Nursery admissions

Starting Nursery in a Hounslow School – September 2022

  When can my child start in a school nursery?

Date of birth

Start in a school nursery


01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018

September 2021

Contact school

01/09/2018 - 31/08/2019

September 2022

1 Jan 2022 – 6 May 2022

01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020

September 2023

1 Jan 2023 - 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 for 30 hours by going to

Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 will be eligible to start in the nursery class of a Hounslow school in September 2022.

How to apply

Applications will open on 1 January 2022.

The closing date is 6 May 2022  * Applications have now closed but you can still apply.  Please contact your preferred school directly to see if they have any places available*


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

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 6 May 2022.

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

Please read our Starting Nursery Class in a Hounslow School September 2022 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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