FAQs

Outstanding_Colour_EYHow do I obtain an application form?

You can either download an application form by clicking on the link below

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or request one over the phone on 0208 398 7475 or apply in person. Applications must be received by February 19th prior to the academic year in which your child is 3 years old. Each application must be supported by a copy of the child’s birth and baptismal certificates.

Do we have to be Catholic ?

No, we are based in a catholic church, and in accordance with our admissions policy we will give admission priority to Catholic children.  However children of all faiths or no faith are welcome to apply for places.

Do we have to live in the Thames Ditton area?

No, however as part of our admission criteria, priority is given to applicants who are members  of Our Lady’s Parish Church.

How much do you charge per session?

Currently our fees are £24.00 per session. Fees are paid in advance per half term by BACS, childcare vouchers, cheques or cash. The fees are reviewed annually by our committee members.

N.B The annual review for this year has now taken place and the fees will increase to £24.00 per session from September 2018.  Please follow this link to see the latest letter from Nursery Treasurer.

LETTER TO PARENTS please click on link  LETTER FROM TREASURER TO PARENTS re Fees for 2018-19

Do you accept childcare vouchers?

Yes, we accept the majority of childcare vouchers. Please request the appropriate documents from the nursery.

Does my child have to be potty trained before they attend?

No, we are happy to support you and your child in toilet training. All we ask is for you to supply, in a named bag, plenty of clothes to change into and nappy sacks for soiled clothes.

Do you follow the national curriculum?

Yes, at Our Lady’s Nursery we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage; the national curriculum framework for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

How many staff work at the nursery?

Currently we have six members of staff employed at Our Lady’s Nursery. At each session we have a minimum of four members of staff on duty. We pride ourselves in supporting families with our high ratio of staff per session.

Do all children at the Nursery go to the same primary schools?

Our Lady’s Nursery is not linked to any particular school. Children go to a number of different primary schools.

Are you OFSTED regulated?

Yes, we are regulated by the OFSTED National Standards for Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises. On our last inspection we were judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. The report can be viewed online at

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/122587