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15 and 30 hours free early learning for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds promotional videos

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Kensington and Chelsea. You can also access a subtitled version in: Albanian, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya

15 hours free early education and childcare for every 3 and 4-year-old

All three and four year old children in England are entitled to free 15 hours early education and childcare (570 hours in total per academic year).    The 15 hours are usually taken 38 weeks per year (term time) for at least 3 hours, 5…

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…

2-2½ years integrated review. EYFS progress check

It is important to liaise with your local health visiting teams as soon as you have concerns about a child (with parental consent). Universal Approach It was agreed that early years settings will complete the page below for all children who are due a Health…

30 hours free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

All three- and four-year-old children in England receive 15 hours of free childcare per week. Some children may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the '30 Hours Childcare' or 'Extended Entitlement'. This entitlement would overall amount to 1,140…

Activities and Resources to support your child's learning at home

Home learning tips and activities for under 5's Please have a look at some useful downloadable activity sheets which you can do with your child using items found in the home. Also, you can find more home learning tips and activities for under 5s on: Home learning tips…

Activities and things to do

These sections contain information about leisure activities for children and for young people up to the age of 19 (or up to the age of 25 for those with additional needs). In addition, the young people's hub is a resource providing useful guidance, and information…

Adult education and training

In this section you can explore adult learning opportunities: Skills for Life: free courses Adult learning services E-learning training courses Environmental health courses Highfield e-learning Open Age: adult learning Nova: new opportunities Free learning courses

Applying for a school place: Admissions

Applying for a primary school place for Sep 2023 start If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 it will be time to start thinking about the primary school you would like your child to attend from September 2023. The…


Please find below information about apprenticeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: Become an apprentice National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Apprenticeships Programme 42 top apprenticeships programmes for young people in the UK

Autism ‘In Context’ – Training for Professionals

Autism 'In Context', a series of workshops and lunch and learn sessions to increase your knowledge of Autism in the context of your career or area of interest, for further information please see the poster below or contact [email protected]  

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 children aged 2 to 5 Healthy weight: advice for parents Healthy recipes: guide for parents


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 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 to…

BBEECS Funding Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Childcare Funding Team support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools Meet the Team: Prosscovia ApireBi-borough Early Years Funding ManagerMob: 07739 316190Email: [email protected] Debbie Cole Bi-borough Early Years Funding Officer (Kensington and Chelsea) Mob: 07739 316132Email: [email protected]

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

To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in Childcare & Education and have worked with children under the age of 5 years in the past 2 years. If you do not have this qualification you will need to complete…

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,…

Bi-Borough Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service for Kensington and Chelsea, and for Westminster is a free, confidential and impartial information, advice and signposting for families with children aged up to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) and for the professionals working with them. …

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

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

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

Breakfast clubs These provide a safe place for your child to wait until school starts and many can provide a healthy low cost breakfast. They normally run for less than two hours and therefore do not need to be registered with Ofsted. What hours do…

Bullying at schools

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

CAMHS – Child and Young People Well-being Team

The Youth Hubs are working with CAMHS to support children aged 11-18yrs with low mood and anxiety. This includes:• Offering 1-1 sessions on a referral basis.• Workshops can be delivered over zoom for young people and parents.• YP can be seen with a parent or…
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