July 2021: We are delighted to be planning Nursery provision for 3-4 year olds from September 2021!

The proposed provision is for a 22-place nursery for 3-4 year olds only, which will offer core funded (as applicable) hours between 9am and 3.30pm, Monday-Friday, with the same extended day timings as the school: 7.45am until 6pm.

We intend the nursery to be operational for 48 weeks of the year.

The nursery class will be situated alongside our current Reception classroom on the third floor. The space will retain direct access onto the roof terrace and will also share access of toilet facilities with our Reception class.

Additional security and access measures at both the main entrance to the building on Arcola Street, and the door off the stairwell into the class, will be put in place. These measures include video access to the class and a number of new security-fobbed doors.

The nursery provision will be overseen by Ms Antionette Mattison, a highly qualified and experienced Nursery Manager, who will report into our Early Years Lead, Ms Ashley, and the Senior Leadership Team of the school.

The core purpose of our provision is to provide an exceptional start to our families’ experience of the Halley House curriculum, values and ethos. Nursery children will share utilise the school hall for PE, however we do not foresee this having any impact on current provision for Reception-Year 6. The Nursery class will absolutely be part of our whole school approach and, as such will be accessing a range of activities and trips off-site throughout the year.

Nursery attendees will be expected to wear a Halley House PE T-shirt. These can be ordered online via Halley House School ( or by visiting their store at 1103-1105 Finchley Road, Temple Fortune, NW11 0QB

We suggest T-Shirts are matched with grey trousers, skirt or shorts, which can be purchased from any shop of your choice.

School branded legionnaires hats are also available for outdoor activities.

It is wise to consider a small PE bag or school rucksack to hold a change of clothing in school.

Here is our proposed full HHS Nursery Fee schedule and HHS Nursery Registration form should you wish to apply immediately to be considered for a place.

You can register your interest for a future place in our nursery here:


June 2021: We are keen to understand the views of our local community regarding the proposal for Halley House School to start Nursery provision for 3-4 year olds in the 2021-22 Academic year. So if you are a local private nursery / childcare provider please do complete the form below with your comments:

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