A Day In The Nursery

We have two year groups at King’s House Nursery, across three classes: Hedgehogs for rising 3s, and Squirrels or Rabbits for rising 4s. Children generally join Hedgehogs in the term they turn 3, and Squirrels/Rabbits is the pre-Reception year group. Both groups have varied and exciting days, with a balance of free-flow, adult led and child-initiated activities, as well as phonics, learning and play.

Children in the Nursery benefit from the school’s facilities and specialist teachers, including Music, Computing, PE, Drama, and French, and you can take a look at an example timetable below.

We are a term-time pre-school, with Hedgehogs attending 5 mornings, and the option to stay for lunch until 1pm. Squirrels/Rabbits Classes attend 5 mornings, with the option to stay for afternoons until 2.45pm, following by after school care.

To find out more about life in the Nursery, please contact Sally Bass on admissions@kingshouseschool.org or 020 8940 1878.

Wraparound Care

From September 2024, Squirrels and Rabbits Class will be able to stay on in after school care until 6pm. Early Birds is also available from 8am.Apres-School logo.

We are delighted to be partnering with Après-School to provide our after school care provision. Après-School are an Ofsted-registered specialist wraparound care provider and have many years’ experience creating a safe and nurturing environment for children beyond the school day.

Children in Squirrels/Rabbits will be walked from Nursery to the Junior Department for ASC at 3pm, with age-appropriate resources for them. Activities will be planned for children of all ages, including arts & crafts, sport and outdoor play, construction, and board games. The staff ratio will be 1:8 for Nursery children and 1:10 for children of school age. Children will all be provided with healthy snacks, often including fresh fruit, sandwiches, and raisins.

Click here for more information on our wraparound care provision. 

Holiday clubs usually also run during the October, Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks. These are dependent on staff availability and pupil numbers, with details on how to sign up sent to parents each half term.

Nursery Timetable

Squirrels/Rabbits Class - Morning Session
8.40am-9amGates Open
9amWelcome and daily phonics / Maths
9.15amFree-flow / focused activities / specialist teaching (including French, PE, Computing, Drama)
10.20amSnack time
10.40amFree-flow indoor/outdoor activites
11.30amTidy up time
11.40amStory time
12.00pmHome time


Squirrels/Rabbits Class - Afternoon Session
12.00pmLunch time
12.45pmCombined class activities - may include outdoor free-flow, Forest School, and focused teaching
2.45pmHome time
After School Care available until 6pm from September 2024


Hedgehog Class
8.40am-9.00amGates Open
8.50amFree flow play and focused activities
10amCircle time - number songs, music, stories, topic and PSED are covered across the week
10.30amSnack time
10.45amOutdoor free-flow
11.45amStory time and songs
12.00pmHome time
1.00pmHome time if staying for lunch