Early years in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Our 8 children’s centres are situated across Kensington and Chelsea and provide services such as childcare, creche facilities, drop-in and stay-and-play sessions, health advice, and help before and after the birth of your baby, as well as information on training and finding a job:

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Voluntary Food and Drink guidelines for Early Years settings in England

The Children’s Food Trust devised the Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines for all Early Years settings and childcare providers to:

  • improve healthier food provision for children
  • increase workforce nutrition knowledge and healthy cooking skills
  • increase nutrition knowledge and healthy cooking skills of families

The guidelines set out the appropriate types, amounts and frequencies of food and drink to provide to meet the nutrient requirements of children aged one to five years. Early years settings provide an ideal opportunity to help every child eat well, enjoy a varied diet and establish healthy eating habits to take with them into their school years. You can find the Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines on The Children’s Food Trust website.

The Healthy Eating Awards

The Healthy Eating Awards is a free scheme to improve nutrition in all early year settings and by childminders. The awards aim to prevent nutrition related problems in early childhood such as unhealthy weight and dental decay, and to promote health and wellbeing. Nutritionists and dietitians from the CLCH Public Health Nutrition Team can work with your setting, providing support, training and resources to help you meet the nutritional requirements of children in your care.  For further information about the Healthy Eating Awards please visit the Nutrition and Families pages or contact:

Babyhood guide for parents

Our Babyhood guide contains information for families facing challenging times with a young baby. It includes information on nappy rash, sleeping tips, teething, and ailments such as chickenpox.

Breastfeeding Welcome scheme

If you're a mum with a baby, it helps to know where you are welcome to breastfeed your child when you are out and about.  Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has launched a Breastfeeding Welcome scheme throughout Kensington and Chelsea, to let breastfeeding mothers know where they will be made especially welcome.

For further details please visit the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme website