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Applying for a children’s centre nursery place
Contact information

Hackney
Learning Trust
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1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ

Tel: 020 8820 7590

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Child gardeningWho is eligible for a place?

  • A child aged between twelve weeks and five years
  • A child whose parents live or work in Hackney
  • The child should not normally be attending any other childcare provision

Cost
The amount you pay depends on the age of your child and your household income. Most children’s centres charge the fees below.

Band 1: Household Income under £25,000 per annum
(This includes additional places purchased by Social Services)

BAND 1 Full day care Part time care Sessional care
Child age Fees per week Fees per day Fees per half day
0-2 £160.00 £35.00 £17.50
2-3 £150.00 £33.00 £16.50
3-5 (with Free Entitlement) £114.00 * *

Band 2: Household Income between £25,000 and £55,000 per annum.
BAND 2 Full day care Part time care Sessional care
Child age Fees per week Fees per day Fees per half day
0-2 £185.00 £41.00 £20.50
2-3 £175.00 £38.50 £19.50
3-5 (with Free Entitlement) £133.00 * *

Band 3: Household Income over £55,000 per annum (This includes out of borough places)
BAND 3 Full day care Part time care Sessional care
Child age Fees per week Fees per day Fees per half day
0-2 £200.00 £44.00 £22.00
2-3 £190.00 £42.00 £21.00
3-5 (with Free Entitlement) £145.00 * *

NB:

  1. *3-5 age part time and sessional fee will be confirmed by the Children's Centre. The calculation will vary dependent on the number of days over which the Free Entitlement is taken.
  2. There is a weekly discount of 20% per week for second and subsequent children.

 

Admissions Policy

Who should I contact?
Admission to the Children’s Centre is managed by the individual Children’s Centre.

  • Download an application form below. Completed application forms must be returned to the Children’s Centre where you will be placed on the admissions register.
  • The Children's Centre will contact you to discuss your wishes
Children’s Centre Place Application Form Click to download the Word document

You will be required to complete a placement agreement form which will be reviewed at agreed intervals

When allocating places children’s centres seek to:

  • Take into consideration the different needs of individual children and families
  • Make early education and childcare available to children from Hackney’s diverse communities
  • Maintain gender balance
  • Promote inclusion by giving children with special needs and or disabilities an opportunity to benefit from early education and childcare.

Admissions Priorities
If the demand for places is greater than the number of available places, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

  1. Child assessed as being in need for a funded place
  2. Child assessed by professional as having social, educational or medical needs (unfunded place)
  3. Child has sibling attending the centre