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A limited number of Pre-School Nursery places still available children who turned 3 before 31st March 2024 - apply now by downloading the form below admin.snaresbrook@redbridge.gov.uk - don't miss out

Admissions to Pre-School

Snaresbrook Primary Pre-School has a total of 72 places, 36 per session.

We offer a range of options for our Pre-School children including 30 hour funded and non-funded places:

Option 1: Daily three hour sessions 08:45-11:45 (15 hours) (5 mornings, term time only)
Option 2: Daily three hour session 12:30-15:30 (15 hours) (5 afternoons, term time only)
Option 3: Monday to Friday 08:45-15:30 (30 hours of Government funded Nursery education and 4 free hours of lunch time care) or (15 hours of Government funded Nursery education and 15 hours of paid for Nursery education and 4 free hours of lunch time care) (5 days, term time only)


Our admission places are based on the following criteria in the September following 3rd birthday

  • "Looked after children", that is children who are in the care of the local authorities are defined by section 22 of the Children Act 1989 and who are confirmed by that local authority to be expected to be still in public care when due to be admitted to the Nursery
  • Exceptional medical or social reasons, which should be supported by a qualified professional directly involved with the child and will be considered by the authority's medical or psychological advisers.  Only where it is agreed that the admission to that Nursery is essential will an exception to the general policy be made.   
  • Siblings, with preference to the older children according to their date of birth, preference will only be given to those with siblings who will still be in attendance at the date of admission
  • All other applicants, with preference to older children according to their date of birth and distance from home to school.
Please email your completed Pre-School application form to the school office

To find out more information regarding a 30 hour fully funded nursery place please follow the link below:


If you qualify and receive a code it must be renewed every term to ensure your child's place if fully funded:

before 31st August to receive funding for Autumn Term

before 31st December to receive funding for Spring Term

before 31st March to receive funding for Summer Term.

N.B If these deadlines are missed you will incur a charge for the additional hours your child attends 

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