All you need to know about applying for a place in our nursery

Kate Greenaway is a London Borough of Islington Nursery.  We work to the Islington Council’s Admissions Policy, our staff are employed by the Council  and our fee charges are set by Islington Council.

We operate a ‘criteria list’ rather than a waiting list. This means we aim to allocate places to families that have requested the days/hours that the available place includes. The amount of time your application has been with us does not effect your likelihood of being offered a place.

Follow the links below for our admissions policy and for further information:

Childcare Charges from September 2023

For assistance with tax-free childcare Click Here

To check eligibility for a Free 2yr-old place, Click Here

To check eligibility for 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4yr-olds, Click Here

For all other queries about childcare, please contact Family Information Service on 0207 527 5959

Get extra funding for your early years provider

Your child’s early years education provider could get up to £353 per year to help with your child’s education. This will be paid direct to your provider.

Click the following link for more information on how to apply.

Extra funding for early years education

Download the Application form

Download and fill in the application, and send it to or print and post to our address.

2024 Application Form

Admissions News

We are finalising the Explorer Room (0-2 years olds) allocations by 12 March 2024. 

Tours of the Nursery

Tours of the nursery take place fortnightly on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 until 11.30am. In order to request a place on the next available tour, please email  or call our office on

0207 527 4850