All you need to know about applying for a Nursery place

Early Years Foundation Stage at Falconbrook Primary School is specially designed to enable children from diverse backgrounds to settle happily into school routines and gain confidence within the learning environment, creating a strong foundation for their successful advancement to KS1 and KS2.

It begins with home visits to gain insight and understanding of the individual child before school starts to ensure relevant resources and support are available during the settling period. When school terms commences, teachers devote efforts to:

  • Building and improving children’s language skills
    Creating inviting learning environments
    Providing resources and opportunities to encourage independent creative exploration and increase engagement in their learning.

All of the children’s learning is based upon their own interests and fascinations. EY pupils feel happy and secure, are exceptionally engaged in learning and make strong progress in reading and writing at Falconbrook Primary School.

Nursery Places 3 – 4 Year Olds 15 Hours

All nursery age children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare. Our part time nursery offer is 15 hours a week, which is made up of five half days. The sessions run from 8.55am to 11.55am Monday –Friday.

Nursery Places 3 – 4 Year Olds 30 Hours

Subject to places being available Falconbrook Primary School offer an additional 15 hours to eligible working parents (apply for 30 hours free childcare) to increase from part-time to full-time five days per week. Parents/Carers must provide the 30 hour eligibility code prior to the child’s start day. The full time placement will run from 08:55 to 3.30pm Monday-Friday. A daily charge of £2.25 will be made for the school lunch and is payable in advance on School Gateway.

For parent who are not eligible for 30 hours free childcare the additional 15 hours can be purchased for a top-up fee of £50 per week. The full time placement will run from 08:55 to 3.30pm Monday-Friday. A daily charge of £2.25 will also be made for the school lunch and is payable in advance on School Gateway.

Nursery Admissions criteria

The school will consider applications for the beginning of each academic year for children who have turned 3 prior to 1st September in the following order:

  • Looked after children and those who ceased to be looked after children because they have been adopted, or because they became subject to a residence order, child arrangements order or a special guardianship order.
  • Children with a brother or sister currently attending the school and who will still be at the school when the child is admitted.
  • Other children in order of straight line distance from home to school as measured by Wandsworth Council’s Geographical Information System.

For children who turn three during an academic year –if places are available, pupils will be offered a part-time place in the Nursery in the term after their third birthday.

If there are more applications than places within the admissions groups above Falconbrook will admit pupils in the priority order (1 to 3) as set out above.

Starting dates for Nursery children

Nursery children have a staggered intake to ensure children settle quickly and have a stress free start to their Early Years education.

Prior to their child starting, Falconbrook Early Years staff must complete a home visit to see the child in their home environment.

The Application

Nursery Application Form

The following documents are needed to support your application (please see our Privacy Notice to tell you how we use data);

The office staff will be happy to answer any queries about childcare or the application process in person or on 0207 228 7706 / admin@falconbrook.net .

Useful Information;

More information about admissions and funding eligibility criteria can be found using these links;

Open Mornings

Open mornings at Falconbrook take place on the first Thursday of each month at 9.30am. Please call the office to confirm your place on our next tour on 0207 228 7706.