Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Nightingale Nursery

Nightingale is a small one form entry, multi-faith, community school.  We are a caring centre of learning and all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.  We pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we have with all our families.  

All sessions in the nursery are led by a qualified teacher and supported by Early Years Practitioners.  At Nightingale we are one big family!  

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We have 52 part time places (15hrs/week) split into morning and afternoon sessions, of which 8 can be taken full time (30hrs/week). Our morning sessions run from 8:45 - 11:45am and the afternoon sessions run from 12:15-3:15pm.



Full time place (with 15 hour free entitlement): £220 for the additional 15 hours

You may be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year during school term time only.


Your eligibility depends on:

  • if you are working
  • your income (and your partner’s income, if you have one)
  • your child’s age and circumstances
  • your immigration status

You can check by visiting: 30hr Nursery Eligibility

Lunch charges for all full time places: £12.50 per week if that option is chosen.



We have thought carefully about the Curriculum that we provide for our nursery children and feel that is tailored to suit their needs. Nightingale is situated in a diverse part of South East London and as such many of our children have English as an additional language. This is why our curriculum strives to develop the language and communication skills of our children. Due to our multi-faith community we make sure we develop our knowledge of understanding of difference and culture by learning about the festivals and celebrations that we as individuals mark.

Ultimately we value play as being crucial to a child’s learning and development. Our entire curriculum provides learning opportunities through play and experiences. We actively promote independence and problem solving as we believe this is key to promote future active learners.


Click here for further information on eligibility for 30 hour codes