Starting nursery

Your child can go to a Bexley school nursery from the term after they turn 3. Most children will start in September, but some might start in January. We take applications for both start dates at the same time.

Admission to Nursery Classes in Bexley Schools 2022/2023

Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 will be due to start in Nursery in September 2022.

  • you can apply online from Sunday 16 January 2022
  • the closing date is Wednesday 6 April 2022
  • offers of places to on time applicants will be made on Monday 16 May 2022

Information regarding the schools available in Bexley together with full details on the application process can be found on the pages below and additional details in the Admission to Nursery Classes in Bexley Schools booklet 2022 (PDF)


Most people apply online, as they find it quick and easy.

Apply for a Nursery Place

If you need to apply using a paper form, requests should be made by email to

If you do not live in Bexley you won’t be able to apply online. You will need to complete a paper form

Some schools require the completion of a supplementary form. Please check that you have completed one where required, and that it is returned to the school directly.

Nursery classes 2021/2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, there may be places available now in nursery classes. Contact the School Admissions team for more details.

If you have not applied for a Reception place for September 2022, the closing date was Saturday 15 January 2022. If you have missed this deadline, please contact the School Admissions team for details of how to submit a late application.

PDF Booklet


If you have questions, we’ve answered the main ones on the next few pages. We also go into lots more detail in our PDF booklet - Admission to Nursery Classes in Bexley schools 2022 to 2023.