Local authority nursery classes (maintained/state nursery classes)
There are 18 local authority nursery classes and one stand alone nursery school in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Applications are made directly to the school when the child is 2 years of age. Children attend for 15 hours over five mornings or five afternoons from the term after their 3rd birthday until they start in a reception class. The place is funded by the Nursery Education Grant.
Nurseries on school sites are managed by the headteacher of the school and receive local authority support. They are regulated by Ofsted.
Visit the Nursery schools page for a list of local authority nursery classes.