What is Ikoyi Nursery School all about?

Ikoyi Nursery School a not-for-profit trust run by a committee of parents. We offer an approach to learning that is centered around a combination of guided learning and collaborative study in and outside the classroom. In everything we do, we are committed to ensuring that our children thrive and are equipped to make the most of every opportunity.

Does my child have to be British to attend?

No. The nationality composition of our school is 33% American, 33% British and 33% international, representing over 40 different countries around the globe.

How is Ikoyi Nursery School different than other schools?

Ikoyi Nursery School was established almost 70 years ago and follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage. The nursery is warm and welcoming with teachers who aim to offer your child the best experiences for them to start their new adventure at nursery. Our skilled team and small class sizes ensure that Ikoyi Nursery School is a place where your child will feel safe, secure and above all feel like they are in a family environment.

We take a holistic approach to pre-school education helping children to develop good self-esteem, strong values and the skills required when they start primary school. This is coupled with opportunities to play, explore and be challenged. Our teachers believe each child deserves the best and every child is an individual.

What year groups or grades do you offer?

We have three classes at Ikoyi Nursery School:
Mickey Class – approximately 2.5 – 3.5 years
Donald Class – approximately 3.5 – 4.5 years
Goofy Class – approximately 4.5 – 5.5 years

Children can start at Ikoyi Nursery School once they are 2.5 years old and can continue until 5.5 years old.

What age does my child have to be?

Your child is eligible to fill-out an application for registration (or join the wait list) once he/she turns 18months. Upon admission, the child must be at least 2.5 years old at start of the school term.

How many students are in the school?

We have space for a maximum of 39 children, that is up to 13 children in each class.

Where is the school located?

The school is located at 2B Macgregor Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Is there a dress code or uniform requirement?

At present we do not have a school uniform, but we do request that children dress appropriately for the range of physical activities they will undertake at school e.g. flat shoes, no flip flops, no hair beads. Further information is provided in our school handbook which is distributed to new entrants.

Does the school have a hot lunch program?

No. Parents are expected to pack a selection of healthy snacks, non-fizzy drink and fruits. We have a microwave so are able to reheat food if required. Children are able to top-up their water bottles throughout the day from the water dispenser.

Does the school have a nurse?

We do not have a school nurse, but all of our teaching staff undertake regular first aid training and we have procedures in place should a child require emergency/professional medical assistance.

Does the school require a vaccination record?

Yes. Vaccination forms can be downloaded

Does the school offer support services for children with learning disabilities?

No. While we offer no special provision for children with significant learning disabilities, we are able to support those with minor learning needs. All teachers are trained to respond to a variety of learning styles and are experienced in dealing with varying levels of aptitude so that every level of ability can receive the support, encouragement and extension work necessary for optimum progress.

Does the school accept children with limited English?

Yes, as the children are at an age where they can easily assimilate a second language.


What is the school’s curriculum?

We follow the British Early years Foundation Stage . For more information please go to Curriculum.

Does the school teach “British English” or American English”

We teach British English.


Does the school offer after-school clubs and activities?

Yes. We offer after school activities Tuesdays through to Fridays. Please see our list of after-school activities.

Does the school offer after-school care?

No, at present we do not.


Are any applicants given special consideration?

Yes. Siblings are given priority on our waiting list as long as their sibling has attended the school in the two years prior to application; however, admission is not automatic.

What is the deadline for enrollment applications?

We offer an open enrollment policy and accept applications throughout the academic year, as long as space is available. More information is available in Admissions.

Can I download applications for admission from the website?

Yes. Registration forms are available to download in our admissions area, along with information on additional paperwork and payments required – Click here.

What are the average class sizes?

We have a maximum of 13 children per class.

What is the age requirement for applicants?

Your child should be at least 2.5 years in order start at Ikoyi Nursery School.

Does it matter where I live? What is the attendance boundary?

Children are required to live in one of the following areas; Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki Phase One.

Are there extra fees beyond the cost of tuition?

After school activities are optional and therefore come with an additional cost. There are some other additional costs throughout the year, such as the Christmas DVD, school photographs but these are optional. For more information on tuition and fees, click here.

What are the hours for the school day?

School starts at 08:30 and children can arrive from 08:15. School closes at 12:30. Children involved in an after school activity should be picked up no later than 13.45.

How can prospective parents visit INS? Are campus tours and open houses available?

Parents are welcome to visit the school any weekday (apart from Wednesdays) between 08:30 and 10:00. Please schedule an appointment if you are interested in touring or meeting with admissions.


What is the level of involvement is expected from parents?

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have a unique base of mothers, fathers and caregivers with a vast amount of experience and perspective that enriches our school. The expectation is that every family will contribute volunteer hours in a way that is appropriate to its time constraints and skill set. This is consistent with the belief that the children benefit most from a school community in which families are involved in the life of the school. All parents must be willing to serve on the Committee if required.

Does the school require or expect parents to assist in fundraising? Is there any fundraising at the school?

Yes, the school is a not-for-profit trust. We try to keep our school fees at an affordable level to ensure staff salary and running costs are met. We have an annual fundraiser Fun Day and all parents are expected to assist with fundraising, organise and run the event.

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