• How to apply for Arc Nursery

Application process

The Arc Nursery operates a first come first served basis for those children who have been on the waiting list the longest, although those with siblings already at the nursery do get priority. Other factors deciding which child can be offered a place in the nursery are things such as extenuating circumstances affecting the child’s welfare or the welfare of his/her family.

We operate an equality of opportunity policy and ensure that all children have access to nursery places and services irrespective of their gender, race, religion, colour and creed, or sexual orientation of parents or carers.

Sign up for our Waiting List

To apply for a place on the waiting list please download, fill out and send back the application form after paying your £100.00 non-refundable registration fee. You can do this either by bringing it back to us here at The Arc in person and handing it in, or by sending it through the post to The Arc Nursery, 39 Crosby Row, London, SE1 3YD.

For more information about the waiting list or to book a visit to have a look around the nursery, please contact the nursery on 020 7378 7532 or email admin@arcnursery.com.

Government Funded Places

All settings registered to accept government funding (detailed in the code of practice) must offer up to 15 hours per week nursery provision places for children aged three to four years old, as specified by the local authority. The Arc is an approved childcare provider and proudly takes part in this scheme. If your child is two, or between three and four years old and lives in England, you’re entitled to 15 hours Free Early Education Entitlement childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year (during term time). This comes to a total of 570 hours over a 12-month period.

We offer 8 spaces to 3–4-year-olds and 2 spaces to 2-year-olds Free Early Education Entitlement at the nursery; this is offered across 5 mornings (9am till noon) and includes morning snacks, nappies and wipes. These spaces are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come basis.

We also offer additional spaces available for parents who require extra hours of childcare above the free 15 hours. Parents will have to pay for any additional time added on top of the free 15 hours of childcare. Meals, snacks, and nappies will be provided free of charge for any additional hours purchased and you will be invoiced monthly for these.