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Early Years

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.

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 April, following your child’s third birthday
1 April – 31 August September, following your child’s third birthday
1 September – 31 December January, following your child’s third birthday




Have you applied for a reception place?

The deadline to apply for a reception place is 15th January 2020.  

Do you need help applying?

Contact us and we will help you submit your application form to Hackney admissions. 

You can apply online.

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


What your child will learn in Reception

open days