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Organisations providing careers support and information:

  National online careers service: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk – Research up to 800 jobs; search for courses in your local area or online.  Telephone number: 0800 100 900 (fees apply).  www.icould.com – Explore sector information, complete a careers quiz and more! https://www.prospects.ac.uk/.ac.ukac.uk - Provides guidance for making an…

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…

Outreach

The Early Years team works with voluntary sector childcare partners to ensure we provide services for families and children in the community. We fund the following organisations who provide family support and drop in services in community venues. Because of early years funding these services are…

Parents-to-be and under 5s health

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help keep yourself healthy if you are trying to conceive, and during and after pregnancy. Also, it is also designed to offer you guidance and useful tips for looking after yours and your health…

Partners offer training for EY practitioners

Business skills   SEND training offer Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service   First Aid Courses   Change4Life workforce training Physical development training   Healthy Early Years London Local Safeguarding Children Partnership Prevent Duty Training Tri-Music…

Paying for childcare

Information on the benefits, schemes and allowances that may help towards your childcare costs. Also find: links to calculators to work out how much you may save and who to speak to for further help. Is your child 2, 3 or 4 years old?  All…

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…

Policies (EY in schools)

Please click on the links below to access the relevant policy: EYFS policy for reception classes and school Exemplar EY handbook for reception and schools Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

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 (September 2021) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Post-16 educational options

A list of colleges and educational options can be found in the following link: Click here to access a list of Post-16 Options

Post-16 educational 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 do one of the following until you’re 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an apprenticeship or…

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

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

Providers' headcount portal

We are happy to inform all providers that the upgrade to our Early Years Provider Portal has been completed and the system is now live and available for use. Although there have been some changes to the look of the portal, none of the processes…

PVI forums

Below you will find presentations from previous PVI forums: 2022 PVI Forum 10.03.22 2021 PVI Forum 02.12.21 PVI Forum 21.10.21 PVI Forum 15.10.21 PVI Forum 30.09.21 PVI Forum 02.07.21 PVI Forum 11.06.21 PVI Forum 23.04.21 PVI Forum 12.02.21 PVI Forum 15.01.21 2020 PVI forum 03.07.2020 …

PVIs

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. In this platform, we aim to provide you with important updates and other useful information and guidance about specific topics in order…

Recently delivered events and projects

Click on the following link to access the October 2021 timetable October Half Term Academy (a partnership with TPT, the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB), QPR, Mind FC, London Sports Trust, SPEAR, Youth Construction Trust, Economic Development Team and Clement James Centre to respond to…

Register for a children's centre

If you would like to register for a children's centre, please complete the following membership form and email to: childrencentredata@rbkc.gov.uk (or return it to your local children's centre)

Registering a birth

Register a birth You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate. Every birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Register a birth in Kensington and Chelsea It's best to register the birth at the register office…

Registering with Ofsted

Providing childcare services in England Registering with Ofsted Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Resources and activities for under 5s to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

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 SEND pen portrait NASEN Resources

Resources for Parents and Carers

In this page you parents and carers of young children can access useful resources providing tips and advice: Routines Teeth brushing Potty training Sleep routine Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will…

Resources for your child's learning at home

Please have a look at some useful downloable activity sheets  which you can do with your child using items found in the home. You can find more home learning tips and activities for under 5s on: Home learning tips for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers BBC Tiny Happy…
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