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Mainstream Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. The most common ones are: Community schools, which are sometimes called…

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Midwifery

Early Years Midwives and maternity assistants offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. Parents can access antenatal clinics they may be referred by their GP, Hospital or can self…

Money matters

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…

Music therapy

Chelsea and Westminster has one of the longest histories for the provision of paediatric music therapy in the National Health Service (NHS). Music therapists work with children who have a wide variety of communication, social, developmental and emotional needs. Music therapy is a research active…

NDNA updates

Please click on the links below to access the latest updates: Fri 21st Aug Fri 11th Sep Fri 28th Sep

Need help to buy food and essential items due to COVID-19?

Food You can contact the Early Help team for a foodbank voucher or get in touch with one of our local food banks or kitchens. New Shopping service for those who are vulnerable or self-isolating with no support network.  Support with food and other essentials Family Friends' Free Shop…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

Tommy's have launched a digital version of the NICE-approved Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan. The new digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)…

New!! Family Information Service Newsletter

The Family Information Service has created a newsletter to provide news and updates about what is available for families in Westminster. Download a copy today and let us know what you think! If you would like to provide feedback on our service please complete our survey…

North Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Our centres are warm and friendly places and welcome all resident families with a child  under five. Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Holmfield House Children’s Centre is also open once a month on a Saturday. At each of our centres…

Nutrition and healthy eating

Healthy Start Healthy start is a national programme which provide weekly free vouchers for low income families with children under four, to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You may be…

Observation, assessment and planning

Please have a look at the following powerpoint presentation and specific sections underneath in regards to observations, assessments and planning in the Early Years. We do hope you will find it useful.  This is an embedded <a href="https://office.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://office.com">Microsoft Office</a> presentation, powered by <a…

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

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…

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
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