Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Nursery Admissions

Oasis Academy Shirley Park has one nursery class for 3-4 year olds, the year before they start in Reception. We have a major intake in September of children who will turn 4 during that academic year. The Nursery is based at Lower School (Stroud Green Way) alongside our Reception Classes.

Our aim is to provide holistic learning in a safe, happy and stimulating environment through which all children are challenged and make outstanding progress. To develop confident, happy children, equipped with foundations to nurture a lifelong love of learning. 

We foster a harmonious atmosphere which supports and promotes self-esteem. We build confident communicators supporting every child as an individual across development in all areas of the Early Years and Foundation Stage. We help every child to grow up feeling confident about their own identity, in a spirit of friendship, understanding fairness and the rights of others, valuing diversity, and ready to be a British citizen.

The Academy has an agreed admission number of 52, split between a morning session and an afternoon session, in one class  - Little Acorns. 

We are able to offer full week-day places (for 5 full days a week) to children whose parents are eligible for the Government’s 30 Hour Free Childcare Scheme and every week-day morning or every week-day afternoon places for all other children who are eligible for 15 hours Government funding. Top-up sessions may be available to purchase. All places are dependent on availability of places in the Nursery. 

If you are require an in-year place in the Nursery for 2024-25 please contact us to see if there are spaces or to be put on a waiting list before making an application.

Nursery Admissions 2025 - 2026

All places for admission to the Nursery at Oasis Academy Shirley Park are allocated directly by the Oasis Shirley Park Academy's own Admissions Authority. Children born between Sep. 1st 2021 - Aug. 31st 2022 are eligible for a place in our Nursery starting in September 2025.

If you are a Parent or Carer and wish to apply for a place in the Nursery for September 2025, you will need to complete our online Application Form. Closing date for applications Monday 15th January 2025.

Accompanying Nursery Application Letter

We have several timing options - please see below. 
Please contact e: t: 020 8656 0222 x78372 for more information.

Standard Times
(Other options are available please see under Timing Options below)

Morning Session

Afternoon Session




End of School



Timing Options
There are a number of timing options available to you (depending on space available), please see below:

 Option 1 - 35 hours per week 08:30-15:30 – 30 hours funded plus 5 hours extra per   week.  I confirm I am eligible for 30 hours funding. I will need to supply a 30-hour code.

 I also understand that I will need to pay for the extra 5 hours (one hour per day) at a   rate of £5 per extra hour, totalling £25 per week.

 Option 2 - 35 hours per week 08:30 – 15:30 made up of 15 funded hours plus 20 hours   extra per week. 

 I understand I will need to pay for the extra hours at a rate of £5 per hour, totalling   £100 per week

 Option 3 -15 hours per week 08:30 -11:30
 (All children 3 – 4 years are eligible for 15 hrs free childcare a week)

 Option 4 - 15 hours per week 12:30 - 15:30
 (All children 3 – 4 years are eligible for 15 hrs free childcare a week)

All children who attend our Nursery will be guaranteed a place in our Reception Class, but an application must be made for a Reception place for their child through the local authority in the normal way.

We look forward to welcoming you into our family!

Academy Admissions Policy 2024-2025

Academy Prospectus

If you have questions about Nursery admissions please contact:

Mrs K. Clark:
 t. 020 8656 0222 x78372

How do i know if I am eligible
for funding support?

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of funded childcare a year (usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks) from the term following their 3rd birthday.

If you are a working family, your 3 or 4 year old may be entitled to an additional 570 hours a year, sometimes referred to as 30 hours or extended entitlement. To see if you are eligible log on to 
applications are only made to HMRC via this website. 

You must apply the term before you want to use the additional hours and you will need to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months.