates for free nursery education

Nursery start dates are different for maintained schools (Wandsworth Council schools) and non-maintained schools (private, voluntary or independent schools).

Start dates for Wandsworth nursery schools/classes (maintained sector)

  • September 2015: if the child is born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012

Children born after 31 August, 2011 may be admitted later in the year if places are available.

Priority nursery places - older children

Priority is given to older children who will be turning 4 during the school year. The school year starts in September and ends in the following July.

Admission for younger children

If there are any places left, they will be offered to younger children, following admission of priority children. Younger children can start the school term after their third birthday. For example, if a child is three in October they can be admitted in January of the following year.

Apply for a nursery place in a maintained (Wandsworth Council) school.

Start dates for private, voluntary and independent schools and settings (non-maintained sector)

Each school or setting have different admission arrangements.

Apply for a place in non-maintained nursery schools.