Lime Tree offers either morning and afternoon nursery sessions - each 15 hours a week. These sessions are fully funded by the government from the term after children turn 3 years old.

During each session children will engage in experiences and activities planned around their interests to move them on to the next step in their learning. As part of the school ethos of ‘healthy body, brain and heart ‘children have an exercise session every day and try a range of healthy foods at snack time. The children are encouraged to learn outside and inside and use all of the school’s facilities to give them a successful foundation for learning.

Morning session: 8.30am-11.30am

Afternoon session: 12.15pm-3.15pm

Nursery Admissions

Please consult the Kingston Borough website on to find out more about Nursery Education in Kingston . The website provides you with full information about the different types of nursery education available as well as when and how to apply for a nursery place.

The school has one main intake in September , although if there are any places available during the year they will be allocated for a January and post-Easter start date based on the standard admissions criteria. Children are eligible for a nursery place the term after they turn three years old.

There will be Nursery open events in early January and parents will be able to sign up to visit the Nursery. The dates will be published on the website in a few week's time.

The deadline to apply for the main intake is mid March (date to be confirmed), and places will be offered over Easter. Any late applications will be put on the waiting list.

Our admissions' criteria:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Children with a sibling in the school at the time of admission
  3. Children with exceptional family, social or medical need
  4. Children in order of proximity from the school to their home


If you would like your child to go on the waiting list please fill in and return the Nursery Admissions form below. This form is also available from the school office.

Nursery Admissions form

Completed forms should be returned to the school office or via