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Childminders registering with Ofsted

Registering with Ofsted Providing childcare services in England Briefing for those wishing to become childminders Register with Ofsted Should you have any queries, please contact: Glynis MatesBi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisor (Childminders)Mob: 07971 626075Email: gmates@westminster.gov.uk 

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Dental and oral health Nutrition and healthy eating Immunisations Healthwatch central west London

Children's and teen's mental health and wellbeing

Please find below information and guidance to support your child or young person's mental health and wellbeing: If you need urgent help Child and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) NHS: every mind matters Young minds Mind: information for children and young people Services in your…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Choosing School or type of education

There are several types of schools and formal education could also take place at your home. You you may decide what is the best educational option for your child depending on your particular preference or particular circumstances. Have a look at the options below if you are trying to…

Concerns about a school: Complaints

In this section it will be explained what to do if things are not going well at school and if you have concerns. This page is currently being developed and more information will be available very soon.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Updates and Resources

We have created this page on the Kensington & Chelsea Family Information Service to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will…

Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students

If you are aged 16 to 23 and show talent and a likelihood to succeed in the industry, you could get a Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) to help with fees and living costs at one of 17 private dance and drama schools. Apply direct…

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…

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

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…

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 Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-old pupils who meet the eligibility criteria. Hourly rate It is paid at 53p per hour.   Eligibility Three and four-year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives…

Educational and training opportunities for young people

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, you must then do one of the following until you are 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an…

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…
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