Joining in Nursery

UPDATE 1st May 2022


REVISED Nursery Provision from September 2022

Parents may be aware that, in recent years, applications to attend sessional Early Years settings (e.g. school nurseries) have declined in the local area. We asked local familes to help us to gauge need in the local community; carrying out a survey before the end of the Spring Term 2022.  Members of both our school community and the local community were invited to respond.  In response to parental preferences outlined in this survey, Governors have agreed to extend our Nursery offer to create a limited number of 'school day' places (8.30am-3.15pm) which will run in term time for the 2022-23 academic year.  The full detail of our offer is set out in the letter below.


You can email any questions to or telephone Mrs Hamerton in the School Office on 020 8894 4777

Nursery Registration

Children’s names can be registered with the school at any time from birth and should be registered by London Borough of Richmond deadline, to apply on time, which, for entry to the Nursery in September 2022, was 4th March 2022 . It would be helpful if parents would register their interest by the end of January 2022 although early registration is not relevant for admission purposes. Application forms were sent out on 10th February 2022 to parents who have registered a child’s name.   Letters notifying parents of the outcome of their application will be sent out on or after 1st May 2022. It is still possible to make a late application - ideally it would be helpful if these could be submitted before 12th May 2022.  The deadline for the acceptance of the offer of a Nursery place will be confirmed in the offer letter. Please use the link below to access a full copy of the admissions Policy.


Starting Nursery

Children whose parents have made a successful application to the Nursery will be allocated their sessions for the 2022-23 academic year during the week beginning 23rd May.   Children joining the Nursery in September are invited to induction sessions ahead of their formal start in Nursery.  These include a session to visit the setting during the day and a 1:1 meeting with the teacher before they begin to attend.

Children can also join our Nursery mid-year at the beginning of the the term after their third birthday.  Children joining as 'Early Birds' currently attend either five mornings (8.30am-11.30am) or five afternoons (12.15pm-3.15pm) each week, Monday to Friday.

Each year we hold an information evening for new Nursery parents early in the Autumn Term. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and to hear more about the Foundation stage from the Nursery Teacher and the Foundation Stage staff.

Parents are should note that children attending the Nursery at Archdeacon Cambridge’s School will have to reapply for the Reception Class the following year. Applications will be handled on an equal basis with those applying to join the school for the first time.

New for September 2022 - 'School Day' Nursery places - places still available. See 'Joining in Nursery' on the website for further information.