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Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

There are a six free public libraries based across Kensington and Chelsea offering a wide range of services, activities and events for people of all ages and different needs. Read this page for an introduction to some of the work they do for the local…

Kensington and Chelsea libraries newsletters

Please find below the links to the latest K&C libraries newsletters: December 2020 edition November 2020 edition October 2020 edition Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Kensington and Chelsea libraries newsletters

Please find below the links to the latest K&C libraries newsletters: 2021 March February January 2020 December November October Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Kensington and Chelsea local benefits

Please find below information about local benefits and financial help available to Kensington and Chelsea residents: Covid 19: Benefits service RBKC discretionary housing payments Local support payments RBKC benefit calculator Apply for benefits View my benefits information

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…

Latimer Community Art Therapy - Kids and Youth clubs for Feb half term

Latimer Community Art Therapy (LCAT) provides a clinical Art Psychotherapy service for children, adolescents and adults in the community and schools in RBKC and other neighbouring boroughs following the tragedy at Grenfell. This also includes clinical supervision to art therapists, community art groups or other…

Learner Support: financial help for over 19s

If you’re aged 19 or over, on a further education course and facing financial hardship, you could get Learner Support. You apply to your learning provider (for example your college) for Learner Support. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money can help…

Leisure: What's on for young people

In this section, we aim to provide you with useful information about organisations and leisure opportunities in the borough which we hope you will find of interest. Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: Our city Sports Youth clubs

Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Are you a Parent or a Guardian? Protecting children is your responsibility too. The safety and welfare of children - or child protection - is everyone's business. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, child minder, teacher or doctor - or working for any…

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

Training offer available here:  https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/lscb/training-and-resources with courses such as: Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1) Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (level 3) Awareness of Harmful Practices Safer Recruitment Meet the LADO and many more, please see the link above. All of the LSCB courses are…

Mainstream Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. The most common ones are: Community schools, which are sometimes called…

Maintained nurseries

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your business. Our aim is to…

Meet our team

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Midwifery

Early Years Midwives and maternity assistants offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. Parents can access antenatal clinics they may be referred by their GP, Hospital or can self…

Money matters

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Please click here to access the Updates and Resources page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by completing…

Music therapy

Chelsea and Westminster has one of the longest histories for the provision of paediatric music therapy in the National Health Service (NHS). Music therapists work with children who have a wide variety of communication, social, developmental and emotional needs. Music therapy is a research active…

National guidance

If your child is unwell for a non-related coronavirus issue, remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. For the latest advice on Coronavirus and how parents and carers can support their children during this period,…

Need help to buy food and essential items due to COVID-19?

Food and other essentials You can contact the Early Help team (contact details below) for a foodbank voucher or get in touch with one of our local food banks or kitchens. Tel: 020 7598 4608 or 020 7361 4129  Email: EarlyHelp@rbkc.gov.uk Family Friends' Free Shop & Drop…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

Tommy's is a digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The resource: Your Baby’s Mum: A wellbeing plan for pregnancy and post-birth offers…

New! Family Information Service Newsletters

The Family Information Service has created a newsletters section to provide news and updates about what is available for families in Kensington and Chelsea. Download a copy today and let us know what you think! If you would like to provide feedback on our service…

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

Update on NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2-3 year olds It’s more important than ever for those who need it to get their flu vaccination, to help protect us all from the threat of flu and COVID-19 this winter. All children aged 2 and 3…

Non-violent Resistance (NVR)

NVR stands for Non-Violent Resistance, it’s an approach with its roots in the civil rights movement which has been developed to address children’s violent or self-destructive behaviours. This approch has gained in recognition and popularity due to the realization by many parents and professionals that,…

North Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Our centres are warm and friendly places and welcome all resident families with a child  under five. Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Holmfield House Children’s Centre is also open once a month on a Saturday. At each of our centres…

Nourish & Thrive Westminster: A free 8-week online cookery course

Groundwork London are offering a free 8-week online cookery courses via Zoom to learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals using kitchen cupboard ingredients. The first of these courses will start on Mon 16th November and run to January 25th 2021 from 11:00am - 12:30pm.   The first 20…

Nutrition and healthy eating

Healthy Start Healthy start is a national programme which provide weekly free vouchers for low income families with children under four, to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You may be…
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