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Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in a child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips and guidance that can support you as an early years practitioner to make this…

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…

Transitions in the Early Years toolkit

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in a child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips and guidance that can support you as an early years practitioner to make this…

Tri-Music Together training sessions

The Tri-borough Early Years Music Consortium (TBEYMC) is currently building on the success of phase 1 of the Tri-Music Together (TMT) workforce development project that took place 2016-2018. In phase 2 of the TMT project (2019-2021) we are continuing to offer a range of CPD…

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 funding forms and information

The following forms and documents have been created to support your childcare business. Parental declaration form Estimates Actuals Navigation tabs Estimated Hours Childcare mode Eligibility checker Data entry Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Funding Team

Useful information for families

In this section you will find useful information and contacts: Kensington and Chelsea Citizens Advice Foundation years: what to expect when Food banks

Useful organisations for young people

This page is being developed and more details will be available very soon.

Useful Resources and Links

Resources and useful links coming soon

Useful resources for families

There are lots of online resources, books and educational toys that assist in promoting diversity in children. Please find below a list of resources and useful information: Black, Asian and Ethnic minorities Blue Peter - How you can help stop racism BBC - How to talk to…

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…

Visual impairment support

In this section you will find useful information and referrals pathway: Referral pathway for visual impairment support 2019 Visual impairment support service offer 2019-2020

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 21st September 2020                 WCC South Cluster 3:30 – 4:30pm Wednesday 23rd September 2020           WCC North West Cluster 3:30 – 4:30pm Monday 28th September 2020           …

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 Early Help?

Early Help means acting to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problem…

What is Early Help? Information for families

Early Help means acting to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problem…

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…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

Wheelchair Service User Feedback Online Group

AJM Healthcare provide NHS wheelchair services for both Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea and are really keen to hear from service users about their experiences of wheelchair services. They run regular forums and their next one is scheduled for Wednesday 4th November at 11.30am and…

Windrush Day

HMT Windrush as it sailed into Tilbury DocksWindrush Day is on 22nd June and celebrates the arrival of HMT Windrush, which brought people from various Caribbean islands, who had been encouraged by the British government to live and work in the UK after the end…

Working in an Early Years Setting

Would you like to work with children aged from 0-5 years old? Do you like the idea of supporting children’s development and learning? Would you like to gain nationally recognised qualifications? Would you like to be part of a professional team with opportunities for training…
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