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Development matters

In this section, you can find relevant information related to child development: Should you have any funding queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

DfE documents

Please click on the links below to access relevant information: Should you have any funding queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   Why do we have a register and what is it…

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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is committed to the highest standard of quality information and every attempt has been made to present up to date and accurate information. However, the RBKC council gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information on this web site…

Discretionary Support Fund

Discretionary Support Funds are available in colleges and school sixth forms to help with learning costs. The funds are prioritised for those who face financial hardship and can be used to help with additional costs, such as: financial hardship and emergencies childcare costs (for Ofsted…

Documents and links for EY professionals

In this section you will find helpful documents and links to external websites: General information for Early Years practitioners: Childcare Choices information: Top things providers need to know about tax-free childcare; Visual map of the customer journey through their childcare account; Parent tips for using…

Download the FIS Directory app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Family Information Service easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Early Help and Parenting support

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. 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…

Early learning goals

Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage The early learning goals The prime areas: Communication and language  Listening and attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant…

Early years clusters

To support the drive to improve the outcomes for all children across the bi-borough we have developed Early Years cluster groups to respond to the needs and challenges within targeted localities of the Bi-borough.  There are three clusters in Westminster and a north and south…

Early Years Consultancy Service

The Early Years Consultancy Service is made up to early years advisory teachers and early years development officers. The team provides specialist support to all our childcare providers (including children’s centres) within the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The Early Years consultants provide support based on a…

Early years funding for children with SEND

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

Early Years Premium (EYPP)

The EYPP helps early years settings improve education for disadvantaged 3-4-year olds who meet eligibility criteria. It is paid at 53p per hour.  Note: Children claiming the 30 hours offer are not eligible.  

Early Years weekly updates

Please click on the links below to access the latest updates: Mon 24th Aug Tue 1st Sep Mon 7th Sep Mon 14th Sep Mon 21st Sep Mon 28th Sep Mon 5th Oct Mon 12th Oct Mon 19th October

Educational Psychology (EP) referrals

  What is an Educational Psychologist (EP)?Educational and Child Psychologists have expertise in education, learning, child development and the application of psychology to improve the learning and well-being/mental health of children and young people up to the age of 25 years. They apply the highest-quality…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA)

What is an EHCNA? (Education, Health and Care needs assessment) This is the initial document submitted in the process which is then reviewed by the Early Years panel who look at the evidence to decide whether they agree to assess for the Education Health Care…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA) explained

Who needs an assessment of SEN A child may need an Education, Health and Care needs assessment if the extra support they are receiving is not helping or they have severe or complex needs. If the assessment is agreed, your child will be issued with an…

EHC plan

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which a collaborative working document between the family, health, education and social care professionals. The child will have SEND whether with a diagnosis or without. These maybe health or education related and…

Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

EY entitlement: funding for providers

In this section, you can explore the different sources of funding available to early years providers. Please find specific information about the different sources of funding available in the sections listed below:  Early Years funding policy – COVID-19 Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) 15 hrs…

EYFS profile

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook EYFS early adopter development matters EY reform change map EYFS statuatory framework 2017 Should you have any queries, please contact…

Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES)

The Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES) offers professional and friendly one-to-one support to help you into work, training or education. Our FACES coaches can also work with you to tackle any other difficulties in your life – from housing problems to debt or childcare…

Family hubs & Children's centres

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…

Family Information Service

An important part of the RBKC Early Help Offer includes providing families with the information advice and guidance they need to be able to help themselves, with minimum involvement from services. Information on local and national support services can be found within the related links…
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