Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre, Camden
Address: 49 Mecklenburgh Square
Phone: 020 75200385
Website: Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre
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Age group: 3 -11
Number of Pupils: 65
The campus that the nursery is situated on has been a special place for children since the middle of the eighteenth century when Captain Coram opened the Foundling Hospital.
The present nursery was formed by bringing together St. Leonard's Nursery School and Coram Community Nursery in1988 and opened on September 1st 1998 .
We are committed to the Every Child Matters Agenda and we seek to promote the best outcomes for all children. The Centre is committed to the belief that learning starts at birth and continues throughout life. The Centre's aim is to provide high quality, fully integrated care and education and to work in partnership with parents and carers.
The Centre provides 106 places for children from six months to five years and is open From 8.00am to 5.30pm(closes at 3.30pm on Wednesday for centre development) 48 weeks a year. There are twelve places for babies from 6 months to 2 years, twenty four places for toddlers from 2 to 3 years old and seventy places for 3 to 5 year olds.
The children come from all sections of the local community and reflect the cultural, religious and linguistic richness of the Kings Cross area. The centre reserves up to twenty percent of the available places for children with Special Educational Needs or those deemed to be need according to the Children's Act criteria. The Centre is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team and draws on a wide range of expertise.
Next door to the nursery is the Coram ParentsÂ Centre, together with the nursery it forms a childrenÂs centre. The Nursery and Parents Centre work closely together on joint projects such as the Music Maker scheme.
We have a training and dissemination project which includes student placements, monthly visits, government consultancies, and booklet production.