How the admissions process works
The Islington education department determine the criteria for allocating nursery places.
Following submission of your completed application form it is filed according to your child’s date of birth in the admissions folder. We are always at our maximum capacity and places are allocated throughout the year only when families leave the nursery however the September intake is usually larger as this coincides with the school allocation process.
Places are filled according to the age vacancy available i.e the baby unit (under 2 years) 2-3 years (blue room) or 3-5 years (green room). Other criteria include the type of place available i.e funded or non-funded (which is decided by family income and borough) and the specific number of days available ie, 2, 3 or 5.
Some families can be given a priority place according to specific circumstances these include siblings, families deemed by a doctor, health visitor or social worker (referral required) to be ‘in need’ and children with other specific learning needs. Additional priority can be given to children in receipt of the 2yr early learning grant (places permitting).