Croydon High Nursery is an independent nursery school for girls who are in their pre-Reception year, aged 3-4 years. The school is set in our beautiful leafy site in Selsdon, East Surrey.

Our nurturing staff and safe, welcoming environment create the perfect haven for girls to bloom and flourish. With a commitment to fostering confidence, encouraging curiosity, and instilling a love for learning, our nursery provides a space where young minds can take risks and aspire without limits. Watch our video below to catch a glimpse of the joy and wonder that defines Croydon High Junior School – a place where the seeds of curiosity are planted, and the roots of a lifelong love for learning take hold.
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Step 1 – Visit us

If you are considering applying for a place at Croydon High Nursery, your first point of contact will be with the Junior School Admissions Registrar; Clare Macmillan.

We hold Open Days and Taster Days throughout the year and, conscious of the busy lives most parents lead, we are also happy to arrange appointments at a time to suit you.

Step 2 – Apply

If you are ready to apply to our Junior School, please complete the on-line application form here.

Please be aware that we will require a non-refundable registration fee of £100 to be paid by credit or debit card on submission of this form. If you are unable to make the payment in this way, please contact us before completing the form.

If you have any questions, please call us on +44 (0)20 8260 7572 or email

A deposit of £750 is chargeable when you accept a place and this will be held until the end of your daughter’s final term in the school. Unfortunately this cannot be refunded if the place is not taken up for any reason.

Step 3 – Assessment

Firstly, we should stress that joining Croydon High’s Nursery does not involve a rigorous testing procedure! We simply want to ensure we all agree that our Nursery will be the right choice for your daughter, giving her the best possible start to her school life.

For entry to Nursery in September, we will usually invite families to come in to school in the previous January. Groups of three or four girls will take part in an informal play session, with activities set up to encourage individual and group play and lots of opportunities for chatting.

These sessions last for approximately 45 minutes and are led by one of our experienced Early Years Teachers along with a Teaching Assistant. Of course, the girls will not be expected to have had any formal teaching prior to the assessment – we just want them to be themselves.

During this time, Miss Sarah Jane Pendleton, Head of Junior School, will meet with the parents of each girl to find out more about their daughters and to answer any specific questions