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Health and Development Reviews

If you have a toddler aged 8 – 15 months and/or 2 – 2.5 years, you should be hearing from your local Health Visiting Team to invite you to attend a Health & Developmental Review. We strongly encourage you to attend these to ensure the…

Health and Development Reviews

Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After attending antenatal classes and being seen at home by midwives, parents will receive information and support for their new…

Health during pregnancy

In this section you can access information on how to look after your health and on health services available during pregnancy:  Planning your pregnancy Midwives and Health Visitors Vitamins Immunisations Vaccinations in pregnancy Oral health during pregnancy Healthy eating during pregnancy Physical activity during pregnancy…

Health referral information for professionals

Kensington and Chelsea CAMHS 1B Beatrice Place, Marloes Road, Marloes Road, London W8 5LP Tel:  0203 317 3599 Email:  [email protected] Website CAMHS Central and North West London Home Related Service Kooth  Westminster CAMHS Woodfield Road Tel:  020 3317 5999 Email:  [email protected] Website CAMHS Central and North…

Health Visiting teams in Kensington and Chelsea

Health Visiting teams: KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA & WESTMINSTER All enquires should be directed via our Single Point of Access (SPA) Contact the KCWHF Team on: T: 0208 200 2500 ext 2 |  Email: [email protected] Or visit the health visiting resource page: New baby and parent resources: Central London Community Healthcare NHS…

Health, wellbeing and development in the EY

This section aims to provide information and guidance on health, wellbeing and development for professionals within the Early Years sector: The Healthy Early Years Programme and Award Scheme Hungry Little Minds Campaign 2-2½ years integrated review EYFS progress check Flu vaccination programme

Healthy Start

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get payments every 4 weeks to spend on: • cow’s milk • fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables • infant formula milk • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses You can also…

Help for low income families

The government provides information on a number of different Benefits for families, including who they are for and how you can apply for them, including; Apply for free school meals Benefits calculators Care to Learn Carer's Credit Childcare Grant Claim if you were injured while serving…

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder Here are some key facts and things to consider when looking to use a childminder. What is a registered childminder? A childminder is a person providing care for one or more children aged between birth and 18, to whom…

Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF)

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a Department for Education (DfE) initiative that provides activity and food provision for children aged 4-16 during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. The programme includes summer camps, sports, arts, cooking, mentoring and leadership, and a wide…

Holiday clubs and playschemes

These can offer a wide range of activities such as sports, outdoor and indoor games, arts, crafts and drama. Many operate a booking system and may give substantial discounts to parents who book early. Other schemes offer 'open access' where children can just turn up…

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

Information for childminders

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Childminders 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 the different…

Information for professionals

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Family Information Service (FIS) 'Information for professionals' page. In this platform, you will be able to access information about programmes, services, referrals and topics which may be relevant to you. Please have a look at the different sections below:   …

Information leaflets

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 RBKC funded early education and childcare…

Involving an Educational Psychologist (EP)

What is an Educational Psychologist (EP)? Educational and Child Psychologists have expertise in education, learning, child development and the application of psychology to improve the learning and well-being/mental health of children and young people from birth up to the age of 25 years. They apply…

Join the Family Hubs Parent and Carer Shadow Board

Dear Parents and Carers, The Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs Team are currently recruiting Parents and Carers who wish to become Shadow Boards. Please find more information on the leaflet below. Should you wish to express interest in this opportunity, do not hesitate to contact…

Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

There are a 6 public libraries across Kensington and Chelsea offering a wide range of services, activities and events for people of all ages and different needs. Find out more  on the sections below:  Libraries opening times and contact details Becoming a member Activities and…

Kensington and Chelsea youth hubs

North: Lancaster youth hub South: Chelsea youth hub

Leadership and management

In this section, you will be able to access useful information and guidance related to leadership and management: EIF development plan

Learning through everyday activities and play

Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in…

Leisure activities for children

Welcome to our leisure activities for children's page! In this section, we aim to provide you with useful information about leisure and play opportunities available for children in the borough. Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: holiday activities and food programme…

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

In order to manage allegations against professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). The LADO works within Children’s Services and should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has: behaved in…

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

Are you a Parent or a Guardian? Protecting children is your responsibility too. The safety and welfare of children - or child protection - is everyone's business. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, child minder, teacher or doctor - or working for any…

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…
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