Kindergarten entry

Age 6 months to 2 entry

DUCKS is an independent Kindergarten and Infants school. Our waiting lists do become full very quickly and parents are, therefore, advised to register for a prospective place as early as possible.

In the Kindergarten, our three main points of entry are: Baby Room, Toddler Room and Ducklings Room. 

Places are generally offered by date of registration and we invite you to register your interest by contacting Mrs Emma Millett, Kindergarten Registrar


Parents wishing to register on a Kindergarten list will be invited to an Open Morning which are held by appointment on Wednesdays at 9.30am. Parents wishing to register on the Infants’ School waiting lists will be invited to an Open Morning held on a Saturday during the Michaelmas and Summer terms.

To request further information about entry or to book a visit please telephone 020 8693 1538 or email:

Mrs Emma Millett


Entry procedure

Our entry procedure requires that parents visit DUCKS for a tour and a discussion on the entry process before registering. A £100 registration is charged. Please contact Mrs Emma Millet, Registrar for further information

Parents will usually be informed if a place becomes available for their child in the spring prior to the Michaelmas term when the child is due to start. Children are required to come for a visit and spend some time in the relevant class before a formal offer is made.

The majority of children in the Infants’ School join us from the Kindergarten, but we do have a small number of places at 3+ and occasional vacancies to join the school in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2. For vacancies in the Infants’ School we invite children to complete a short assessment in order to establish his/her ability and to benefit from and adapt to the learning already established in the class.


2019 - 2020



5 days

4 days

3 days

2 days

Individual sessions per day

Full Day

8am to 4.30pm






School Day

8.45am to 3.15pm







8.45am to 11.45am







1.30pm to 4.30pm






Extended School Day



8.00am to 8.45am






After School Care

3.15pm to 4.30pm






Minimum attendance at the Kindergarten is three sessions per week. Minimum attendance in the Baby Room is three days per week.


A non-refundable deposit of £1,800 is payable on acceptance of a place at the College which will be retained in full until the pupil leaves, when it will be refunded less any balance owing to the College.

If the pupil is withdrawn after acceptance, deposits are not refundable.

Payment of Fees

Fees are payable by Direct Debit, in full on the day before the first day of term. Parents who pay fees after the due date will incur a 1% surcharge billed one term in arrears.

The College will also accept payment by certain Credit/Debit cards in full no later than the day before the first day of each term.

There is also a facility with School Fee Plan (a credit provider regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) to enable direct debit payment by monthly instalment.

The fee for a child attending DUCKS for any part of a term must be paid for the whole of that term. The withdrawal of a child requires one full term’s notice given in writing to the Head of DUCKS, or one full term’s fees in lieu.

The College reserves the right to suspend a child while fees remain unpaid, by giving the parents not less than 2 days’ written notice.

Parents who have paid fees late may be asked to pay one term's fees as an additional deposit. If necessary the College will instruct solicitors to recover unpaid fees with interest and all costs incurred will be recoverable in full.

All Infants’ School pupils are included in a Personal Accident Insurance Scheme which offers cover for permanent disability resulting from an accident. This includes dental injury and emergency dental treatment. In addition parents can opt-in to a Pupils’ Absence Insurance Scheme (at their own expense) to cover absence through personal illness or injury. Full details of both schemes will be supplied on entry or are available at any time from the Fees Administrator

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers can be used to pay for childcare at DUCKS for all pre-reception classes and for before school care and Beyond the Classroom activities. We accept vouchers from many scheme providers including: Care-4, Computershare, Edenred, Fair Care, Kiddivouchers, Sodexo and Virtual.

For enquiries about payment of current fees please contact:

Fees Administrator
Dulwich College
London SE21 7LD
020 8299 9301/2

Contact DUCKS

For further information please telephone on 020 8693 1538 or email:

Mrs Emma Millett

Infants’ School Registrar

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