Fees

Thomas Coram Centre Offer

Toddlers (2 year olds)

Camden Council is offering eligible two year olds free early education and childcare places for up to 15 hours per week during term time.

You can apply when your child is 18 months old.

What are free two year old places?
Camden Council is offering eligible two year olds free early education and childcare for up to 15 hours per week (up to 570 hours per year). Please apply when your child is 18 months old.

Your child may be eligible if:

  • They are 2 years old – you can apply when your child is 18 months old, and your family meets the criteria for free school meals; or
  • Your family receives working tax credits and your household income is less than £16,190; or • Your child is looked after by the local authority; or they have left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order; or
  • They have a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan; or
  • They receive the disability living allowance.
  • If they receive support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act.
  • In receipt of Universal Credit and have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £15,400.

When is my child eligible for a free place?

  • A child born on or between 1 April and 31 August will become eligible for a place from 1 September following their second birthday.
  • A child born on or between 1 September and 31 December will become eligible for a place from 1 January following their second birthday.
  • A child born on or between 1 January and 31 March will become eligible for a place from 1 April following their second birthday.

At Thomas Coram we also offer Toddler provision for families who are not eligible for the free scheme:

  • Breakfast sessions ( 8.30-9.30am)
  • Core day ( 9.30-3.30)
  • Tea club (3.30-5.30)
  • 38/ 46 weeks a year
  • Full and part-time places are available

If you are interested in an extended year place, additional fees apply- please see our Toddlers Fees Document 2020.
Please come and talk to us or contact us on 020 7520 0385 if you have any further queries.

Kinder Children (aged 3 and 4 years old)

All 3 and 4 year old children in Camden are entitled to free early education and childcare places for up to 15 hours per week during term time (38 weeks a year).
The free provision starts the term after their 3rd birthday.

There are also two schemes that provide additional hours for some Camden children:

  • Entitlement For Working Parents
    30 hours of free early education and childcare for working parents. Parents will be able to access the 30 hour entitlement if they (each parent-in dual parent families) earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the national living wage (£126 from April 2018) or national minimum wage for those aged under 25, and earn less than £100,000 each per year. This includes self-employed and parents on zero hours contracts.
  • Camden Enhanced Offer
    This is a unique offer in Camden for an additional 15 hours of free early education for 3 and 4 year olds on top of the statutory offer. This is targeted at the most disadvantaged children. This is a Camden Enhanced scheme and is for Camden resident children who meet the eligibility criteria. It offers 30 hours per week up to 1140 hour per year.

We also offer extended year provision:

  • Breakfast sessions ( 8.30-9.30am)
  • Tea club (3.30-5.30)
  • 38 week and 46 weeks a year place

If you are interested in an extended year place, additional fees apply- please see our Kinder Fees Document 2020.

If you do not meet any of the above criteria or if you would like to pay for additional hours here, please come and talk to us or contact us on 020 7520 0385 if you have any further queries.

Phone: 020 7520 0385
Fax: 020 7520 0386
49 Mecklenburgh Square
London WC1N 2NY