Places at discounted cost are available for low income working parents and full time students. You may be eligible for a place at discounted cost if you live in Camden and:
• you qualify for working tax credit and your income is less than £35,000, or
• you are a lone parent working 16 hours or more and you qualify for child tax credit, or
• you are in full time education
There are three steps to claiming a discount
Step 1. Claim Tax Credit
There are two types of tax credit – Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. You only need to complete one claim form even if you want to claim both.
You can only get a tax credits claim pack from the Tax Credit Helpline: 0345 300 3900. You can't download a claim form or make your claim online.
For more about working tax credit and how to claim go to www.gov.uk/claim-tax-credits
Step 2. Apply for the Camden Play discount
download: Subsidised play eligibility assessment form (Word)
If you receive a discount it will reduce your Tax Credit by a small amount. However the lower cost of play sessions will be bigger than the change to your Tax Credit so you will be better off.
Step 3. Tell the Tax Credit Office
Once you qualify for the Camden discount you will need to let the Tax Credit Office know.
Are there any free places?
There will be free places for children who are assessed as being ‘Children in Need’ and disabled children eligible for short breaks.
If your family currently has a social worker, please contact them for further details on accessing a free place.