Nursery and Reception


Jubilee is a safe, caring nursery that gives children an exceptionally good start before they begin school. The nursery class is led by a qualified class teacher who plans a range of engaging and exciting activities to develop children’s learning. We believe that young children learn best through high quality play experiences supported by skilled adults. In the Early Years, children deepen their knowledge and understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other. We encourage children to explore, discover, experiment, problem-solve, and above all, communicate freely. At Jubilee, we have a strong emphasis on outdoor learning, and children are able to play and learn outside in all weathers. We encourage children to make their own choices about what they would like to do at nursery in order to develop their independence skills. We endeavour to inspire imaginations through our termly topics, and provide a rich, stimulating place for children.


Apply for a place in Jubilee Nursery

Jubilee Nursery offers 30 hours (full time) nursery places and 15 hours (part time) nursery places. A full time place is Mon-Fri 9:00-3:25. Part time places are either Early Week Mon-Tue 9:00-3:25, Wed 9-12 or Late Week Wed 12:30-3:25, Thur-Fri 9:00-3:25, term time only.


All children aged 3 and 4 years are entitled to 15 hours funded provision over a week. In addition, your child may be entitled to an extra 15 hours a week of free childcare for working parents - so 30 hours in total. More information about eligibility can be found here. You can apply for the 30 hours funding here ( You will need to provide Jubilee with your eligibility code.


Guidance on completing the application from and the admissions criteria is at the end of the application form.  Click here to read the Admission To a School Nursery Guide by the Learning Trust

Jubilee offers the 30 hours free nursery education from 9-3:25 every day during term time only. Please apply for a nursery place by filling out the application form below. 

Please be aware that there is no automatic right of admission from the Nursery to the main school.

We have a waiting list for places in the Nursery, and have one main admissions point during the year, in September. If you are successful in being offered a place, you will be contacted by telephone and sent a confirmation letter detailing the dates that your child will start attending the play sessions in the Nursery.


Admissions to Reception

The school operates Hackney’s Admissions Policy. If you would like to register your child for Reception, you can apply online at If you would like any advice about registering for Reception, please ask at the main school office.