Nursery Provision Offer
Nationally, all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of free nursery education from the beginning of the term following their third birthday. Recent changes to how nursery places are funded by the government has meant that Camden no longer funds school nurseries for 30 hour places.
All children who are of nursery age are eligible for the universal 15 hour places stated above. In addition, some parents qualify for a further 15 hours of funding, either through the government enhanced offer or through the Camden enhanced offer.
You may be eligible for an additional 15 hours either through Government or Camden funding if you meet certain criteria:
Government Enhanced 15 Hours Education
Families that meet the criteria set out below will be entitled to a further 15 hours. The criteria are:
– both parents, or the sole parent in a one parent family, must be working
– each parent must have a weekly minimum income equivalent to 16 hours at the national minimum wage or living wage, and
– neither parent must have income of more than £100,000 per year
If you wish to see if you are eligible to claim the additional 15 hours, please visit the following website: www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds
If you are eligible, you will receive an 11 digit code. Please print this off and take it to the school. You can then complete an application form. Once you bring your 11 digit code to the school, our Family Support Worker will explain how you check your ongoing eligibility.
Camden Enhanced 15 Hours Education
In some cases, families will not qualify for the full 30 hours government offer but may qualify for the Camden Enhanced Offer.
The criteria is set out below:
To be eligible for the Camden Enhanced Offer you must:
– Be a resident in Camden
– Not be eligible for the Government 30 hours for working parents
In addition, you must meet one of the following criteria:
– Your family meets the criteria for free school meals (see: camden.gov.uk/fsm)
– Your family receives working tax credits and your household income is less than
– Your child is being ‘looked after’ by the local authority or is a child who has ‘left care’*
– Your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education,
health and care plan*
– You receive disability living allowance for your child*
– You receive support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
Find more information on the Camden website:
The school will provide you with a copy of the Camden Enhanced Offer Application Form, along with the Nursery Application form.
Children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 will be considered for September 2020 Nursery admission.
An application form can be downloaded on our school website or obtained from the school office and should be returned to the school by 15th January 2020. However, the school will continue to accept applications after this date if places are available.
Parents will be informed of the outcome in mid-April 2020.