Nursery Admissions | Early Years at Clapham & Streatham Prep School

Nursery Admissions (3+ Entry)

We have 3 intakes per year, September, January and April with each class limited to 16 girls. Girls may join when they are 3, or if they will turn 3 (rising 3s) in the term they join, provided are ready.

When can I apply for a Nursery place for my daughter?

You are welcome to apply any time from birth until the relevant application deadline (please see below) for the term in which your daughter would join.

For some girls, depending on when their birthday is, spending 4 terms in Nursery can be can benefit their development and preparation for Reception (4+).  For example, a girl may start in April if she turns 3 in the summer.

Places in our Reception are limited and girls from Streatham & Clapham Nursery are given priority in admissions.

When is the application deadline?

Intake Application deadline
Autumn Term (September 2021)30 April 2021
Spring Term (January 2022)October 2021
Summer Term (April 2022)January 2022

What is the assessment process?

Although Streatham & Clapham Prep is an academically selective school,  for Nursery applicants we focus on determining if your daughter is ready to join the selected intake and discuss the best options for her. The play-based assessment looks at her curiosity, communication and creativity and is used to prepare a tailored learning and development plan for her.

Upon receipt of your application,  in the term before she would join us, we invite your daughter to attend a 45-minute play session. Tailored expertly to the age of your daughter, our Early Years Foundation experts will observe how she settles into the environment, what she is interested in, and how she interacts with other children.

By when do I need to accept my place?

After assessment we’ll provide feedback for you and confirm if we are offering your daughter a place for the next intake.  In order to secure your place, we require a deposit of £1,000 within 2 weeks of the offer being made.  Once the Nursery class is full (having reached 16 girls), applicants will be added to our waiting list.

How do I apply?

You’ll need the following to apply:

  • A passport photo of your daughter as .jpg or .png (no more than 1MB)
  • Payment card for £125 registration fee

Click here to complete the application form

Is there flexibility on which days my daughter attends nursery?

Some families choose to ease their daughters into the first stages of their pre-Reception foundation by having them attend part-time. We are happy to work with families to to offer flexibility on the days their daughter attends, but all new Nursery places are charged for full-time fees.

The day runs from 8.30 am – 3.20 pm — you can view an example timetable on our curriculum page. We also offer flexible wrap-around care and transport to and from the school.

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