We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child.
We have 13 places for children in our morning session (8:45.am - 11:45am) and in the afternoon session (12:15pm - 3:15pm) as well as 13 places to attend all day sessions (8:45am - 3:15pm) for those children eligible for the code or pay the top-up fee.
30 Hour Places
We are able to offer up to 13 full day places for 5 days a week (30 hours), dependent on qualification of the DfE’s eligibility criteria. For information, follow the link: https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator
The full time hours are from 8:45 – 15:15, Monday to Friday, paying the additional £5.50 per session with the children bringing their own packed lunch or £8.10 per session including a hot school meal.
Additional fees 2023/2024
Morning and afternoon session children are able to attend an extra half hour from 11:45 – 12:15. The cost is £5.50 per session with a packed lunch or £8.10 per session including a hot school meal. Lunch club places are dependent on availability.
Full-Time Fee-Paying Places
If you would like your child to have a full-time place but are not eligible for the 30 -hour code, the cost for the next academic year is £22.00 per day with a packed lunch or £24.60 with a hot school meal. Full time places are dependent on availability.
Admission to Darell Nursery
Our provision is for 3 and 4 year olds and children are admitted in September or January of each year. Any remaining places are then allocated up to the end of the spring term. Priority is given to siblings of children in the school, and then proximity to the school.
The school keeps a waiting list of applicants for Nursery places and children’s names can be added from the age of 2 years. To apply, follow this link https://www.darell.richmond.sch.uk/form/?pid=323&form=25
Applications must be received at the school office by Friday, 1st March 2024 for a place in September 2024. Offers of places will be made on Friday, 3rd May 2024.
All successful applications for a place will then be sent the school’s admissions form which must be completed and returned, accompanied by a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address; this should ideally be a council tax bill or a utility bill.
Is my child ready for Nursery?
- Are they used to leaving you?
- Can they use the toilet by themselves?
- Are they learning to put on their jumpers, coats and shoes?
- Are they happy in the company of other children their age?
If you have any concerns about the above, you may:
- Contact your Health Visitor
- Speak to one of the Darell Nursery team
If you have questions about specific educational needs, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the Inclusion Manager.
We strongly advise that your child has frequent visits to parks, playgrounds, the library and playgroups to help prepare them for nursery.
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about the Nursery please contact the office and speak to Laura Gavin.
Telephone: 0208 876 6721
30 hours provision
Parents can check whether they could be eligible for 30 hours via Childcare Choices at:
Or the Childcare Calculator at:
For a more detailed guide to the 30 hours eligibility criteria see:
Parents will be able to apply for both 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare at the same time by entering their details once. Parents’ eligibility for both schemes will be checked by HMRC at the same time.
To apply for 30 hours provision please follow this link https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow