How do I register?
You can register your child at any time after birth; priority is given to siblings in Wetherby Kensington and the remaining places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Registration is through our online system called Open Apply and there is a registration fee of £200. If there is a waiting list for your chosen cohort, you will only be added once you have registered your child.
Can I visit the school?
Yes. Please join an Open Morning or contact us for a school tour.
At what age can children join Wetherby Pembridge Minors, Holland Park?
Children may join our nursery in the September after they turn 2. If there is space available earlier, then they may join us the term after they turn 2. Please ask to be placed on our waiting list at the time of registration if you require this option.
Is the nursery co-ed?
Yes, we accept both boys and girls into our nursery.
How is the nursery structured?
Our nursery school is divided into two year groups:
- Wetherby Cubs: for boys and girls aged 2-3 years old
- Wetherby Bears (Pre-Reception) for boys and girls aged 3-4 years old
Can my child do full days? Do you offer part-time places?
For the Wetherby Cubs (2-3-year-olds), our nursery offers the option of morning sessions only or full days. Morning sessions run from 8.15am to 12.00pm with full days ending with a pick-up window between 3.15pm – 3.50pm. The standard models are 5 morning sessions or 5 full-day sessions. For families who choose the morning sessions, they are able to opt into additional afternoon sessions provided there is availability. The sessions must be booked a term in advance. For Wetherby Bears (3-4-year-olds), students are required to attend full-day sessions 5 days a week.
What are the term dates for nursery?
Wetherby Pembridge Minors follow the same term dates as Wetherby Kensington. Please click here.
What are your teaching ratios? Staff:Pupils
We adhere to the necessary standard requirements as defined by the Early Years Statutory Framework.
Does entry in the nursery guarantee a definite place in one of the Alpha Plus schools?
If you accept a place for your child at Wetherby Pembridge Minors and we are able to meet all of her/his needs as stated in the SEND section of our Admissions Policy, boys will receive automatic entry into Reception at Wetherby Kensington and priority entry into Reception at 4+ at our other local schools, compatibly with that school’s admissions policy.
Where will my son or daughter move on to after attending Wetherby Pembridge Minors, Holland Park?
If your child is a girl, she can move to Chepstow House or Pembridge Hall. If your child is a boy, he can stay at Wetherby School Kensington or join Wetherby School Notting Hill, or move to Chepstow House.
Our staff will support you in selecting and applying to your next school. For further information, please consult the admissions policy of your chosen school. Sibling priority will be recognised, in line with our schools’ admissions policies.
What is the curriculum model at Wetherby Pembridge Minors Holland Park?
Our nursery at Edge Street offers the current Little Wetherby Curriculum adjusted to the needs of the children that attend the nursery.
How are places offered?
We offer places on a first come, first served basis and send out our offers 15 months prior to your requested start date.
Do you offer wraparound care?
Our hours are 8.15am to 12.00pm for a half-day option or 8.15am – 3.50pm for a full-day option. In order to cater to the different end times at each of our APG schools, you will be asked to select a pick-up time of either 3.15pm, 3.30pm or 3.50pm.
Are lunches and snacks included in nursery care?
Yes, lunches and healthy snacks are included if your child attends full-day sessions in the nursery. A morning snack is provided for children attending the morning-only sessions.
Are you a selective school?
We are a non-selective school and places are offered based on the date of registration. Therefore, early application is advised.
How do I secure my child’s place?
Once your child has been offered a place you will need to pay the deposit of £2,500 which is returnable when your child leaves the school (please see our Terms and Conditions for further details).
Does the nursery offer the Minimum Funding Entitlement?
We access the Minimum Funding Entitlement through our local authority scheme. Children can apply for 15 or 30 hours of funding the term after they have turned 3.
What is your latest inspection outcome?
Wetherby Pembridge Minors is part of Wetherby Kensington and will be inspected with the rest of the school. Please click here for the latest report from January 2023 and here for the most recent Material Change inspection which was carried out in August 2023.
When can I drop off and collect my child?
You can drop off your child between 8.15am and 9.00am and collection can take place at 12.00pm for children that attend in the morning. In order to cater to the different end times at each our APG schools, you will be asked to select a pick-up time of either 3.15pm, 3.30pm or 3.50pm.
How will you keep me informed about my child’s progress?
Your child’s key teachers will provide you with regular updates about your child’s learning. You will receive electronic updates with the teacher’s observations on your child’s progress via a platform called Arc pathway.