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15 Hours Free Early Education and Childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a minimum of three days per week (this…

15 Hours Free early learning for 2-year-olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your two year old have additional needs, or have they left care? You may be entitled to claim free childcare up to a maximum of 15 hours during term time, or 11…

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…

30 Hours Free Early Education and Childcare for 3 and 4-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…

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

Activities and Resources to support your child learning at home

Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will add to each week with interesting things you can do with your child using items found in the home. Home learning tips for babies, toddlers…

The Advisory Team

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…

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. To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in…

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 (CEES) Training Coordinator

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service Training Coordinator Contact details: Silvia ZeroualBi-borough CEES Training Coordinator Mob: 07739 316305 Email: Silvia.Zeroual@rbkc.gov.uk

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…

Bi-Borough Early Years Hub

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Safeguarding  SEND   Healthy Early Years EYFS Documents  Early Years Clusters  Transitions Information for Childminders BLM/Diversity Awareness Training Opportunities Documents and links Managing your directory listings Meet our team Weekly Updates Contact Us

Bi-Borough Strategic Lead (CEES)

Bi-borough Strategic Lead - Childcare and Early Education Service  Contact details: Iraklis KolokotronisBi-borough Strategic LeadChildcare and Early Education Service Operations and ProgrammesMob: 07811 861530Email: iraklis.kolokotronis@rbkc.gov.uk

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…

Broad Areas of Need and Early Learning Goals

In this section you can find information and links about 'the broad areas of need' and the 'early learning goals'.

Bullying in schools

In this section it will be explained what to do if your child or young person is experiencing bullying at school. This page is currently being developed and more information will be available very soon.

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…
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