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There are a wide range of nursery education and childcare options across Camden. These include children’s centres operated by Camden Council, those run by local primary schools along with independent, voluntary sector and private sector nursery providers.
Beyond nursery education, there are a range of playgroups and independent childminders, while many people rely on friends and relatives for additional support.
To help parents balance work and family life we are offering local people free 25 hour nursery places for 3 and 4 year olds in our own children’s centres and those operated by participating primary schools until at least July 2015. This is ten hours on top of the Government’s 15 hour provision:
- Download: List of Council-operated children’s centres and schools offering 25-hour nursery places (PDF 208KB)
This offer is subject to local availability and individual schools’ admissions policies. Applications for September 2014 free nursery places are made directly through the school or children’s centres. To apply for a September 2014 free 25-hour nursery place, please contact your school or children’s centre direct.
All early years providers follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ensuring that every child is encouraged to learn through play.
Frequently asked questions about childcare
Working in childcare
- download: Childminder factsheet (PDF 40KB)
- becoming a registered childminder
- download: Setting up your own nursery (PDF 75KB)