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30 Hours Early Education and Childcare for Three and Four-year-olds (Extended Entitlement)

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.  Further information can be found here Children in some families will now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of…

30 Hours Free Childcare Campaign

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families.  Hear more from families who have benefited from 30 hours here: Family Case Studies Want to find out…

72nd Windrush Anniversary

The Children's centres are celebrating the Windrush Anniversary.  Below are videos that will help you to celebrate Windrush Day with us.  1st video - Introduction 2nd video - Brief History 3rd video - Story Time  4th video - Story Time 2

Alert - Heatwave

High temperatures both outdoors and indoors may harm children’s health. In the event of a heatwave alert, local authorities will be alerted by the Met Office, and the alert will be more widely publicised. The advice given here.  focuses specifically on children and is provided for teachers…

All Council reception areas closed

All Council reception areas closed As a result of the latest Government advice, all Kensington and Chelsea Council reception areas across the borough have been closed with immediate effect. This includes the Customer Service Centre at Kensington Town Hall, which will remain shut until further…

Alternative Provision and Holiday Clubs Summer 2020

Alternative Provision and Holiday Clubs Summer 2020 Kensington and Chelsea Notting Hill adventure Playground - W10 5YBAges: 5-13Playground activities play in parks projects and possible school-based play centre. Liaising with RBKC head Teachers. Subject to funding. Following government guidance on social distancing.Contact details: pattrina@venturecentre.org.uk /…

Babysitters

A babysitter is someone who temporarily cares for children on behalf of their parents or guardians. Babysitters are generally responsible for planning activities (games, sports, art) or supervising play dates. However, some babysitters will have other responsibilities such as cooking, feeding, transportation and helping with…

Becoming a Childminder

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. If you are interested in becoming a childminder, you can attend a briefing session organised…

Becoming a Nanny

Step 1: Before applying to Ofsted for registration three certificates, need to be at hand which Ofsted will require proof of the following:  A paediatric first aid training certificate A certificate in ‘Childcare Introductory course or a common core case A DBS check through the…

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

                                          Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives to improve…

Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support

The Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools to develop high quality, inclusive early education and childcare places for children in RBKC and WCC. The team aim is…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

CACHE qualifications

Have you thought about what you will be doing in September?Are you looking for a new challenge in Early Years or Supporting Teaching and Learning or extending your knowledge and improving your practice?Working qualifications have changed over the past few years, CACHE no longer take…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme will pay for childcare costs and related travel costs (up to £175 per week for young people living in London) for parents who are under 20 years of age and who are in education or training. You can claim Care…

Change4Life’s Smart Swap campaign

The campaign encourages families to cut back on sugar by making a few simple swaps to their everyday food and drinks.   Children in England are having around 2,800 sugar cubes more than they should each year, more than double the maximum recommended amount. Too much…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is one of the services provided to support families if and when they face difficult times with their children. Growing up is not always easy, and emotional ups and downs will be part of life for many…

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Training

Sustainable Training Programme Kensington and Chelsea It has been recognised that the those who work with children and young people, parents and young people themselves need to have easy access to a menu of child and adolescent mental health training published online. This programme has…

Childcare information and Early Years

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page Choosing childcare for your child can seem like a daunting task and many parents don't know where to start. As…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

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…

Closure of Kensington & Chelsea Children’s Centres

Following the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday evening and based on advice from public health, in order to reduce the escalation of Covid-19, we have taken the decision to close all of our children’s centres with effect from tomorrow: Wednesday 18th March 2020 We understand that…

Disability Access Fund

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 DFA 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…
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