At the heart of Portman Early childhood Centre is our nursery school. Like the rest of the centre, the school has a friendly and stimulating atmosphere where children learn about themselves and the world around them.
The nursery school is a Community School for Children from three upwards. There are places for 60 children who start at the school part-time then become full-time the term before they move to Primary School.
The school is for children who live close to the centre, or who have brothers or sisters already attending, or who have a particular medical or social need. Attendance is free but we charge for provision outside the school year.
We provide education and care for children aged 3 to 5. Your child can attend the morning or afternoon sessions and once your child is settled and happy they will be offered a full day in addition to their morning and afternoon sessions.
Each child has a family worker, who will visit you at your home before your child begins at nursery and will get to know you and your child.
As well and the morning and afternoon sessions we provide a Breakfast Club from 8am to 9:15am, and an After School Club from 3:30pm to 6pm.
How do I apply for a place for my child?
You can pick up an application form from the Centre or call us on 020 7641 5435 or 020 7641 5436 and ask us to send you one. There's no waiting list. We allocate places in the basis of the children meeting the City of Westminster Council's schools admissions policy, rather than how long they have been waiting.
You can apply for a place at the nursery when your child is two.