19 Winchester Road, London, NW3 3NG - Email: - Tel.: 020 7586 5272 - Company Number: 1915571 - Registered Charity Number: 292616

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Admissions Policy Statement

Swiss Cottage Nursery provides care for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. The nursery is open between 9.00am and 4.45pm, 5 days a week.


It is our intention to make our nursery accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the setting through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.



At Swiss Cottage Nursery we arrange our waiting list in birth order. In addition our policy may take into account the following:


The vicinity of the home to the nursery

Siblings already in the nursery.


When parents enquire about a place in our nursery for their child, we provide a prospectus and an application form for parents to fill in and return to the nursery.  We then arrange for you to visit the nursery. Once a place becomes available and is accepted by the parent(s) for their child, we send a registration form to the parent to be filled in. At this stage we ask parents to return the registration form and a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address e.g (utility bill), with the deposit of £200.00 (if applicable).


We agree with parents a settling in time, some children take longer to settle than others, and we will discuss a period of time and the best way forward with the parent/ carer, the first week is a gradual build- up of time, that the child spends at our nursery. The first three days are not payable by parents, however by day four, the child may still need a gradual build- up of time again and this is payable by parents.


If we have no available spaces at the time, parents may still visit the nursery and fill in an application form and then we put their child/children on the waiting list. Once a parent gives us the relevant terms notice that their child is leaving our nursery, we contact the next person on the waiting list to see if they still require the place for their child and if so we give them the registration form to be filled in and returned.


If they no longer need the place, we offer the place to the next child on the waiting list.


Our nursery accepts and welcomes fathers, mothers, carers, other relations and child-minders. We welcome every child and their family and have regard to their needs arising from their gender, special education needs disabilities, social background, religion and ethnicity or from English being a newly acquired additional language.