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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…

Help for Self Employed

Here are some useful links for self-employed, and these links offer guidance on how to access financial help from the Government. Self Employment & Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/self-employment-and-universal-credit Employment & Support Allowance https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-get-the-government-3000-coronavirus-grant-2549866/ Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-apply-for-a-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-2549863/ Citizen’s Advice…

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Here are some key facts and items to consider when looking to use a childminder.

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Note: Please note that breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at all at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the school or provider directly for more information or check the section…

Home learning packs and activities:

Please find useful resources through the link below brought to you by KIDS: Classroom Secrets. Additional resources are also available on: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ (please note that there might be a charge for other activities and packs available on this site)

Home-start Westminster

Home-start supports ANY family living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea who needs them, provided there is at least 1 child under 5, or a baby on the way.  Rich or poor, settled or transient; there are times when we all need support and friendship but…

How to Apply for a Grant

To apply please complete the application form to the right and send it to us with the key documents listed below Key documents We require you to provide the following information in order to ensure the application meets the criteria and is not fraudulent: a witnessed copy of a passport or driving…

Hungry Little Minds Campaign Toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…

Inclusion

What is 'Inclusion' As a Bi-Borough we strive for all settings to positively welcome children with a range SEND and ensure they are fully included.  Children will have the same opportunities and experiences as their peers and be given the best possible start in their…

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

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childminding business. Our aim is to support you in your practice so children in your care can have the best possible start in life, and to…

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:   …

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

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…

Keeping children safe at home (RoSPA)

The following guide by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), provides useful tips and advice on how to keep children safe at home.  You can also access this guide in Dari and in Pashto.  Keeping children safe at home guide

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service offers specialist treatment and consultation aimed at improving the wellbeing of children under five years old. Many children will have difficulties including but not limited to sleeping, being over clingy, relationship difficulties, bed wetting or…

Kensington and Chelsea Early Years clusters

Find details of previous and forthcoming cluster meetings below. Previous Cluster Meetings Next Cluster Meeting

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 Events for…

Kensington and Chelsea libraries newsletters

To access the Kensington and Chelsea Libraries newsletters, visit: Library service newsletter | Kensington and Chelsea. Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Kensington and Chelsea local benefits

Please find below information about local benefits and financial help available to Kensington and Chelsea residents: RBKC discretionary housing payments Local support payments RBKC benefit calculator Apply for benefits View my benefits information

Knowledge hub information

Knowledge Hub information: All reports from Childcare Works events around Supply and Demand, Sufficiency and Working with Schools are now ready to access on the Childcare Works KHUB site at the following link: Childcare works in-depth events At the Schools In-Depths, several local authority colleagues kindly agreed to…

Lancaster Youth Hub timetable

Lancaster Youth Hub Autumn Timetable LGBTQ support group

Leadership and management

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

Learner Support: financial help for over 19s

If you’re aged 19 or over, on a further education course and facing financial hardship, you could get Learner Support. You apply to your learning provider (for example your college) for Learner Support. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money can help…

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: HAF holiday activities and food…
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