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Student Finance

Student Finance England is the name for the administration of higher education student loans, grants and Disabled Students Allowances. All enquiries should be made directly to Student Finance England. Tel: 0845 300 5090  For details of the arrangements, the online application facility and other finance…

Support for families (Early Help)

One-to-one family support (Early Help) Our Early Help services are continuing to provide support for families during this period, in a different way. If you are already receiving one-to-one support from our Early Help team, your practitioner will contact you weekly or fortnightly via telephone…

Support for parents of children with SEND

Parent Zone Parents from our parent groups across the Bi-borough have proposed a range of questions across education, health and social care that they would like to have answered. In our new Parent Zone, we publish these questions alongside answers from staff at the Local…

Support from your health visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. You will be contacted by your Health Visitor by phone or video call when your baby is 10-14 days old and 6-8 weeks to help you,…

Support from your midwife

Hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and this will impact the way you receive your maternity care. Please see the Mum & Baby app for more information about local pregnancy and maternity services.  You can also find important information for pregnant women and their families on the…

Targeted Prevention Team (TPT)

Welcome to Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) page.   Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) are a team of experienced and dedicated Careers, Education, Employment and Training Workers.  The team are the specialised and dedicated NEET Team within Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).  Offering mentoring and…

Tax free childcare

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a scheme  launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. Visit the government's Childcare Choices page for more information by clicking the link to…

Total Family Coaching

Total Family Coaching  The current COVID-19 crisis is creating unique challenges for parents, families and women survivors of domestic abuse. We continue to run all our support services virtually.  Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 a clock:  THE FREEDOM- for women survivors of Domestic Abuse- a 10…

Traineeships

Please find below information about traineeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: What is a traineeship GOV.UK: Find a traineeship Careers helpline for teenagers National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) careers portal Should you have…

Training and employment

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources Please click here to access the 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…

Training for early years practitioners

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below. Please contact the Early Education and Childcare Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners. BBEECS offer EY partners offer Knowledge hub Physical development training Should you…

Training for professionals

Please find in the sections below information about training opportunities for professionals:

Transitions during the Early Years

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in your child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips that can help to make this new transition as smooth as possible for your…

Under 5s Activities 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…

University and college hardship funds

You could get extra money from your university or college if you’re experiencing financial hardship. You may be, for example: a student with children, especially single parents a mature student with existing financial commitments from a low-income family disabled a student that was previously in…

Useful organisations and links:

Useful websites and links: National online careers service: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk – Research up to 800 jobs; search for courses in your local area or online.  Telephone number: 0800 100 900 (fees apply).  www.icould.com – Explore sector information, complete a careers quiz and more! https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/getting-a-job/your-careerand-covid-19 https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ -…

Virtual one-to-one advice and guidance

We will try and maintain regular contact with all of our families who attend by email, telephone or text and continue to offer virtual one-to-one support and identify anything you may need in the coming months.  If you need to speak to one of our…

Visiting Family Hubs and Children's Centres

Our Family Hub buildings remain open and we are providing support to families in a range of safe ways. If you need to speak to one of our practitioners please telephone: 020 7598 4601 or email: childrenCentresNorth@rbkc.gov.uk (north of the borough) or ChildrenCentresSouth@rbkc.gov.uk (south of the borough) with your contact details to request…

Volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to learn new skills or meet new people. Please find below some opportunities available locally: Do it: Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea

Washable nappy Zoom online demos / Free reusable nappy vouchers

Please find further details and register for this event: Washable nappy Zoom online demos

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 are children's centres and family hubs?

Children’s centres and Family hubs are there to support mum, dad and their children including grandparents and carers caring for children, with friendly, experienced and qualified staff on hand to assist you with making choices and using services. These are great places for families and…

What is a Family Hub?

Family Hubs In RBKC a Family Hub is not about trying to locate as many different services into one building, but it is a way to bring different types of support together for families to help resolve their issues. To ensure that that support is…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…
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