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Occupational therapy

Paediatric occupational therapists assess and treat children who have difficulties that affect their ability to do every day physical activities. In a nursery or pre-school, an occupational therapist looks particularly at a child’s general development. This can be monitored through play and self-care activities such…

Occupational therapy referrals

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on local offer (Kensington and Chelsea / Westminster)  for more information and details of how to contact the service.  Working in…

October

Please click on the links below to access the latest updates: Thu 1st Oct Mon 5th Oct Tue 6th Oct Wed 7th Oct Thu 8th Oct Fri 9th Oct Mon 12th Oct

Ofsted

Below you will find relevant information about Ofsted Pre-Ofsted visit tutorial Should you have any funding queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Ofsted documents and links

This section has been created to provide information and guidance relating to Ofsted: Registering with Ofsted Early years inspection handbook Interim visits Ofsted's visits autumn 2020 Education plans from Sep 2020 Compliance/Reporting changes Qualifications/Ratios Ofsted contact details Tel: 0300 123 1231 ¦ E-mail ¦ Website  Should you have…

Ofsted information for childminders

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This organisation inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.Ofsted is a non-ministerial department. Pre-Ofsted visit tutorial  Registering with…

Ofsted information for practitioners

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This organisation inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.Ofsted is a non-ministerial department. Preparing for Ofsted visit New…

Ofsted visits

Interim visits registered early years providers Ofsted's visits autumn 2020 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Online safety

New technologies can mean new opportunities for children or young people to come to harm; on the internet or as victims of cyber-bullying. There are lots of websites that offer advice and information about staying stay online, for children, young people and adults: Access the 'National Society…

Organisations and services providing family support

Family Lives Family Friends Action West London West London Action for Children Total Family Coaching Citizens Advice Family Rights Group People First The A Project The Kensington and Chelsea Fundation Other services providing assistance and support can be found in the following link to our…

Other news and updates

Please find below other news and updates relevant to the early years:  Nursery/Childcare vacancies: Park Walk Primary School Nursery Other news: Shortbreaks occupational therapy Q&A session for parents/carers 14.Oct.20 The Washable Nappy Company / Free nappy demos

Outreach

The Early Years team works with voluntary sector childcare partners to ensure we provide services for families and children in the community. We fund the following organisations who provide family support and drop in services in community venues. Because of early years funding these services are…

Parents-to-be and under 5s health

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help keep yourself healthy if you are trying to conceive, and during and after pregnancy. Also, it is also designed to offer you guidance and useful tips for looking after yours and your health…

Partners offer training for EY practitioners

Business skills   Early Years SEND Local Offer Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service   First Aid Courses   Food Safety & Health and Safety Courses   Healthy Early Years London Local Safeguarding Children Board Prevent…

PHE physical development

This is a FREE course To register and find out more, visit: Future Learn     What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to... Identify the importance of movement skills to the overall health, wellbeing and development of young…

Policy

Please click on the links below to access the relevant policy: EYFS policy for reception classes and school Exemplar EY handbook for reception and schools Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (Aug 2020) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Post 16 educational options

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

Primary Schools

Please find below the Kensington and Chelsea primary education guide: Kensington and Chelsea: your choice for primary education guide In addition, you can access a list of local schools in the link below: List of Primary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found on the link below, including Childminders, Nurseries and Schools: Click here

Providers offering funded places

You are able to view the list of settings in the borough who are registered to offer the Minimum Entitlement Funding. School based Children's Centre's (who also offer places in their day care provision) Golborne Children's Centre 2a Bevington Road, London W10 5TN Early Years…

Providers' headcount portal

We are happy to inform all providers that the upgrade to our Early Years Provider Portal has been completed and the system is now live and available for use. Although there have been some changes to the look of the portal, none of the processes…

PVI forums

Below you will find presentations from previous PVI forums: PVI forum 03.07.2020  PVI Forum 11.09.2020 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Qualifications / Ratios

Qualifications pre-Sep 2014 Staff:child ratios/Approved qualifications EY qualifications finder English and maths requirements Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team
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