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Our Ethos

At Princess May, we believe that each child is unique. We are committed to providing an exceptional provision for our children to ensure rapid progress.

Apply for a Nursery place 

Our staff are experienced Early Years Practitioners who are committed and caring.

We follow a 'Planning in the moment' ethos which allows us to;

Listen to the needs and interests of the children
Adapt approaches to ensure every child has a personalised learning journey
Ensure there is a strong link between home and school learning moments, using our innovative online assessment tool, which can be accessed by parents at home
We work closely with parents and welcome them to join us throughout the week for our maths/reading mornings and afternoons.

Free 30 hours Nursery Places


We offer 3 & 4-year-olds free 30 hours a week places to non-eligible families.

The government extended free childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours per week for working families.  Not all families are eligible. You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are; in work, on sick or annual leave, on parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave or if you’re on parental leave, you cannot apply for the child you’re on leave for.

We are extending this offer to all families, whether you are eligible for the governments extended offer or not.  

Child’s birthday When you can start
1 January – 31 March As soon as your child turns 3
1 April – 31 August As soon as your child turns 3
1 September – 31 December As soon as your child turns 3



Further information

All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are handled by Hackney Learning Trust. Please visit for further information.

apply for a reception place 

To apply for a place in our wonderful Reception provision, the Pan London eAdmissions system will open from 1 September each academic year. 

Please contact the Admissions Team for further information by emailing  or call 020 8820 7245 or 020 88207401.

The Hackney Learning Trust admissions portal provides a wealth of information:

What your child will learn in Reception

We have places - Complete Admissions Form online.


You can apply via Hackney Council online.

To apply online you will need an email address to register on the eadmissions website. 

If you require further information you can contact admissions by email at or call 020 8820 7397 / 7398 or 020 8820 7707 - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

apply for Year 1 - Year 6   

Apply via the Hackney Council onlie form and complete online admissions form.


Apply for Free School meals & get a FREE £30 GIFT VOUCHER 

Apply for free school meals for your child


*Before you apply, make sure you report changes to your personal circumstances or your application for FREE SCHOOL MEALS may be rejected. 

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