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Involving an Educational Psychologist (EP)

What is an Educational Psychologist (EP)? Educational and Child Psychologists have expertise in education, learning, child development and the application of psychology to improve the learning and well-being/mental health of children and young people from birth up to the age of 25 years. They apply…

Keeping children safe at home (RoSPA)

The following guide by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), provides useful tips and advice on how to keep children safe at home.  You can also access this guide in Dari and in Pashto.  Keeping children safe at home guide

Kensington and Chelsea Early Years clusters

Find details of previous and forthcoming cluster meetings below. Previous Cluster Meetings Next Cluster Meeting

Knowledge hub information

Knowledge Hub information: All reports from Childcare Works events around Supply and Demand, Sufficiency and Working with Schools are now ready to access on the Childcare Works KHUB site at the following link: Childcare works in-depth events At the Schools In-Depths, several local authority colleagues kindly agreed to…

Leadership and management

In this section, you will be able to access useful information and guidance related to leadership and management: EIF development plan

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

In order to manage allegations against professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). The LADO works within Children’s Services and should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has: behaved in…

Maintained nurseries

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years Professionals in Kensington and Chelsea. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful. Please feel free to explore…

New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021)

Dear Early Years Provider, From September 2021, all early years providers must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework.  The key aims of the reforms are to:  improve child outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy, especially for disadvantaged children;…

News and updates for early years practitioners

Please find below the links to the latest updates: WEEKLY UPDATES 07.02.22

Observation, assessment and planning

Please have a look at the following powerpoint presentation and specific sections underneath in regards to observations, assessments and planning in the Early Years. We do hope you will find it useful.  This is an embedded <a href="https://office.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://office.com">Microsoft Office</a> presentation, powered by <a…

Ofsted information for childminders

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This organisation inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.Ofsted is a non-ministerial department. Pre-Ofsted visit tutorial  Registering with…

Our vision for Early Years in the Bi-Borough

ALL children and families receive a positive welcome Parents have choice as to which setting they attend We can meet the needs of all children There is robust tracking and assessment in place in settings Staff in settings are well trained and confident supporting children with SEND…

PHE physical development

This is a FREE course To register and find out more, visit: Future Learn     What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to... Identify the importance of movement skills to the overall health, wellbeing and development of young…

Policies (EY in schools)

Please click on the links below to access the relevant policy: EYFS policy for reception classes and school Exemplar EY handbook for reception and schools Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

PVI forums

Below you will find presentations from previous PVI forums: 2022 PVI Forum 10.03.22 2021 PVI Forum 02.12.21 PVI Forum 21.10.21 PVI Forum 15.10.21 PVI Forum 30.09.21 PVI Forum 02.07.21 PVI Forum 11.06.21 PVI Forum 23.04.21 PVI Forum 12.02.21 PVI Forum 15.01.21 2020 PVI forum 03.07.2020 …

PVI settings

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years Professionals in the PVI sector in Kensington and Chelsea. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful. Please…

Registering with Ofsted

Providing childcare services in England Registering with Ofsted Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Resources and guidance for practitioners

Range of different resources and advice for professionals can be found here. Community occupational therapy resources Speech and language therapy advice Sensory processing difficulties Autism spectrum condition Hearing impairment/Deafness Down's syndrome Additional support for professionals (IPSEA) SEND pen portrait NASEN Resources Kensington and Chelsea IASS…

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…

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

This section aims to provide useful information and guidance about SEND matters for professionals in the Early Years sector: Concerns about a child: what to do SEND toolkit Identifying children with SEND: information and guidance Guide for Childminders EY SEND audit The four-part 'graduated approach'…
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