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Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) courses

The Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Service is available to preschool children (0 - 5 years: end of reception class), who have speech, language and communication needs.  Our Speech and Language Therapy service mostly takes place in clinics, children’s centres, nurseries and nursery classes…

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) resources

In this section you will find useful information and resources: I CAN – Speech and communication resources Black sheep resources Do2learn Variety of different free downloadable visuals can be found here. Widgit Supporting communication and reading for young learners. Downloadable software that supports symbol labelling, visual timetables and educational materials…

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 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 attending antenatal classes and being seen at home by midwives, parents will receive information and support for their new…

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…

Supporting children to communicate

In the following links you can access guidance and referral information for supporting children to communicate: Library rhymetimes linked to speech, language and communication outcomes Bi-borough Communication Hub

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

Training for Professionals and Practitioners

This page aims to provide information about training opportunities for professionals and practitioners working with children and young people: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) offer: The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres,…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:        07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email: Kensington and Chelsea FIS website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:    Kensington…

Useful information for EY practitioners

In the sections below, you will be able to find additional information that we hope you will find useful: Better Health Start for Life: home learning environment toolkit GDPR information Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) Managing your profile on the FIS site FIS newsletters

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…

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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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