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Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

Information for childminders

The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service is committed to supporting childminding businesses.  Please find useful information and guidance in the sections below: COVID-19 / Coronavirus Childcare careers Safeguarding Concerns about a child SEND   Funding  Transitions Teaching and learning BLM/Diversity awareness Ofsted  Hungry little…

Information for professionals

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Family Information Service (FIS) 'Information for professionals' page. In this platform, we hope you will be able to find updates and useful information about specific topics which are relevant to you. Please have a look at the different sections below: …

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Keeping your family safe

The Family and Parenting Institute have produced a booklet, that provides information and guidance on parental responsibility and the law. The NSPCC have produced additional literature about leaving your child home alone. NSPCC Home alone - your guide to leaving your child at home safe Please note…

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service offers specialist treatment and consultation aimed at improving the wellbeing of children under five years old. Many children will have difficulties including but not limited to sleeping, being over clingy, relationship difficulties, bed wetting or…

Kensington and Chelsea Early Years clusters

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

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: November edition October 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: November 2020 edition October 2020 edition 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…

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…

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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…

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 Newsletter

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

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…
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