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Children's Centre Admissions

How does the centre allocate places?

Places are offered to children on the applications list according to the Council’s admission policy, which is available on request. It is very important that the information on your application form is accurate as this is used when allocating places at the Centre. Please inform the Centre if your circumstances change.

It is particularly important that we know if you have:

- Changed address

  • - Stopped working or studying
  • - Changed your working/studying hours

How will I know if my child has a place?

The Centre will contact you by phone if your child is allocated a place 8 weeks before the place is due to start. You will be invited to a registration meeting and requested to provide evidence such as proof of residence in the borough, work/study details and income details of both parents. A place will be given to your child only if all the information requested at this meeting is provided.


What happens if I am not contacted?

We cannot guarantee that your child will be offered a place at our Centre. If the Centre does not contact you then assume that your application has been unsuccessful, but will continue to be considered at each future allocation meeting.


Admissions are on a rolling cycle. Once a child has a birthday and a place is made available, one will then be allocated. All applications are considered, and the aim is to fill projected vacancies. It is unlikely to give indications as to the availability of places in advance of allocation.

We would advise you to seek information about all the under five’s provision in your area, by contacting the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959 or


What is a 'Marketed' place?

A limited number of places are offered at the full market charge to higher income parents. Parents who are not resident in Islington are eligible for consideration for these places. 


Application Form

Applications can be completed and submitted online using the form below:

Application Form 


Children's Centre Tours

We run monthly tours of the children's centre which give prospective parents and carers the opportunity to visit our Baby Room, Toddler Room and Nursery Rooms and experience our learning environment in action. You will also have time to look around the rest of our space, including the garden and our very own Forest, meet the team and understand more about how our nursery operates.


Places can be booked via Eventbrite. Each tour starts at 10.00am and lasts approximately 45mins -1 hour and is led by Ciara Rush, Centre Manager. 


For Further Information about Children’s Centre Admissions please contact us on 0207 359 7628 or