When should you apply for nursery?

Hendon Prep Nursery

Whilst children do not need to attend school until they reach the age of 5 (according to UK law), many working families want to encourage socialisation with other children from a young age and choose to place their children in a nursery school.

Applying for a new school for your child can seem like an overwhelming task, not only have you got to choose the right school for your child and your family, but then you need to coordinate the timing of your application to ensure that your child can get a place in their desired school.

There are no official deadlines for when you need to apply for nursery as it is not a legal requirement, however, each nursery works differently and often popular nurseries have waiting lists. Generally speaking, you should start looking at nurseries and making applications around 6 months to year in advance of when you would like your child to enrol.

If you are considering a private nursery, you should review each school as an individual entity and check each of their deadlines for application to ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred option. You should also check what the private school fees are, it is quite normal for a private nursery to request a registration fee.

If you are looking for a nursery at a private school in London, at Hendon Prep offers top quality nursery education in our newly developed Pre-School. Applications to our Pre-School are welcomed all year for children from the age of 2 ½ years old. The application process is easy to follow as we aim to make the whole experience of becoming a part of our school exciting and straight forward. You can read more about the specifics of applying here.

At Hendon Prep, we provide an environment for your child where they feel emotionally safe and secure. Our private school environment is friendly, stimulating and nurturing and offers a dynamic time-tabled curriculum which includes; French, ICT, Tennis, Forest School, Street Dance and Art plus daily lessons in Maths, Literacy and pre-reading.

Hendon Prep is rated OUTSTANDING Pre-School offering subject specialist teaching and is regarded as one of the best private primary schools in London. If you are starting to review our Pre-School or primary options for your son or daughter, we would love for you to pay us a visit and learn more about our Pre-School, where the educational journey at Hendon Prep begins.

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