All children aged 3 and 4 can have up to 15 hours of free nursery care per week. At Pooles Park, we are able to offer some children an additional 17.5 hours per week also FREE which can be taken either as 5 mornings or as 2.5 full days. Please click on the link below to find out how to apply.

Nursery Place Information

We aim to provide a safe, secure, stimulating environment for children from three years of age until they start school in the Reception year.

Each child is encouraged to develop their potential through a hands-on, play-based learning environment.

On a weekly basis, children experience a wide variety of activities designed to foster independence and nurture positive attitudes to learning:

  • Forest school sessions
  • Trips around the local environment
  • Cooking
  • “Write Dance” (a fun, physical introduction to writing)
  • PE
  • ICT (in our designated computer suite)

Parents are encouraged to view photos and comment on their child’s experiences via a specially designed secure website.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and focus on the three prime areas of development:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and Language

These prime areas provide a firm foundation for the four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Understanding the World

The way children learn is very important to us and there is a strong emphasis on developing the “Characteristics of Effective Learning”:  Our aim is to help each child become a highly motivated, skilled thinker who is fully engaged and happy in school.

Please speak to a member of the office team for further information, or if you would like to book an appointment to be shown around the nursery.

In order for your child to move up to our reception class, you will need to apply to the Islington School Admissions Team at 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR, Tel. 0207 527 5515 for a place. It is advisable to do this application as soon as possible.