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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.…

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:…

Food Banks

You can contact the Early Help team for a foodbank voucher or get in touch with the local food bank at: Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, W11 4AH Tuesday 11am—1pm and Friday 1pm—3pm Dalgarno Trust,1 Webb Close, Dalgarno Way, W10 5QB Thursdays 10am…

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…

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

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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…

Good Practice

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Grenfell Related Events and Services

This page has been created with the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in mind. Here you will find links to pages for events happening this week, as well as information about organisations who can provide support for those who have been affected. Click on…

Guidance

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Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing accessible…

Headcount dates

Headcount dates for the following terms are as follows: Headcount date for autumn term Portal opens and closes * 8th October 2020 21st September – 16th October 2020   Headcount date for spring term Portal opens and closes 21st January 2021 4th January 2021- 31st…

Health

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 NHS response to COVID-19 in North Kensington The Health section aims to give you advice as well as a…

Health and Development Reviews

If you have a toddler aged 8 – 15 months and/or 2 – 2.5 years, you should be hearing from your local Health Visiting Team to invite you to attend a Health & Developmental Review. We strongly encourage you to attend these to ensure the…

Health visiting

Health visiting services Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After attending antenatal classes and being seen at home by midwives, parents will receive information and support…

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

The Healthy Early Years Programme and Award Scheme (EY Hub)

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

Healthy Start

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…

Help for Self Employed

Here are some useful links for self-employed, and these links offer guidance on how to access financial help from the Government. Self Employment & Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/self-employment-and-universal-credit Employment & Support Allowance https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-get-the-government-3000-coronavirus-grant-2549866/ Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-apply-for-a-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-2549863/ Citizen’s Advice…
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