For children born between
1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020
Joining a nursery class is an important step for a child.
Nursery classes in Bexley primary schools follow the Early Years Foundation Stage - a framework which is based on the principle of learning through play and gives a great start to preschool children. The start of your child’s education in our infant and primary schools and nursery classes is important to us, and you are encouraged to take all the opportunities available to you to find out about our school nurseries to make decisions about what is best for your child.
Not all primary schools have nursery classes but there are enough places available in total in Bexley school nursery classes and in day nurseries, pre-schools and playgroups run by private, voluntary and independent organisations for every three and four-year-old residents in the Borough.
There is one application period for both September and January start dates. Whenever your child’s birthday is, you will need to apply for a nursery place between 16 January and 6 April 2023.
Although some families can claim the extended free childcare entitlement for working parents of three to four-year-olds, not all nurseries will be offering this and not all families are entitled to claim it, therefore the London Borough of Bexley’s standard nursery offer remains 15 hours per week, with some schools offering additional hours as a top up for those eligible.
Bexley residents can apply online for a nursery class place and we would encourage you to do so. It is quick, easy and secure. Free internet access is available at all libraries if you do not have a computer at home.
If you wish to find out more, please telephone the school direct to find out about the arrangements made for parents to visit, or if virtual tours are available.
Councillor Richard Diment
Cabinet Member for Education
2 Watling Street
Telephone 020 8303 7777
2 Watling Street
For general enquiries and information about pre-school provision in Bexley, telephone 020 8303 7777