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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…

Outreach

The Early Years team works with voluntary sector childcare partners to ensure we provide services for families and children in the community. We fund the following organisations who provide family support and drop in services in community venues. Because of early years funding these services are…

Parents-to-be and under 5s health

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help keep yourself healthy if you are trying to conceive, and during and after pregnancy. Also, it is also designed to offer you guidance and useful tips for looking after yours and your health…

Paying for childcare

Information on the benefits, schemes and allowances that may help towards your childcare costs. Also find: links to calculators to work out how much you may save and who to speak to for further help. Is your child 2, 3 or 4 years old?  All…

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

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (October 2022) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Post-16 educational and career options

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you'll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. You must then choose whether to: stay in full-time education - for example at school, sixth form college, further education college or University Technical College…

Primary Schools

Please find below the Kensington and Chelsea primary education guide: Kensington and Chelsea: your choice for primary education guide In addition, you can access a list of local schools in the link below: List of Primary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

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…

Register for a Children's Centre

If you live in Kensington and Chelsea and would like to register for a Children's Centre within the borough, please complete the following online membership form.

Registering a birth

Register a birth You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate. Every birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Register a birth in Kensington and Chelsea It's best to register the birth at the register office…

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 activities for under 5s to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

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…

Resources for Parents and Carers

In this page you parents and carers of young children can access useful resources providing tips and advice: Routines Teeth brushing Potty training Sleep routine Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will…

Resources for your child's learning at home

Please have a look at some useful downloable activity sheets  which you can do with your child using items found in the home. You can find more home learning tips and activities for under 5s on: Home learning tips for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers BBC Tiny Happy…

Safeguarding and social care referral information for professionals

Kensington Early Help Team (child/young person) If you are worried that a child or young person is at immediate risk, please contact the assessment and access team immediately at: Tel: 020 7361 3013  Out of Hours - Emergency Duty Team 5pm – 9am and weekends on …

Safeguarding children

The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for Hammersmith& Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility, and the LSCB website contains in depth information for: Children and young people Parents, carers and the public professionals and volunteers The LSCB site…

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…

SASH - Sexual Advice, Sexual Health

The Youth Hubs are working with SASH to deliver provision on sexual health and wellbeing. This includes: • Workshops on sexual health and wellbeing which can be tailored to meet hub requirements: Introductory sex education quiz STIs & condom demonstrations Contraception Boundaries and healthy relationships…

School SEN Policies and Information Reports

Schools (including mainstream schools, nurseries, and academy schools) must publish information on their websites about their arrangements for meeting the needs of pupils with SEN. This includes their SEN Policy and SEN Information Report. These should be freely available to download from their websites and must…
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