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Careers guidance resources

This section provides guidance about different career paths. Please note that the Family Information Service do no manage the content within the links below. In addition, we offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any of the providers listed. National Careers Service Careersmart…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child and family safety

Safeguarding Self-isolating can bring new unsettling challenges for you and your family. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the following teams: Please call the Social Services helpline on 020 7361 3013 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or…

Childcare information and early years

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Kensington and Chelsea, including the different entitlements and funding options. Also, you will be able to find information about activities for under 5's in the area. For information on childcare providers and activities…

Childcare information drop-ins

The Family Information Service team will be attending the Kensington and Chelsea Financial Inclusion monthly events on: Thursday 7 December 1-3:30pm @ Kensal Resource Centre (W10 5EQ) For more information on the funded hours for 2, 3 and 4 year old children please visit our Early…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

Children in employment and entertainment

Some children work part-time or take part in entertainment productions or modelling. There are very strict guidelines and procedures in place to ensure all children are kept safe and not exploited. Also, a child under the age of 16 will need a performance licence from…

Choice of education

There are several types of schools to chose from and formal education could also take place at your home. You can find an overview of these options below:  Mainstream schools All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Concerns about a child (information for practitioners)

As an Early Years practitioner, you may occasionally become concerned about a child in your care; or a parent/carer may express concerns about their child to you.  What to do if you are concerned about a child Some children will need additional support during their education…

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT)

Welcome to the Detached and Outreach Team webpage We are a team of youth workers working in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). We offer a variety of youth work support including: Detached (street-based) sessions Outreach (helping children and young people to access provision in youth centres…

DfE Early Years Child Development training

A new online Early years child development training from the Department for Education is now available. The course is primarily aimed at:  early years practitioners childminders nursery managers However, the training is available to anyone who may find it useful, including parents and carers.  About…

Different roles in early education, childcare and playwork

There are a number of different roles in the early years, childcare and playwork sector. Read more about some of them below: Nursery nurse Nursery nurses are qualified members of staff, usually holding a level 3 qualification. They are normally responsible for the care, education and…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DAF is available to Early Years…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   Why do we have a register and what is it…

Disclaimer

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is committed to the highest standard of quality information and every attempt has been made to present up to date and accurate information. However, the RBKC council gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information on this web site…

Diversity and anti-racism

This section aims to provide information and guidance about diversity and inclusion in the EY: LGBTQIA + Early Years Early Years diversity and anti-racism toolkit Equity and diversity questionnaire What is BLM Helping young people think about race in the early years

Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is defined as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading, or violent behaviour’ in most cases by a partner or ex-partner. It can also be perpetrated by a family member or carer. Usually, men are…

Early education (Early Years Foundation Stage: EYFS)

Early Years education is a non-compulsory stage of education generally comprising the ages from birth to 5 (or to the date when a child starts reception). Depending on individual circumstances, parents or carers may choose whether their child go to nursery or are cared for…

Early education and childcare information

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Kensington and Chelsea, including the different entitlements and funding options. Help paying for childcare: 2 year olds: 15 hours free early learning for working families 2 year olds: 15 hours free early learning…

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 Help: resources and guidance for Parents and Carers

The following sections contain information and guidance for Parents and Carers that we hope you will find helpful: Managing difficult behaviours Managing anxiety Should my child have a mobile phone? Encouraging children's self-esteem Bedtime routine tips

Early Intervention Service (access to Short Breaks)

Short Breaks can be accessed via the 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 Chronic…

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 Years and Childcare job vacancies

There are many sites where you can learn about the current possitions in childcare available in Kensington and Chelsea Some are listed below: Level 3 Early Years Qualified Teachers and Level 2 teaching assistants for Gardens Montessori Nurseries Kensington & Chelsea Borough | Find Childcare in…
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