Free 2 year old places

We offer eligible 2 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.

Eligibility   Apply 

For help applying, please read Camden’s Application process (PDF)

 

Free 3 and 4 year old places

All 3 and 4 year old children in Camden are entitled to free early education and childcare places for 15 hours per week during term time. This starts from the term after their 3rd birthday.

There is no need to apply for this, just talk to your childcare provider.

Free 30 hours childcare

There are 2 schemes that provide an additional 15 hours for eligible Camden families: 

1) The government’s 30 hours of free early education and childcare for working parents.

Eligibility and apply

2) The Camden Enhanced scheme for 30 hours of early education and childcare.

This scheme is aimed at Camden residents who are not eligible for the government's 30 hours for working parents.

Eligibility (PDF)   Apply

Deadlines

To apply for a place starting in September apply by 31st August.

To apply for a place starting in January apply by 31st December.

To apply for a place starting in April apply by 31st March.