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15 hours early education entitlement for 2 year olds

Eligible 2-year-olds are eligible for up to 15 hours of free early education per week for 38 weeks. This is paid directly to settings at a rate of £6.58 per hour.        For further information, please download the EY funding leaflet; or contact us…

15 hours free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a minimum of three days per week (this…

15 hours free early learning for 2-year-olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your two year old have additional needs, or have they left care? You may be entitled to claim free childcare up to a maximum of 15 hours during term time, or 11…

15 hours free education entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds

All families of 3 & 4-year olds can claim free early education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks. This is paid directly to settings at a rate of ££6.85 per hour.  Working families may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours per week of funded…

30 Hours Free Childcare Campaign

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families.  Hear more from families who have benefited from 30 hours here: Family Case Studies Want to find out…

30 hours free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.  Further information can be found here Children in some families will now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of…

30 hours free education for 3 & 4 year olds (extended entitlement)

All families of 3 & 4-year olds can claim free early education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks. This is paid directly to settings at a rate of £6.85 per hour.  Working families may also be eligible for an additional 15…

Activities and Resources to support your child learning at home

Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will add to each week with interesting things you can do with your child using items found in the home. Home learning tips for babies, toddlers…

All Council reception areas closed

All Council reception areas closed As a result of the latest Government advice, all Kensington and Chelsea Council reception areas across the borough have been closed with immediate effect. This includes the Customer Service Centre at Kensington Town Hall, which will remain shut until further…

August

Please click on the links below to access the latest updates: Mon 10th Aug Mon 17th Aug Fri 28th Aug (Coronavirus and NDNA updates)

Autism and EY intervention team

The Specialist Service comprises of the Outreach and Training Service - Westminster Special Schools (Westminster) and the Autism and Early Years Intervention Team (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea). They support children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC) and deliver advice and…

Autism spectrum condition

In this section you will find useful information and resources: National Autistic Society (NAS) information and guidance can be found here. Autism Education Trust (AET) information and guidance can be found here.

Babysitters

A babysitter is someone who temporarily cares for children on behalf of their parents or guardians. Babysitters are generally responsible for planning activities (games, sports, art) or supervising play dates. However, some babysitters will have other responsibilities such as cooking, feeding, transportation and helping with…

BBCEES Advisory Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools to develop high quality, inclusive early education and childcare places for children in RBKC and WCC. The team aim is…

BBCEES continous professional development (CPD) for EY practitioners

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. The programme is informed by recommendations from Ofsted inspections, feedback from…

BBCEES Funding Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Childcare Funding Team support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools Meet the Team: Prosscovia ApireBi-borough Early Years Funding ManagerMob: 07739 316190Email: Prosscovia.Apire@rbkc.gov.uk Debbie Cole Bi-borough Early Years Funding Officer (Kensington and Chelsea) Mob: 07739…

BBCEES Strategic Lead

Bi-borough Strategic Lead - Childcare and Early Education Service  I am the designated Bi-Borough Lead Officer for Early Education and Childcare matters and I provide strategic leadership in this area. I work in close partnership with internal and external partners and agencies to ensure a…

BBCEES Training Coordinator

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service Training Coordinator I am the Training Coordinator for the Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service.  I coordinate the Continuous Professional Development programme which is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including Childminders), children’s centres, schools…

Becoming a Childminder

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in…

Becoming a Nanny

Step 1: Before applying to Ofsted for registration three certificates, need to be at hand which Ofsted will require proof of the following:  A paediatric first aid training certificate A certificate in ‘Childcare Introductory course or a common core case A DBS check through the…

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

                                          Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives to improve…

Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support

The Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools to develop high quality, inclusive early education and childcare places for children in RBKC and WCC. The team aim is…

Bi-borough Early Years hub

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your business. Our aim is to…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

Breakfast and after school clubs

Note: Please note that breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at all at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the school or provider directly for more information. Breakfast clubs These provide…
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