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15 hours early education entitlement for 2 year olds

2 Year Targeted Funding This scheme in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is called Busy 2s.  To see eligibility criteria and to make an online application, families should visit this link: RBKC Free Early Education for 2 year olds Applications can be submitted…

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

3-4 Year Universal Funding In England, Ofsted-registered early years providers can offer free early years education and childcare for children aged 3-4 All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up…

16 to 19 education: financial support for students (guide for institutions)

Advice for institutions on the financial support young people may be able to access to help them participate in education and training. Please access the GOV.UK site for further information: 16 to 19 education: financial support for students (guide for institutions)

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)

30 Hours Funding (also known as - additional 15 Hours for 3-4 year olds) Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week.  This funding will only be made available to families where…

Action for Change

Who we are Action for Change is a service for birth parents who have had their children removed permanently from their care. The service aims to prevent recurrent care proceedings by helping birth parents to have a better understanding of the reasons for the previous…

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…

Adult education and training

In this section you can explore adult learning opportunities: Skills for Life: free courses Adult learning services Adult learning and employment E-learning training courses Environmental health courses Highfield e-learning Open Age: adult learning Nova: new opportunities Free learning courses Should you have any queries, please…

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…

Anti-racism and diversity awareness resources

Diversity Matters  Diversity means understanding and accepting that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Below you can find…

Anti-racism information and resources

This section is being developed to provide you with useful information and resources regarding equality, diversity and inclusion: View CBeebies Everyone's welcome clip Blue Peter - How you can help stop racism BBC - How to talk to your children about Black Lives Matter CBeebies – Anti-racism videos…

Applying for a school place: Admissions

Applying for a primary school place for Sep 2021 start If your child is born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply for a primary school place for reception class 2021. The closing date for application was 15 January…

Apprenticeships

Please find below information about apprenticeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): A guide to apprenticeships The A-Z of apprenticeships GOV.UK: Become an apprentice Apprenticeships: 14 to 19-years-olds National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Apprenticeships Programme…

Babies and children's healthy eating

Please find below information and tips on how to set healthy eating habits from the early years: Weaning to solids Understanding food groups Managing overweight Healthy weight: advice for parents Healthy recipes: guide for parents

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…

BBEECS 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…

BBEECS continuous 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…

BBEECS 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…

BBEECS online training practitioners

Please find below online training sessions to support your practice. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions: Ofsted information for practitioners SENIF online training

BBEECS Training Coordinator

Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service Training Coordinator I am the Training Coordinator for the Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare 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…

Bereavement support

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time and the unexpected loss of a loved one due to coronavirus can be particularly distressing. Please visit the Council’s website for information, guidance and advice on deaths, funerals and bereavement. The Council have also created leaflets for families,…
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