Nursery School

Rachel McMillan is a maintained Nursery School. We are one of the four Nursery Schools funded by Royal Greenwich Local Authority and one of only 400 maintained Nursery Schools left in England. We are a school like any other - we have a headteacher, a deputy headteacher, a teacher SENCo and class teachers, as well as Early Years Practitioners, Teaching Assistants, Premises staff and Office staff. All our staff are well qualified and extremely experienced at working with young children and their families.

We are currently doing admissions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

We offer free 15 hours, term time only, 8.45 - 11.45 a.m. OR 12.30 - 3.30 p.m. five days per week, for 2 year olds. 

We offer free 15 hours, term time only 9.15 - 11.45 a.m. plus one full day OR 12.45 - 3.15 p.m. plus one full day for 3 and 4 year olds.

We also offer 2 options of free 30 hours, term time only, to eligible 3 and 4 year olds:

1. Either 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 3 days per week, term time only (£20 per week charge for food and sundries)


2. 9.15 a.m. - 3.15 p.m. five days per week, term time only (£20 per week charge for food and sundries)

It is possible with both of these options to buy more hours in term time and in the holidays.

Go to to see if you are eligible for the funded 30 hours


If you are not eligible for the funded 30 hours your child will still be eligible for free 15 hours per week.

If we have too many children applying and not enough places please see our Admissions Policy for clarification

admissions policy june 2017.pdf

Is your child eligible for 30 hours funded nursery? 2017.pdf

Phone 0208 692 4041 and talk to Deborah, Sarah or Jayne for more information. If you and your child would like to come and visit us you are very welcome.

brochure for the parents part 1 2017.pdf

brochure for parents part 2 2017.pdf


Click on the documents below to find out more about the school and the curriculum we offer to your child.

Ofsted Report October 2017.pdf

Nursery School Ofsted Report 2012

fsp results 2015

Each year the staff teams write their Hopes and Dreams for the children in their charge. They are beautiful pieces of writing, full of aspiration for the children they teach and care for.

Hopes and Dreams Shelter 1 Team 2015

Hopes and Dreams Shelter 2 Team 2015

Hopes and Dreams Shelter 4 Team 2015

Hopes and Dreams Shelter 6 Team 2015

Hopes and Dreams Office and Premises Team 2015

Hopes and Dreams Shelter 1 Team 2017.docx

Hopes and Dreams 2016.docx Shelter 2 Team

Hopes and Dreams Shelter 6 Team 2016.doc



The documents below explain some of the strategies that we use with the children and also some of the theories that underpin our teaching.

Schema Theory.pdf

Learning through play.pdf

Learning Stories.pdf

Attachment and the Family Worker role.pdf

Growth mindsets

VERVE - Video interaction.pdf

Early Years Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016.pdf