To apply for a place at Ambler Children’s Centre please either drop into the centre, contact us on 02073597628 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent a copy of our application form. We ask families to hand the forms in personally so we can discuss the details of Early Years places and maximise your chances.
Please read through Islington Council's Early Years Policies and Procedures for more details on how places are allocated to families.
Our open days are on the first Thursday of each month and you can register on upcoming dates here.
Some places at the Children’s Centre are reserved by the council for children who are assessed by the relevant professionals as requiring additional services in order to reach or keep up a reasonable standard of health and/or development. If you think this may apply to your family then either contact the Early Years Priority Referral Team directly or ask us for more information.
Charges vary depending on the hours your child attends and your personal circumstances. Childcare vouchers, including Tax-Free Childcare, can be used towards charges. The term after your child turns three, they have a Universal Entitlement of 15 free hours during core hours. Some families may be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of funding for 3 and 4 year olds.
We suggest you attend our open day where we outline the different charges and can answer individual questions. Our open days are on the first Thursday of each month and you can register on upcoming dates here.
Medication and Illness
All rooms have staff that are paediatric first aid trained. We can administer prescribed medication as long as both the medication and prescription, clearly stating the dosage, are provided and a Healthcare plan is in place. If your child requires regular medication please note this when you apply so we can have a Healthcare Plan in place prior to them starting. We can, in exceptional cases, administer medication for a short term illness once a Healthcare plan is in place. However if your child is unwell the best place for them is to be at home. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7359 7628.