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Early Help

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,…

Early Help and Parenting support

Early Help 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. We will provide support through a variety of community-based…

Early Intervention Service (EIS) referral forms

Short Breaks are changing their name to  Early Intervention Service team. Please download the required referral document: EIS referral form  Biborough DCT support referral form

Early Intervention Service (formerly Short Breaks)

Short Breaks are changing their name to  Early Intervention Service team. Short breaks are for families with children between the age of 0 and 18 who are affected in their everyday living by one or more of the following: A physical impairment A sensory impairment…

Early years clusters

To support the drive to improve the outcomes for all children across the bi-borough we have developed Early Years cluster groups to respond to the needs and challenges within targeted localities of the Bi-borough.  There are three clusters in Westminster and a north and south…

Early Years Consultancy Service

The Early Years Consultancy Service is made up to early years advisory teachers and early years development officers. The team provides specialist support to all our childcare providers (including children’s centres) within the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The Early Years consultants provide support based on a…

Early years funding for children with SEND

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…

Early Years in schools

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in schools within Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service team is committed to supporting you. Our aim is to support you in…

Early Years Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-old pupils who meet the eligibility criteria. Hourly rate It is paid at 53p per hour.   Eligibility Three and four-year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives…

Educational, training and employment opportunities for young people

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, you must then do one of the following until you are 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA)

What is an EHCNA? (Education, Health and Care needs assessment) This is the initial document submitted in the process which is then reviewed by the Early Years panel who look at the evidence to decide whether they agree to assess for the Education Health Care…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA) explained

Who needs an assessment of SEN A child may need an Education, Health and Care needs assessment if the extra support they are receiving is not helping or they have severe or complex needs. If the assessment is agreed, your child will be issued with an…

EHC plan

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which 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 and…

Emotional wellbeing support for young people

Mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it, and it’s important to take care of it. Feeling down some of the time is normal, but if you want to talk to someone about your thoughts or feelings, there are plenty of routes you…

Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

Events

To book yourself on to these events contact Zeena Gordon: zeena.gordon@rbkc.gov.uk  July Summer Academy 2021 Timetable August Community project: Monday 2nd - 6th: 10am – 3:30pm

EY entitlement: funding for providers

In this section, you can explore the different sources of funding available to early years providers. Please find specific information about the different sources of funding available in the sections listed below:  Early Years funding policy – COVID-19 Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) 15 hrs…

EY entitlement: funding for schools

In this section, you can explore the different sources of funding available to shools. Please find specific information about the different sources of funding available in the sections listed below:  Early Years funding policy – COVID-19 Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) 15 hrs free education…

EYFS

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021) EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook EYFS statuatory framework 2017 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years…

EYFS

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook EYFS statuatory framework 2017 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

EYFS adopter documents

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS Profile EYFS reform change map Development Matters 2020 EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES)

The Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES) offers professional and friendly one-to-one support to help you into work, training or education. Our FACES coaches can also work with you to tackle any other difficulties in your life – from housing problems to debt or childcare…

Family hubs & Children's centres

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources Please click here to access the 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…

Family Hubs newsletters

Please click on the links below to access the latest Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletters: 2021 Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter July 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter June 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter May 2021 edition Kensington…

Family Hubs timetable of activities

Note: Following the Government's announcement about new social distancing measures, we have a reduced service in the children’s centres in the borough until further notice. We know these are difficult times for many families, but it is important that we put your health and safety first.…
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