Find local providers
- Find local nurseries
- Find local children's centres
- Find local childminders
- Find local after-school and holiday clubs
- Find registered nannies
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.
After school and holiday childcare
Islington Council will no longer be able to subsidise after school and holiday childcare after August 2017 due to reductions in central Government funding. We want to know what parents/carers and childcare providers think about the actions the council is taking to reduce the impact of these cuts.
Please complete our on-line survey by 30 March 2017.
The survey includes information about the funding reductions and the actions the council is taking.