Child Care at Golden Lane

We offer a range of childcare and education options for children in the following age groups:

  • Babies (6 months – 2 years old)
  • Toddlers (2 – 3 years old)
  • Nursery (3 – 4 years old)

For under 3 years old:

We offer 2, 3 or 5 day places all year round which must be 8.00am – 6.00pm consecutive beginning or week.

2 day places Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday; 3 day places Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

For over 3 years old:

We offer all year round places or term time only places. Term time only places are either 15 hours or 30 hours over a 5 day period.

15 hours will be from 9.00am to 12.00pm or 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

30 hours will be from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply for a place at the Centre please fill in an application form and return it to the Centre. Application forms can be collected from the front desk.  Places are offered to children on the application list according to the Council’s admissions policy, which is siblings are priority followed by distance to the Centre. The full policy is available on request. We do not operate a waiting list. The Centre will contact you by phone/email if your child is allocated a place.  We cannot guarantee that your child will be offered a place. If the Centre does not contact you then assume that your application has been unsuccessful, but will be considered at each future allocation meeting.

Admissions are on a rolling cycle therefore once a child has a birthday and a place becomes available, all applications are considered. It is not possible to give indications as to the availability of places in advance of allocation. If you have any further questions regarding admissions or prices of nursery places please contact us.

If and when we offer you a place, we will also offer you a home visit.This is an excellent opportunity for you and your child to meet their key person and for us to get to know you both in a place where your child feels confident. We will take photos to put in your child’s profile book, so that they have something  familiar when they start at the centre.

For more information please ask at the front desk or call us on 020 7786 4800.  

"Governors keep their skills up to date through regular training and are very well informed about how well the school is doing. They receive regular and comprehensive information from the headteacher and visit regularly to monitor the school’s work."

- Ofsted (October 2013)