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Thinking of working in Early Years and childcare

Different roles in early education, childcare and playwork Early Years apprenticeships Opening an Early Years setting Becoming a childminder Becoming a nanny Starting an out of school club Starting a parent and toddler group Early Years and Childcare courses and qualifications Job vacancies Find out…

Training and employment

In this section you may find information and guidance about training and employment support and opportunities: Working in Early Years and Childcare Adult education and training Apprenticeships Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES) Job opportunities in Kensington and Chelsea Volunteering

Training and employment for young people

Sir Simon Milton Scholarships Free courses for jobs Training providers offering free places for level 3 qualifications Octavia Foundation internships and apprenticeships Prince's Trust City Lions - education training employment Useful organisations and links

Training for Professionals and Practitioners

This page aims to provide information about training opportunities for professionals and practitioners working with children and young people: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) offer: The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres,…

Transitions during the Early Years

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in your child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips that can help to make this new transition as smooth as possible for your…

Under 5s health

Your mental health Infant feeding Midwives and Health Visitors (0-5 year olds) Services at Children Centres and Family Hubs Vaccinations and immunisations Looking after a sick child Healthy eating Physical activity Keeping your baby safeand sleeping Babies with SEND

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:        07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:    [email protected]: Kensington and Chelsea FIS website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:  [email protected]:    Kensington…

Useful information and resources for professionals

Explore the sections below for information and resources that may be of interest: Better Health Start for Life: home learning environment toolkit When children are not attending school (guidance) Childcare Choices videos: case studies GDPR information Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) Managing your profile on the…

Virtual learning

How others are doing it Learning websites Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

We are upgrading our websites! We'd value your feedback

Dear Kensington and Chelsea Parents/Carers, Young People and Professionals, We are very excited to announce that our Family Information Service (FIS) and SEND Local Offer websites are currently being upgraded! As part of this process, we would like to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so…

WellComm

The Bi-borough is proud to deepen its commitment to ensuring 'Brilliant Beginnings' for all young children.  It is recognised in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021, that spoken language underpins all areas of learning as well as improving life chances for all children.   With this in…

Westway Trust Parents’ Fayre - Thursday 25 January

Come along to the Westway Trust Parents' Fayre on Thursday the 25th of January at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11 2AY. There will be stalls, talks and activities, offering parents information, support and advice. A free creche and translators available. There are two time slots available…

What is an EHCP? (Education, Health and Care Plan)

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which is a collaborative working document between the family, health, education and social care professionals. The child will have SEND whether with a diagnosis or without. These maybe health or education related…

What is the 'Early Help Service'?

Early Help in Kensington and Chelsea is a way of getting extra support when needed. Our integrated 0-19 (25 with SEND) service aims to help families when difficulties first begin so that we can support them with finding solutions quickly. Through our Family Hub Model,…

Worried about a child?

Worried about a child? If you are worried that a child or young person might need help or is being neglected or hurt, it is important that you share your worries. Many people are worried that contacting Family Services will mean that children are taken into care. In…

Young carers

Drawn by Kylie, age 7 Are you under 18 and looking after someone in your family who is ill or disabled? This may be a parent, a brother or sister or a grandparent. Maybe you help by staying at home a lot to be there…

Young parent

Please find below useful information and services that can offer support if you are a young parent: Parents to be and under 5s NHS: Teenage pregnancy support Future Men: Fatherhood Care to Learn

Young people's hub

Welcome to our Young People's hub! If you are a young person up to the age of 19 (or up to the age of 25 if you have additional needs) and would like to be up-to-date about matters that concern you, this is the place…

Young people's safety and social care

This section aims to provide advice and useful information to keep safe or if you think you might be at risk: Assessing your care needs Early Help Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) Detached and Outreach Team (DOT) Young carers support Leaving home Drugs and alcohol issues:…

Your directory listings

Registering and managing your listing Terms and conditions of use Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service team

Youth support and opportunities

Explore the following sections for information about support available for young people in Kensington and Chelsea: Not in education, employment or training (NEET) Detached and Outreach Team Youth hubs
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