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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 ocassionally 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…

Concerns about a school: Complaints

In this section it will be explained what to do if things are not going well at school and if you have concerns. This page is currently being developed and more information will be available very soon.

Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students

If you are aged 16 to 23 and show talent and a likelihood to succeed in the industry, you could get a Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) to help with fees and living costs at one of 17 private dance and drama schools. Apply direct…

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…

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT) Newsletter - Autumn Edition

The Autumn Edition of the Detached and Outreach Team (DOT) newsletter is now available and can be downloaded here.  DOT are a team of youth workers working in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to support young people aged 11-19. Support includes: Detached (street-based) sessions Outreach (helping…

DfE documents

Please click on the links below to access relevant information: Should you have any funding queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

DfE’s new free Early Years Child Development training

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching its new Early Years Child Development training. 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 the training…

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

Download the FIS Directory app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Family Information Service easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

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 Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. You can also access a…

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 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 learning and childcare vacancies

In this section, you can find information about early education and childcare vacancies in Kensington and Chelsea.  Below are links to settings and providers that currently advertise vacancies: La Petite Ecole Francaise on St Charles Square, currently have places for their 3-year-olds classes from the term…

Early Years and Childcare job vacancies

Are you looking to work in the Early Years sector? This section provides information about current job oportunities in nurseries, pre-schools and children's centres accross Kesington and Chelsea, Westminster and surrounding areas: Organisation:              Westminster City CouncilSetting:         …

Early years clusters

To support the drive to improve the outcomes for all children across the bi-borough we have developed Early Years cluster groups to respond to the needs and challenges within targeted localities of the Bi-borough.  There are three clusters in Westminster and a north and south…

Early Years Conference - Friday 24th February 2023

The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service would like to invite you to the Early Years Conference: ‘EYFS Reforms: Time for Reflection’ which is taking place on FRIDAY 24th February 2023 from 9.15am to 1.30pm. We have brought together an EXCITING PROGRAMME of Early Years…

Early Years Consultancy Service

The Early Years Consultancy Service is made up to early years advisory teachers and early years development officers. The team provides specialist support to all our childcare providers (including children’s centres) within the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The Early Years consultants provide support based on a…

Early Years Hub for practitioners

'Brilliant Beginnings for ALL Children' Welcome to the Bi-Borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated platform to support Early Years Practitioners and 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.…

Early Years in schools

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years Professionals in schools 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…
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