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Safeguarding children (information for professionals)

This section aims to support staff (paid and voluntary) safeguard the children within their care. Within this section you will find links to: How to make a safeguarding referral Information on the LADO and how they can support staff if an allegation is made against…

Safeguarding toolkit and other related information

Safeguarding related information for Early Years professionals and childminders: BBEECS safeguarding toolkit Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) London Safeguarding Children Procedures Working Together to Safeguard Children(statutory guidance) Keeping Children Safe in Education(statutory guidance) The Prevent Duty (for schools and childcare providers) Supervision of activity with children…

SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who have…

SEN support

SEN support in the early years  Identifying the child needs is the first step to putting together an action plan to improve the outcomes for the child.  How can the practitioner support child and parent/carer When a child appears not to be making progress either…

SEND assessment in the EY

Please find below information related to SEND assessment in the early years: The four-part 'graduated approach' Pen Green SEND assessment in the EY EY ASD checklist Well Comm training videos Referrals Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

SEND inclusion passport and exemplar

SEND inclusion passport template SEND inclusion passport exemplar

SEND information and guidance for Early Years Practitioners

Concerns about a child Early Years SEND 0-5 Pathway Our vision for Early Years in the Bi-Borough SEND funding EY SEND audit SEND assessment in the EY EHC needs assessment EHC plan Supporting children to communicate Early Intervention Team (formerly Short Breaks) SEND referrals Inclusion…

SEND referrals

0-5 referral pathway Early Help Child development clinic Educational psychology (EP) Speech and language (SALT) Occupational therapy (OT) Autism and EY intervention team Hearing support Visual impairment Children physiotherapy Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

In this section you will find useful information and resources: Community Speech and Language Therapy Range of different resources and advice for supporting children with speech and language difficulties can be found here. I CAN – Speech and communication resources Black sheep resources Do2learnVariety of different free downloadable visuals can…

Starting a childcare provision

Overview Choosing a location Getting started Registering with Ofsted Other useful information Childcare sufficiency report

Support from your Health Visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After…

Supporting children to communicate

If you think your child needs some help with their speech, language and communication development, the Bi-borough Communication Hub is here to help. The hub offers free advice, resources and support to young people of all ages and their families in both Kensington and Chelsea…

Teaching and learning (EY in schools)

Below we have put together relevant information about Teaching and Learning: Development matters EYFS adopter documents Observation, assessment and planning Recovery curriculum Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Transitions in the Early Years (information for practitioners)

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in a child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips and guidance that can support you as an early years practitioner to make this…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

You can access the list of Kensington and Chelsea services on the link below: Kensington and Chelsea contact directory Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:      07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email: and Chelsea websiteWestminster website…

Virtual learning

How others are doing it Learning websites Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team


The Bi-borough is proud to deepen its commitment to ensuring 'Brilliant Beginnings' for all young children.  It is recognised in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021, that spoken language underpins all areas of learning as well as improving life chances for all children.   With this in…

Westminster Early Years clusters

Next Cluster Meeting dates: Monday 30th November 2020                 WCC North East Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm​ Tuesday 1st December 2020                   WCC North West Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm  

What is an EHCP? (Education, Health and Care Plan)

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which a collaborative working document between the family, health, education and social care professionals. The child will have SEND whether with a diagnosis or without. These maybe health or education related and…

Your directory listings

Registering and managing your listing Terms and conditions of use Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service team
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