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Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

EY entitlement: funding for providers

In this section, you can explore the different sources of funding available to early years providers. Please find specific information about the different sources of funding available in the sections listed below:  Early Years funding policy – COVID-19 Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) 15 hrs…

EYFS profile

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook EYFS early adopter development matters EY reform change map EYFS statuatory framework 2017 Should you have any queries, please contact…

Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES)

The Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES) offers professional and friendly one-to-one support to help you into work, training or education. Our FACES coaches can also work with you to tackle any other difficulties in your life – from housing problems to debt or childcare…

Family hubs & Children's centres

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources 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 people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by…

Family Information Service

An important part of the RBKC Early Help Offer includes providing families with the information advice and guidance they need to be able to help themselves, with minimum involvement from services. Information on local and national support services can be found within the related links…

Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service for Kensington and Chelsea, and for Westminster is a free, confidential and impartial information, advice and signposting for families with children aged up to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) and for the professionals working with them. …

Family Information Service website updates: COVID-19

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…

Family Support

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…

Family support

If you need support or advice in finding the right services for your family, you may be referred to the Early Help Family Support Team. The Early Help Family Support Team workers are trained practitioners with skills in parenting training, sleep counselling, breastfeeding support, weaning, and…

Federation of Westminster special school training and outreach service

Offers an excellent range of continued professional development for educational settings, parents and a wide range of partner services. This includes seminars delivered by our advisory teachers and therapists as well as some of the most experienced researchers and practitioners in the world of SEND.…

Fire safety

Access the London Fire Brigade (LFB) website for more information about Fire safety at home. The LFB Schools Team provides fire safety education to children in primary schools within Greater London. You can contact them: By telephone: 020 7960 3629; or by email: info@london-fire.gov.uk

First Aid courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:…

FIS Newsletter

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2020 edition

Food Banks

Food banks and community kitchens currently open in Kensington and Chelsea as of 08 October 2020. You can contact the Early Help team for a foodbank voucher or get in touch with the local food bank at: Foodbanks north of the borough Foodbanks south of…

Food safety & Health and safety courses

The Bi-Borough can help you and your business with a range of regulated qualification courses, ranging from Level 1 to Level 4 Awards where available. We also run a two hour food hygiene refresher and/or awareness talk to groups. These are run as open courses…

Forums for early years practitioners

PVI forums Leadership and Network forums SEND forums Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Free school meals

Your child may qualify for free school meals if you or their other parent are receiving Income Support, income-based Job Seekers Allowance from the Department of Social Security (DSS) or support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Under the current criteria, children…

Free School Meals during October Half Term

Kensington and Chelsea Council will pay for free school meals for eligible pupils in the borough during next week’s half-term. Almost 3,300 youngsters will receive £15 vouchers from their schools to cover the cost of meals during the holiday. This is equal to the value…

Funding

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…

Funding term dates

Funding is administered on a termly basis and is set out in the table below: Term Period Maximum number of weeks in term       Maximum number of hours per week Autumn Term 2020                       …

GDPR

GDPR - what is it and how it affects you as a childminder  PACEY have put together Information and video about GDPR and how this affect’s childminders Further information about GDPR can be found here: Currently the fee is £40.00 per year for childminders reduced to £35.00 if paid…

GDPR information

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing for GDPR GDPR guide Data Protection fee Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Glossary of terms

More information coming to this section soon.  

Glossary of terms

Key words explained Somtimes it can be tricky to keep track of all the complex words and abbreviations used when talking about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To make it a bit easier, we have produced our a glossary of key words explained which…
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