Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

Application process To apply for a place for our Nursery Class, please complete the application through Harrow Councils e - admissions page here, or complete the Hillview Nursery form here.

Your child can attend Nursery either in the mornings or afternoons. Please tell us on the application form  if you prefer the mornings or afternoons, or if either session is acceptable to you. 

Admissions criteria - If more applications are received than there are places in a nursery, places will be offered to children in the following order:


  1. Looked After children or previously Looked After children by a local authority

  2. Children referred by Harrow’s Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service

  3. Other children


If, under any criterion, there are more children than there are places remaining in the nursery, then the available places will be offered to child(ren) who live closest.

Distance will be measured in a straight line from home to the centre point of the school site. To find out which are your local Harrow schools, you can go to

When you return the form to the office of the school you should take with you:

  1. Proof of your child’s date of birth

  2. Proof of your address – your current council tax bill listing your full name, formal tenancy agreement, letter from your Housing Association or letter from solicitor confirming date of completion.


After all the details have been checked, the school will give you back a copy of your application form.  You should keep this safely for future reference.


All parents unsuccessful in being offered a place will be notified in writing, and advised that your child has been placed on the waiting list. The school will also inform you that your child’s name can be added to the waiting list for any other nursery class from that date.

Waiting lists will be maintained in priority order using the admissions criteria. As vacancies occur, places will be offered from the waiting list in order of priority.

Information about any offers will be shared across nurseries to ensure that each child is only allocated one nursery place.

"My daughter really enjoyed and progressed on all levels attending this wonderful nursery. The staff really do take care of your child and even change them three times a day, if necessary. When I drop my daughter, I can always be at peace and my daughter can’t wait to go there on a daily basis. It feels like family. Thank you Hillview staff including the reception staff."

Funding for 2-3 Year Olds
We accept funding for children between the age of 2 and 3, if you have been issued a purple ticket by postal delivery from Harrow Council this will provide entitlement. If you do not have the purple letter and you receive a low income please contact us an we will advise you of the steps to take.  Two year old funding entitles your child to attend our setting for up to 15 hours free childcare per week. Ofsted has indicated that only pre-schools/nurseries considered to be delivering good or outstanding   childcare are to be in receipt of this funding. 
Click here to download the funding application for 2 years olds

30 Hour Funding
We also accept 30 hour funding with no addition costs, unless you require your child to stay for lunch (additional £5 daily). 
​Click here to download the application for 30 hour funding

Pre-School Hours
We offer 'flexible childcare', depending on availability you will be given the option of sessions that you would like your children to attend. There is also the option of you child attending a full day. Please ask staff for more details.

1. Full day – 8.30am-3.15pm
2. Mornings – 8.30am-11.30pm
3. Afternoons – 12.15pm-3.15pm

Children that attend all day will be asked to bring a healthy packed lunch as we do not provide hot meals.

"I am very happy and proud that my daughter attended this nursery. My daughter had difficulty in speaking but after a few months and with qualified staff to help her, she has progressed a lot in speech and development.

A big thank you Hillview Nursery."

"Children love coming to this happy nursery school. They settle in quickly and enjoy playing with their friends. They take part in lots of exciting activities indoors and outside"  Ofsted 2019