River Mill Primary School

River Mill Primary School


 Dear Parents and Carers,

We will not be accepting anymore applications for children wanting to start in the nursery September 2024

We will not have spaces available as we already have a significantly long waiting list.

We are open for applications for children who are eligible to start in September 2025 (born between 1st September 2021 – 31st August 2022).  Please see our nursery admissions policy.

Due to locally determined school dates, the local authority starting dates for children claiming their free early education for the first time may vary from the nationally prescribed dates in the Department for Education code of practice.   

In Kent, children become eligible to claim their free early education from:

A child born between:

1 April to 31 August (inclusive)

The start of term 1 following their third birthday (after summer holidays) until statutory school age.

1 September to 31 December (inclusive)

The start of term 3 following their third birthday (after Christmas and New Year holiday) until statutory school age.

1 January to 31 March (inclusive)

The start of term 5 following their third birthday (after April holiday) until statutory school age.


Children are also eligible to start the day after their third birthday – however parents would have to pay for the nursery place until the funding started the following term.

For example, if your child’s birthday was the 2nd October they could start in the nursery on the 3rd October, but would have to pay for the place until the end of the Autumn Term.  The free funding would then start the following January.


Nursery Admissions

 If you would like to put your child's name on the waiting list for a nursery place, please email nursery@rivermillprimaryschool.co.uk to request a registration pack.   


 Nursery Information for Parents

rm website documentation 18 04 24 updated for autumn term 2024 v 2.pdf





Nursery Policies


 Nursery Timetable


nursery timetable 130122.pdf



 Nursery Core Curriculum

Core Book and Nursery Rhyme list for parents

Early Maths

Early Reading

Early Writing

Nursery Vocabulary