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Breakfast, after school and holiday clubs and playschemes autumn 2020

Please find further details in the following link: Breakfast, after school and holiday clubs autumn 2020

Broad areas of need

SEND CoP Chapter 6 - 'The 4 Broad areas of need': Communication and interaction 6.28 Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding…

Bullying in schools

In this section it will be explained what to do if your child or young person is experiencing bullying at school. This page is currently being developed and more information will be available very soon.

Business skills

A range of courses are available on topics such as employment law, sources of funding and marketing. We help small business to Start-Up, Survive, and Grow. We are a friendly group of people, committed to helping you enter and thrive in the Business World. Where…

CACHE qualifications

Have you thought about what you will be doing in September?Are you looking for a new challenge in Early Years or Supporting Teaching and Learning or extending your knowledge and improving your practice?Working qualifications have changed over the past few years, CACHE no longer take…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme will pay for childcare costs and related travel costs (up to £175 per week for young people living in London) for parents who are under 20 years of age and who are in education or training. You can claim Care…

Change4Life’s Smart Swap campaign

The campaign encourages families to cut back on sugar by making a few simple swaps to their everyday food and drinks.   Children in England are having around 2,800 sugar cubes more than they should each year, more than double the maximum recommended amount. Too much…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is one of the services provided to support families if and when they face difficult times with their children. Growing up is not always easy, and emotional ups and downs will be part of life for many…

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Training

Sustainable Training Programme Kensington and Chelsea It has been recognised that the those who work with children and young people, parents and young people themselves need to have easy access to a menu of child and adolescent mental health training published online. This programme has…

Child development clinic

Woodfield child development service (St Mary's Hospital) 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.  The main…

Childcare choices information

Click to view '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 the 30 hours provision

Childcare information and early years

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

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

Childminders - Safeguarding

‘Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.’ (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018) Early Help Safeguarding flowchart Toolkit Referrals Safeguarding documents Safeguarding training

Childminders - safeguarding referrals

Safeguarding referrals pathway Please access here the childminders' safeguarding referral flowchart Useful contacts Please use the following contact details to seek advice or to refer your concern regarding a child in your care: For safeguarding advice or referrals please contact the Local Authority where the…

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 

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

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…

Closure of Kensington & Chelsea Children’s Centres

Following the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday evening and based on advice from public health, in order to reduce the escalation of Covid-19, we have taken the decision to close all of our children’s centres with effect from tomorrow: Wednesday 18th March 2020 We understand that…

Compliance / Reporting changes

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. Non compliance action by Ofsted…

Compliance / Reporting changes to Ofsted

Compliance / reporting changes DBS checks for childminders Report new adults in the home People connected with Ofsted-registered childcare New education inspection framework presentation EY compliance handbook Early years inspection handbook Should you have any queries, please contact: Glynis MatesBi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisor (Childminders)Mob:…

Concerns about a child

As an Early Years practitioner, you may ocassionally become concerned about a child in your care; or a parent/carer may express concerns about their child to you.  What to do if you are concerned about a child Some children will need additional support during their education…

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

Please click on the links below to access the latest updates: August September October
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