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Early Intervention Service (formerly Short Breaks)

Short Breaks are changing their name to  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…

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 funding for children with SEND

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

Early Years Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-old pupils who meet the eligibility criteria. Hourly rate It is paid at 53p per hour.   Eligibility Three and four-year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives…

Educational, training and employment opportunities for young people

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, you must then do one of the following until you are 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA)

What is an EHCNA? (Education, Health and Care needs assessment) This is the initial document submitted in the process which is then reviewed by the Early Years panel who look at the evidence to decide whether they agree to assess for the Education Health Care…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA) explained

Who needs an assessment of SEN A child may need an Education, Health and Care needs assessment if the extra support they are receiving is not helping or they have severe or complex needs. If the assessment is agreed, your child will be issued with an…

EHC plan

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which a collaborative working document between the family, health, education and social care professionals. The child will have SEND whether with a diagnosis or without. These maybe health or education related and…

Emotional wellbeing support for young people

Mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it, and it’s important to take care of it. Feeling down some of the time is normal, but if you want to talk to someone about your thoughts or feelings, there are plenty of routes you…

Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

Events

To book yourself on to these events contact Zeena Gordon: zeena.gordon@rbkc.gov.uk  April: Introduction to Traineeship: Monday 26th: 11am – 12pm or 1pm – 2pm. Recognising your skills: Tuesday 27th: 11am – 12pm or 1pm - 2pm  

Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES)

The Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES) offers professional and friendly one-to-one support to help you into work, training or education. Our FACES coaches can also work with you to tackle any other difficulties in your life – from housing problems to debt or childcare…

Family hubs & Children's centres

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by…

Family Hubs Newsletters

Please click on the links below to access the latest Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletters: 2021 Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter May 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter April 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter March 2021 edition  2020…

Family Hubs timetable of activities

Note: Following the Government's announcement about new social distancing measures, we have a reduced service in the children’s centres in the borough until further notice. We know these are difficult times for many families, but it is important that we put your health and safety first.…

Family Information Service

An important part of the RBKC Early Help Offer includes providing families with the information advice and guidance they need to be able to help themselves, with minimum involvement from services. Information on local and national support services can be found within the related links…

Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service for Kensington and Chelsea, and for Westminster is a free, confidential and impartial information, advice and signposting for families with children aged up to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) and for the professionals working with them. …

Family Information Service updates: COVID-19

We have created this page to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will maintain regular contact with you and your…

Family Support

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Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Care leaving services Children Services charitable trust The Princes' Trust Help for…

Financial support, housing and food

Financial support If you have financial concerns, support is available to provide you with information or speak specifically about your situation. Please visit the Kensington and Chelsea webpage on how the council and government can support you financially. You can also contact the Local Support Payments helpline…

Fire safety

Access the London Fire Brigade (LFB) website for more information about Fire safety at home. The LFB Schools Team provides fire safety education to children in primary schools within Greater London. You can contact them: By telephone: 020 7960 3629; or by email: info@london-fire.gov.uk

First Aid courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:…

FIS Newsletters

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2020 edition

Food Banks

You can find information about the food banks available at present through the link below Kensington and Chelsea Social Council:  FOOD BANKS
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