Children are eligible to attend nursery the term after their third birthday. Children are admitted to the nursery three times a year: September (Autumn), January (Spring) and April (Summer). You will need to go to the school office to fill in an application form for a nursery place. Please see the table below for application deadlines.
|Application Deadline||Start Date|
|End of June||September|
|End of November||January|
|End of February||April|
We currently have morning places from 8.45am -11.45am, afternoon places 12.45-3.45 and full-time places 8.45am-3.45pm. We also offer extended services 8am-9am and 3.45-6pm (charged separately). Our nursery is open only during term-time (38 weeks a year) so will ideally suit parents with flexible working pattern or working term-time only.
We accept Tax Free Childcare payments and childcare vouchers can offer you flexibility around the days.
There is no automatic transfer from the Nursery to the Reception classes so you will have to apply to the Hackney Education for a Reception place. The deadline for reception class applications is 15th January 2021. Please ask at the school office for further advice.
Forest Schools @ Benthal
Every Monday, the pupils take part in Forest School activities. This is led by Venti Costantini ,an accredited Forest School teacher. The pupils are taken out in groups of 8 to our school garden to explore and experience the natural world for themselves.
For more information, click on our Forest School leaflet for parents: