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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…

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Please find useful information and sources regarding 'Black Lives Matter': A parents' guide to 'Black Lives Matter' BLM: Useful resources Windrush Day

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME/BME)

This section is being developed to provide you with useful information and resources regarding equality, diversity and inclusion concerning Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME): 'Black Lives Matter' / BLM A parents' guide to 'Black Lives Matter' BLM: Useful resources Windrush Day

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…

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 at schools

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Kensington and Chelsea: local safeguarding children board/bullying Gov.uk/bullying at school Bullying.co.uk/what parents need to know about bullying at schools and academies Childline/types of bullying Anti bullying: guidance for schools

Bursaries, scholarships and awards

Students in higher education can apply for money directly from their university or college on top of any other student finance - you don’t have to pay this money back. Each university or college has their own rules about bursaries, scholarships and awards, eg: who…

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

Cache are leading qualifications in the education, health and care sector. Our range of qualifications can prove invaluable to people at all stages in their career, as well as those who are yet to embark on their employment journey. In fact they can fulfil aspirations…

Care leaving services for 18 to 25 year olds

A young person who has been looked after may be eligible for care leaving services when they reach the age of 18. If you are a care leaver, you may be eligible for services: from the ages of 18 to 21 from the ages of…

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…

Carers’ Rights Day – 26th November 2020

Carers’ Rights Day – 26th November 2020   Carers’ Rights Day 2020 will be held on Thursday 26th November. The aim of the day is to ensure that carers are aware of their rights, that carers know where they can go for support and to…

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 and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The CAMHS Team is our local NHS support service for children and young people. The service consists of a friendly and dedicated team of professionals from a range of professional backgrounds including doctors, psychologists, nurses and other experts who can assist with understanding and supporting…

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 
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