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Looking after a sick child (from birth to 5)

Almost all babies, toddlers and children aged up to five will get the most common childhood illnesses like chicken pox, colds, sore throats, ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time, they are easy to treat when required and then easily cared for…

Looking after a sick child (over 5s)

Almost all children will also get the most common childhood illnesses like chicken pox,  colds, sore throats and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time, they are easy to treat when required and then easily cared for at home. It can be…

Maintained nurseries

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years Professionals in Kensington and Chelsea. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful. Please feel free to explore…

Measles

Measles spreads very easily – it is five times more infectious than COVID-19. Measles can cause very serious illnesses like meningitis, sepsis and could result in permanent disabilities such as blindness. Many people who catch measles are likely to be hospitalised. Find out more about…

Midwives and Health Visitors

If you are pregnant, your main point of contact will be a Midwife, who will provide care and support for you and your family while you are pregnant and for approximately 10 days after your baby is born. After this, a Health Visitor (who is a specialist nurse or…

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

Update on NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2-3 year olds It’s more important than ever for those who need it to get their flu vaccination, to help protect us all from the threat of flu and COVID-19 this winter. All children aged 2 and 3…

North Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

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 our centres…

Online safety

In this section you will find information on national support agencies which offer a wide range of advice to children, young people and their families on how to stay safe online. NSPCC The NSPCC is a charity aiming to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives…

Organisations and services providing family support

Family Lives Family Friends West London Action for Children Total Family Coaching Citizens Advice Family Rights Group People First The A Project Families and Commuties Employment Service (FACES) HomeStart  

Our 2023-2026 Children and Young People’s Plan

You can access the 2023-26 Children and Young People's Plan by clicking on the section below:

Our vision for Early Years in the Bi-Borough

ALL children and families receive a positive welcome Parents have choice as to which setting they attend We can meet the needs of all children There is robust tracking and assessment in place in settings Staff in settings are well trained and confident supporting children with SEND…

Over 5s health

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Supporting children to communicate Dental and oral health Healthy eating Physical health Vaccinations Looking after a…

Parents and carers

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…

PHE physical development

This is a FREE course To register and find out more, visit: Future Learn     What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to... Identify the importance of movement skills to the overall health, wellbeing and development of young…

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (October 2022) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Post-16 educational and career options

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you'll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. You must then choose whether to: stay in full-time education - for example at school, sixth form college, further education college or University Technical College…

Primary Schools

Please find below the Kensington and Chelsea primary education guide: Kensington and Chelsea: your choice for primary education guide In addition, you can access a list of local schools in the link below: List of Primary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea

Professional Development for Schools

The Bi-Borough School Standards Team offers a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme as part of the annual traded service. Schools buying into the annual traded service can access the programme without charge (or for a reduced charge for some sessions).   Details of the annual…

PVI settings

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years Professionals in the PVI sector in Kensington and Chelsea. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful. Please…

Register for a Family Hub / Children's Centre

If you live in Kensington and Chelsea and would like to register for a Family Hub / Children's Centre within the borough, please complete the following online membership form. Information about the services currently available, timetables and locations can be found on the following link: Family Hubs and Children's…

Resources and guidance for practitioners

Range of different resources and advice for professionals can be found here. Community occupational therapy resources Speech and language therapy advice Sensory processing difficulties Autism spectrum condition Hearing impairment/Deafness Down's syndrome Additional support for professionals (IPSEA) SEND pen portrait NASEN Resources Kensington and Chelsea IASS…

Safeguarding children

The Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility, and the LSCP website contains in depth information for: Children and young people Parents, carers and the public professionals and volunteers The LSCP site also lists…

Safeguarding children (information for professionals)

This section aims to support staff (paid and voluntary) safeguard the children within their care. Within this section you will find links to: How to make a safeguarding referral Information on the LADO and how they can support staff if an allegation is made against…

School SEN Policies and Information Reports

Schools (including mainstream schools, nurseries, and academy schools) must publish information on their websites about their arrangements for meeting the needs of pupils with SEN. This includes their SEN Policy and SEN Information Report. These should be freely available to download from their websites and must…
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