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Joining Fielding Nursery

We have approximately 100 places available in any one session for 3 and 4 year old's. The nursery admission policy is in line with Ealing Council’s policy  and is administered by the nursery and managed by the school’s governing body.

Admissions open on 1 December and close on 15 January. To coincide with this, we host tours for prospective Nursery and Reception parents to Fielding during the autumn term. Once the main-round offers have been made, Fielding Nursery operates a waiting list for families who apply after the closing date, please note that the criteria does not apply following main round admissions.


Children can start nursery the term following their 3rd birthday, your child must be 3 years old before 1st September for a September start. Please note that admission to Nursery does not guarantee admission to Fielding Reception, all admissions enquiries and applications for Reception are managed by Ealing Council's schools admissions team: Apply for a primary school place. We will be offering tours of Reception and Nursery from the Autumn, please go to Admissions | Fielding Primary School to book your tour by clicking on the date you would like to visit once the tours are live. It is rare that we are able to offer a tour outside of the Nursery & Reception tour dates.


Main-round admission September 2023 is now closed

Applications for main-round admissions to Fielding Nursery open on 1st December at 9am the year before starting Nursery the following September and closes on 15 January at midnight. 


Fielding Nursery Waiting List September 2023

Due to high demand for Nursery places the waiting list will open on Monday 20th February 2023 at 9am. Please click the 'Apply Now' button to add your application to the waiting list.


Register for Admission Interest September 2024

The Nursery register of interest will open on Saturday1st April at 9am for September 2024 admission. Please click the 'Register Now' button to add your interest.


In-Year Admission 

Fielding Nursery may take new children outside the September intake, at the beginning of term in January and April, this is subject to places being available. 


Admissions criteria

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in order of priority:

  1. Children in Public Care – children taken into Public Care via section 20 or 38 of the Children’s Act. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
  2. Where the child has a sibling currently attending Fielding Primary School and the sibling will still be in attendance at the applicant’s admission. Sibling refers to: brother or sister, half-brother of sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address.
  3. Current nursery pupils returning for a 2nd year.
  4. Children taking the highest number of hours per week.
  5. Proximity to school. The distance from home to school is measured by straight-line, from a point in the property to a point in the school determined by the grid references for the centre of the school’s postcode

Please note that once the main-round offers have been made, the admission criteria no longer applies to any further round offers.

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