Kindergarten Application Process

We are enrolling now for Kindergarten and have spaces currently available. We operate an “all year” admissions policy, where children aged 3 to 6 can join at any point throughout the year.

We accept applications at any time (from birth up). Because of growing numbers of applications, we recommend you apply as early as possible. You can visit before your child reaches 3 and join a waiting list for future admissions.

Children need to be at least 3 years old when they start. Children can attend Kindergarten from 2 to 5 days a week. We recommend a minimum of three mornings at age 3; five mornings (minimum of four) at age 4; and five mornings a week at age 5 and 6. . The application process is as follows:

If your child is younger than 2 ¾

  1. Contact us to book onto a weekday Visit Morning where you can find out more about Steiner Education, tour the School and see the Kindergartens and Classes in action.
  2. Complete and return the Application Form (see box on the right).
  3. We will put you on our waiting list and contact you in the term before your preferred start date to arrange a Taster Session and Parent Interview (see below).

If you child is 2 ¾ or older

  1. Contact us to book onto a weekday Visit Morning (held every month) where you can find out more about Steiner Education, tour the School and see the Kindergarten Classes in action. We also hold Saturday ‘Open Days’ two or three times a year.If you are unable to make either of these options but are interested in finding out more about the School, then we are always happy to arrange an individual visit at a time that is convenient for you. Please contact us to arrange a visit.
  2. Complete and return the Application Form (see box on the right). There is no fee to do so, and no obligation to take your application further.
  3. Arrange a Taster Morning where you and your child can join in and experience a full Kindergarten morning, and find out more about us and Steiner Education.Tasters are between 1 and 3 mornings depending on the age of the child, and help the teachers gain an all-round picture of the individual child.
  4. The teachers will make a decision on admission, and we will contact you with an Offer of a Place. You then fill in an Acceptance Form and pay a deposit of £300 to secure your place. The deposit is returnable when your child leaves the School as long as a full term’s notice has been given in writing. (If we have no places available at this point we will put you on our waiting list, as unanticipated openings do occur during the year.)
  5. We’ll invite you to a invite you to a Parent Interview where you have the opportunity to discuss the admission of your child with the teacher, and agree a start date and individual Settling In Process. It also helps us build a comprehensive picture of your child and their development. A non-refundable administration fee of £60 is required at this stage to facilitate the registration process.You will also have a Registration Interview where we go through a breakdown of your fees and payment and fill in the Registration Contract.
  6. Your child starts Kindergarten using the individual Settling In Process agreed with the teacher.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny Grewal in our Admissions Office, who will be pleased to help.

Kindergarten Application Pack

Please see the documents below for the full Applications Process:

Admissions Process

Application Form