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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: holiday activities and food programme…

Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

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…

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

Hammersmith & Fulham | Kensington and Chelsea | Westminster Training offer available here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/lscp/training-and-resources with courses as: • Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1)• Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (level 3)• Awareness of Harmful Practices• Safer Recruitment• Meet the LADO• and many more, please see the…

Mainstream Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. The most common ones are: Community schools, which are sometimes called…

Maintained nurseries

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your business. Our aim is to…

Midwifery

Early Years Midwives and maternity assistants offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. Parents can access antenatal clinics they may be referred by their GP, Hospital or can self…

Money matters

In this page you will be able to find information about financial matters.  Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: Food banks Special needs and disability support Universal credit Kensington and Chelsea local benefits Help for low income families Sure Start…

More information for young people - training and employment

Free course for young people to support careers in construction Sir Simon Milton Scholarships Free courses for jobs Colleges and training providers offering free places for level 3 qualifications Octavia Foundation internships and apprenticeships Prince's Trust City Lions - education training employment Useful organisations and…

New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021)

Dear Early Years Provider, From September 2021, all early years providers must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework.  The key aims of the reforms are to:  improve child outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy, especially for disadvantaged children;…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

Tommy's is a digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The resource: Your Baby’s Mum: A wellbeing plan for pregnancy and post-birth offers…

News and updates for early years practitioners

Please find below the links to the latest updates: WEEKLY UPDATES 07.02.22

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

Update on NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2-3 year olds It’s more important than ever for those who need it to get their flu vaccination, to help protect us all from the threat of flu and COVID-19 this winter. All children aged 2 and 3…

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds (practitioners)

Update on NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2-3 year olds It’s more important than ever for those who need it to get their flu vaccination, to help protect us all from the threat of flu and COVID-19 this winter. All children aged 2 and 3…

Non-violent Resistance (NVR)

NVR stands for Non-Violent Resistance, it’s an approach with its roots in the civil rights movement which has been developed to address children’s violent or self-destructive behaviours. This approch has gained in recognition and popularity due to the realization by many parents and professionals that,…

North Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Our centres are warm and friendly places and welcome all resident families with a child  under five. Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Holmfield House Children’s Centre is also open once a month on a Saturday. At each of our centres…

Nourish & Thrive Westminster: A free 8-week online cookery course

Groundwork London are offering a free 8-week online cookery courses via Zoom to learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals using kitchen cupboard ingredients. The first of these courses will start on Mon 16th November and run to January 25th 2021 from 11:00am - 12:30pm.   The first 20…

Nutrition and healthy eating

Healthy Start Healthy start is a national programme which provide weekly free vouchers for low income families with children under four, to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You may be…

Nutritional information

The Eatwell Guide & food groups 5 a day Food labels Sugar Smart Physical Activity

Observation, assessment and planning

Please have a look at the following powerpoint presentation and specific sections underneath in regards to observations, assessments and planning in the Early Years. We do hope you will find it useful.  This is an embedded <a href="https://office.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://office.com">Microsoft Office</a> presentation, powered by <a…

Occupational therapy

Paediatric occupational therapists assess and treat children who have difficulties that affect their ability to do every day physical activities. Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on…

Occupational therapy referrals

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on local offer (Kensington and Chelsea / Westminster)  for more information and details of how to contact the service.  Working in…

Ofsted information for childminders

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This organisation inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.Ofsted is a non-ministerial department. Pre-Ofsted visit tutorial  Registering with…

Online safety

New technologies can mean new opportunities for children or young people to come to harm; on the internet or as victims of cyber-bullying. There are lots of websites that offer advice and information about staying stay online, for children, young people and adults: Access the 'National Society…
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