North Islington Nursery School and Children's Centre

North Islington is a Nursery School and Children's Centre run by a governing body which includes parent representatives. Teacher qualified staff are supported by staff with childcare qualifications to offer a friendly and caring place for learning through play.

Places are offered on a full or part-time basis, during the core day (9.30 am to 3.30 pm) term time only or for 49 weeks a year on an extended day basis (8am to 5.30pm) to suit working or studying parents. Parents are encouraged to become involved in the life of the Centre.

North Islington Nursery School and Children’s Centre is a welcoming place, offering something to all families. Our experienced and friendly staff team help to support families to provide their children with the best possible start and opportunities in life.

More information on Bright Start services for families with children under 5, including the timetable of local and online activities.

You can read the most recent Ofsted report here.

Healthy Start vitamins are available to collect here.

For accessibility information, please visit Disabled Go.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sally Franklin
020 7527 4844 020 7527 4844
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Tollington Park
N4 3RB

Time / date details

Opening times/date
The nursery core day is Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Extended hours are from 8am to 6pm.

Other Details

Age Ranges
Childcare services are for children aged 6 months to 4 years
Cost Details
There is a charge for children under 3 and for those 3- and 4-year-olds who stay longer than the free education hours.
Who is this service for?
Everyone living in Islington who cares for a child under 5
Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
Referral Details

Phone the Nursery School. It is popular and prioritises children on whether the child: is at risk or in need; has special educational needs; lives in Islington; lives close to the nursery; is the right age for the space available; has parents who are working or studying full-time. The nursery does not prioritise children because they have been on the waiting list for a long time or because they have a brother or sister at the school.

Childcare Information

2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Tax-free childcare

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

Our setting welcomes children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. Our Islington link Area SENCO provides us with support, advice and training regarding children with SEND

North Islington Nursery School and Children's Centre has a qualified teacher as the SENCO who has been working in the school for over 10 years.

We have staff who have been trained to support children using PECS, a range of medical needs including gastrostomy fed children and epilepsy.

Staff have experience of working with children with a range of needs. These have included children with Autism; visual and hearing impaired; those requiring additional language and communication support and other conditions such as CHARGE syndrome.  

We run small, short and snappy language intervention groups for those children who have been identified as needing additional support with all areas of communication. We have a member of staff who has experience of leading and running an Attention Builders group.

We have a Clinical Psychologist linked to our school, a play therapist who works weekly with children who we have identified and we have good links with our family support workers. 

Further SEND information can be found in North Islington Nursery's SEN Information Report.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/05/2023Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

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