Sessions, Fees and Enrolment


We are a term-time nursery operating across Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Our hours are flexible and we offer the option of a Morning Session, Afternoon Session or All Day Session

 PolkaDots @AthlonePolkaDots @Cresswood
Morning 9.15am-12.15pm 9am-12pm
Afternoon 12.15pm-3.15pm 12pm-3pm
All Day 9.15am-3.15pm 9am-3pm

At PolkaDots, we believe it’s important for children to build a secure relationship with staff and feel happy and safe in our environment. To do this, we ask children to attend a minimum of three sessions a week.


Invoices are sent out at the beginning of each month or term, and we are happy to discuss a flexible payment system or finance plan

 Session Rates2 year-olds3&4 year-olds
Morning Session£30 £27
Afternoon Session£30 £27
All Day Session£55 £50

Although we are a private nursery we do have a limited availability for

The initial 15 hours of universal funding for 3&4 year-olds can be topped up through

  • 3 and 4 year-old working parents government funding (providing an extra 15 hours for up to 30 hours per week)
  • The Camden Enhanced scheme for early education (an extra 15 hours for up to 30 hours a week for some 3 & 4 year-olds)
  • Work based vouchers – if necessary we can register with most company schemes

Hours over and above the initial government funded 15 hours will be charged at

  • £9 p/hour for 3&4 year-olds
  • £10 p/hour for 2 year-olds

A discounted rate is available for siblings

PolkaDots provides an Enhanced Curriculum through additional activities that are outside of the National Curriculum. These include yoga, dance, cooking club, Makaton ‘sing & sign’ sessions, movement & play and music sessions. To allow us to offer these activities there is an additional cost of £2 per week for children funded by government schemes.

Remember! All 3 and 4 year-olds in London can claim at least 15 hours of childcare per week completely free!!

For more information visit to find out what funding your child is entitled to

Admissions & Enrolment

Children can attend Morning Session, Afternoon Session or full day subject to subscription. Morning or afternoon Session children must attend a minimum of 3 mornings and preferred to attend for a full five sessions a week. Full & part time schedules are fixed at the beginning of each term subject to availability as places are limited per session.

  • On enquiry a tour of the nursery will be offered to parents where an enrolment form is given to prospective parents for completion
  • An enrolment fee of £30 must be paid when submitting the form to secure a place for your child. This is non refundable.
  • On receipt of a completed Enrolment Form and the £30 enrolment fee, an offer of a place will be confirmed and your child’s name will be added to our list for entrance into the Nursery at the designated required entry date. 
  • Near to the time of child’s entry to nursery, a home visit, two play visits and a starting date will be arranged with you. A Welcome Pack is given to parents and children at the home visit where the registration forms and necessary paperwork will be completed with you and  a member of the PolkaDots staff team will guide you through our settling in period for your child
  • Parents are required to give, in writing, a month’s notice of their intention to remove any child from the Nursery. In default of such written notice an amount equivalent to one month’s fees will be payable.
  • It is our intention to make our Nursery accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community

PolkaDots @Cresswood

Cresswood Hall, Gillies Street

London NW5 4DP


PolkaDots @Athlone

Athlone Hall, Athlone Street

London NW5 4LS


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