Nursery admissions

When can my child start in a school nursery?

Date of birth

Start in a school nursery


01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020

September 2023

Contact school - you can still apply now

01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021

September 2024

1 Jan 2024 –  8 March 2024

01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022

September 2025

1 Jan 2025 - TBC

All Hounslow infant and primary schools (except Edison Primary and Nishkam School West London) have nursery classes.

Children can take up a free 15-hour place in these school nurseries in the September after their third birthday. 

They can’t be admitted before the school year in which they reach the age of four.

Working families who meet certain eligibility criteria can also claim an additional 15 hours of free education and childcare a week - 30 hours in total.  You can check your eligibility

Children born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 can start in the nursery class of one of our schools in September 2024.

How to apply

Applications open : 1 January 2024

Applications close:  8 March 2024  



Email or post the application directly to the school.  A list of schools and their contact details

You can apply to more than one school but must send each school an individual application form.  Your application form must be received by the school by 8 March 2024.

Your application must go directly to the school, not to us. 

Please read our Starting Nursery Class in a Hounslow School September 2024 brochure

Education in a school nursery is not compulsory and it may not be possible for every child to secure a place in a school nursery. If your child already has a place at a private day nursery or playgroup, you may prefer to keep them there until they start reception in the following September.

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of early education each week for 38 weeks of the year.  

Read about the Early Education Entitlement


For more information about applying for a school nursery class or the early education entitlement, please contact Hounslow Family Information Service on 020 8583 3470

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