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Supporting children to communicate

In the following links you can access guidance and referral information for supporting children to communicate: Library rhymetimes linked to speech, language and communication outcomes Bi-borough Communication Hub

Targeted Prevention Team (TPT)

A big welcome from the Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) The Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s (RBKC) specialist service for young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).  The team is experienced in, and dedicated to,…

The Targeted Prevention Team - Meet the team

  Sandeep Kurrie – Targeted Prevention Team Worker Lisa Todd – Targeted Prevention Team Worker Darshi Haria – Targeted Prevention Team Worker Zeena Gordon – Senior Coordinator, Targeted Prevention Team Jackie Scarparo – Deputy Manager Detached and Outreach Team and Targeted Prevention Team. For your ease of reference, the…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is for working families to help towards the costs of childcare. How does it work? For every £8 you pay into your online account, the government will pay in £2. This means you can get up to £2,000 per year for each child…

Teaching and learning (EY in schools)

Below we have put together relevant information about Teaching and Learning: Development matters EYFS adopter documents Observation, assessment and planning Recovery curriculum Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Things to do

Drawn by Zainab, age 14 Getting out and about, taking part in activities, using leisure services, attending clubs and visiting free open spaces can make a huge difference to your child, young person, family and friends. Use this page to find something that is available…

Traineeships

Please find below information about traineeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: What is a traineeship GOV.UK: Find a traineeship Careers helpline for teenagers National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) careers portal

Training and employment

Welcome to our training and employment page! In this section we aim to provide you with useful information and guidance about training and employment opportunities.  Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: Adult education and training Traineeships Apprenticeships Training for employment…

Training for Professionals and Practitioners

This page aims to provide information about training opportunities for professionals and practitioners working with children and young people: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) offer: The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres,…

Transitions during the Early Years

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in your child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips that can help to make this new transition as smooth as possible for your…

Under 5s Activities 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…

University and college hardship funds

You could get extra money from your university or college if you’re experiencing financial hardship. You may be, for example: a student with children, especially single parents a mature student with existing financial commitments from a low-income family disabled a student that was previously in…

Urgent Safety Alert issued for baby self-feeding pillows

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued an Urgent Safety Alert for baby self-feeding pillows and is urging the public to stop using them immediately and dispose of them safely. Baby self-feeding pillow products are designed to be attached to a bottle so…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:        07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:    [email protected]: Kensington and Chelsea FIS website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:  [email protected]:    Kensington…

Useful information for EY practitioners

In the sections below, you will be able to find additional information that we hope you will find useful: Better Health Start for Life: home learning environment toolkit GDPR information Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) Managing your profile on the FIS site BBC: Tiny Happy People…

Useful information for families

In this section you will find useful information and contacts: Kensington and Chelsea Citizens Advice Foundation years: what to expect when Food banks in Kensington and Chelsea

Useful information for professionals

In the sections below, you will be able to find additional information that we hope you will find useful: Better Health Start for Life: home learning environment toolkit GDPR information Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) Managing your profile on the FIS site Strep A bulletin for…

Virtual learning

How others are doing it Learning websites Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Virtual one-to-one advice and guidance

We will try and maintain regular contact with all of our families who attend by email, telephone or text and continue to offer virtual one-to-one support and identify anything you may need in the coming months.  If you need to speak to one of our…

Volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to learn new skills or meet new people. Please find below some opportunities available locally: Do it: Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea

WellComm

The Bi-borough is proud to deepen its commitment to ensuring 'Brilliant Beginnings' for all young children.  It is recognised in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021, that spoken language underpins all areas of learning as well as improving life chances for all children.   With this in…

Westminster Early Years clusters

Next Cluster Meeting dates: Monday 30th November 2020                 WCC North East Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm​ Tuesday 1st December 2020                   WCC North West Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm  

What are children's centres and family hubs?

Children’s centres and Family hubs are there to support mum, dad and their children including grandparents and carers caring for children, with friendly, experienced and qualified staff on hand to assist you with making choices and using services. These are great places for families and…

What is a Family Hub?

Family Hubs In RBKC a Family Hub is not about trying to locate as many different services into one building, but it is a way to bring different types of support together for families to help resolve their issues. To ensure that that support is…

What is an EHCP? (Education, Health and Care 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…
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