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Post-16 educational options

A list of colleges and educational options can be found in the following link: Click here to access a list of Post-16 Options

Post-16 educational 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 do one of the following until you’re 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an apprenticeship or…

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.

Providers' headcount portal

We are happy to inform all providers that the upgrade to our Early Years Provider Portal has been completed and the system is now live and available for use. Although there have been some changes to the look of the portal, none of the processes…

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 …

PVIs

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. In this platform, we aim to provide you with important updates and other useful information and guidance about specific topics in order…

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 SEND pen portrait NASEN Resources

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…

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

RoSPA’s aim is to stop lives being cut short by accidents that can be avoided. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the…

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 (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…

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…

School term and holiday dates

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates. The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below,…

Schools Q&As

On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding schools, from the different type of schools available, to school support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The content sections below contains questions have been submitted by local parents and answered…

Schools, education and learning

The education system in the UK is divided into five stages, the early years (which is non-compulsary for children from birth to 5 years old), primary education (5 to 11 years old), secondary education (11-16 years old which is the end of compulsory education), further education,…

Secondary Schools

Please access a 'Starting secondary schools hints and tips guide' in the link below: Kesington and Chelsea: applying for secondary schools guide Also, an additional list of local schools can be accessed through the link below:  List of Secondary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea
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