Welcome to Prendergast Vale Nursery admissions.

All children are entitiled to 15 hours of funded education from the term after their third birthday. We have one point of intake each year in September. 

We offer both 15-hour part time places and 30-hour full time places in our nursery.

A 15 hour place comprises of either:

  • Monday - Tuesday, 8:45am-3pm and Wednesday morning, 8:45am-11:15, or
  • Wednesday afternoon, 12:30pm-3pm and Thursday - Friday, 8:45am-3pm

A 30 hour place comprises full time attendance, Monday - Thursday, 8:45am-3pm, and Friday, 8:45am-1:45pm*. In order to qualify for a 30 hour funded place, you must meet the criteria as stipulated by the government. You will then be issued with an 11-digit code which must be provided to the school, alongside your National Insurance number, solely for the puposes of verifying this entitlement. Recieving 30 hours free childcare will not effect eligibility for Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare. To find out more information or to claim 30 funded hours, please visit

*A small optional fee of approx. £6 per week is payable if you would like your child to attend until 3pm on Fridays.

The criteria for admission to the Nursery class at Prendergast Vale can be found on the London Borough of Lewisham website: Early Years education. Applications should be made directly to the school and we can add children to our waiting list from two years of age. 

Please be aware that a place in our Nursery will not guarantee entry into our Reception Class.

To apply for a place in our nursery, please download our application form and submit below.



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