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Head Teacher: Karen Smith

Margaret McMillan Nursery School

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Margaret McMillan Nursery School is a large inner city Nursery School and Children’s Centre situated in Islington, North London.

The school serves a community which benefits from a very wide social, racial and ethnic mix. Typically more than twenty languages are spoken by families using the school and a wide cultural diversity is shared and enjoyed. The school and Children’s Centre is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team and draws on a wide range of expertise.

We provide education, day-care and as part of Bright Start Islington East we offer full children’s centre services to our local community. We have a strong commitment to keeping the child at the heart of all we do and to working in partnership with parents and the community. We provide services that enable everyone to recognise their potential and value their achievements and contributions. We offer the children and their families a rich and varied child centred curriculum in a supportive nurturing environment.

The school is set in nearly an acre of garden and operates the garden nursery model pioneered by Margaret McMillan. We have a well resourced child-friendly environment which enables the children to develop their independence skills within a play based curriculum.

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Free Early Education

Margaret McMillan Nursery School offers free 15-hour places to all children the term after their third birthday. Some 3 and 4-year olds are eligble for free 30-hour places, and some 2-year olds are eligible for free 15-hour places. Check your eligibility for these places at visit the Islington website here.

If you have any queries or would like to request paper copies of any information on this website, please contact the headteacher, Karen Smith, by filling in the form here.

Our SENCO can be contacted by filling in the form here, by calling the school or by emailing

OFSTED Registration Number: EY304482

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