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Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Here are some key facts and items to consider when looking to use a childminder.

Home Learning Packs

See the link to useful resources below:

Housing Information and advice

Information and advice to help you find suitable accommodation, advice on keeping your home, and homelessness.

How to Apply for a Grant

To apply please complete the application form to the right and send it to us with the key documents listed below Key documents We require you to provide the following information in order to ensure the application meets the criteria and is not fraudulent: a witnessed copy of a passport or driving…

Hungry Little Minds Campaign

Children soak up every little bit of stimulation you can give them. It’s all the little things that make a big difference with the development of their speech and understanding of words. Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, and they are…

Inclusion

What is 'Inclusion' As a Bi-Borough we strive for all settings to positively welcome children with a range SEND and ensure they are fully included.  Children will have the same opportunities and experiences as their peers and be given the best possible start in their…

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

Information for childminders

The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service is committed to supporting childminding businesses.  Please find useful information and guidance in the sections below: COVID-19 / Coronavirus Childcare careers Safeguarding Concerns about a child SEND   Funding  Transitions Teaching and learning BLM/Diversity awareness Ofsted  Hungry little…

Information for professionals

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 Although visitors to this website can access any information they are interested in, this section has been created with…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Keeping your family safe

The Family and Parenting Institute have produced a booklet, that provides information and guidance on parental responsibility and the law. The NSPCC have produced additional literature about leaving your child home alone. NSPCC Home alone - your guide to leaving your child at home safe Please note…

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service offers specialist treatment and consultation aimed at improving the wellbeing of children under five years old. Many children will have difficulties including but not limited to sleeping, being over clingy, relationship difficulties, bed wetting or…

Kensington and Chelsea Early Years clusters

Next Cluster Meeting Wednesday 30th Sep 2020 RBKC North 10am – 11am RBKC South 2pm – 3pm Previous Cluster Meetings To view information from previous cluster meetings click the relevant link below: North GLD Cluster meeting 12th Feb 2020 South GLD Cluster meeting 3rd Mar…

Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

There are a six free public libraries based across Kensington and Chelsea offering a wide range of services, activities and events for people of all ages and different needs. Read this page for an introduction to some of the work they do for the local…

Knowledge hub information

Knowledge Hub information: All reports from Childcare Works events around Supply and Demand, Sufficiency and Working with Schools are now ready to access on the Childcare Works KHUB site at the following link: Childcare works in-depth events At the Schools In-Depths, several local authority colleagues kindly agreed to…

Leadership and Network forums

Below you will find presentations from previous forums: Leadership and network meeting 12.02.2020 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

Training offer available here:  https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/lscb/training-and-resources with courses such as: Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1) Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (level 3) Awareness of Harmful Practices Safer Recruitment Meet the LADO and many more, please see the link above. All of the LSCB courses are…

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…

Meet our team

BBCEES Strategic Lead BBCEES Funding Team BBCEES Advisory Team BBCEES Training Coordinator Family Information Service

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. Having children and raising a family can be expensive. There are a number of schemes to support families. The…

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…

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)…

North Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Update information 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…

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…
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