Find local providers
- Find local providers
- Find Islington-managed nurseries
- Find local childminders
- Find local after-school and holiday clubs
Islington subsidises childcare at a range of nurseries, including 8 nurseries managed directly by the council, so that your childcare fees will depend on household income, how many hours of childcare you need, the age of your child and whether or not you live in Islington. Find funded nurseries.
If you're having difficulties finding childcare, contact the Family Information Service on
What to look for when choosing childcare
How to apply for childcare
Apply directly to each provider for childcare and early education, including nursery classes in schools. You do not apply through the Council – there is no central admissions process.
Islington's Early Years admissions policy (PDF) sets out how we offer places at council-funded nurseries, including children’s centres, nursery classes in schools and community nurseries.
Starting school - the reception class
Children in Islington usually start school in the reception class of primary school, in the school year in which they turn five. You need to apply online for a primary school place.