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15 hours free early education and childcare for every 3 and 4-year-old

All three and four year old children in England are entitled to free 15 hours early education and childcare (570 hours in total per academic year).    The 15 hours are usually taken 38 weeks per year (term time) for at least 3 hours, 5…

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…

2 year olds: 15 hours free childcare for working families

If you are working, your child may be able to access 15 hours childcare support. To be eligible, you, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £167 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage).  If…

2-2½ years integrated review. EYFS progress check

It is important to liaise with your local health visiting teams as soon as you have concerns about a child (with parental consent). 2-2 1/2 integrated review - progress check form for Early Years Providers You can access this form on the following link: 2-2 1/2…

30 hours free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

All three- and four-year-old children in England receive 15 hours of free childcare per week. Some children may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the '30 Hours Childcare' or 'Extended Entitlement'. This entitlement would overall amount to 1,140…

Activities and things to do

These sections contain information about leisure activities for children and for young people up to the age of 19 (or up to the age of 25 for those with additional needs). In addition, the young people's hub is a resource providing useful guidance, and information…

Adult education and training

In this section you can explore adult learning opportunities: Skills for Life: free courses Adult learning services E-learning training courses Environmental health courses Highfield e-learning Open Age: adult learning Nova: new opportunities Free learning courses

Applying for a school place: Admissions

Applying for a primary school place for September 2024 start If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you can apply for them to join the Reception Class 2024. The online application process is now open to submit your application.…

Apprenticeships

Please find below information about apprenticeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: Become an apprentice National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Apprenticeships Programme 42 top apprenticeships programmes for young people in the UK

Are you aged 16 to 19* not in education, employment or training?

The Kensington and Chelsea Targetted Prevention Team (TPT) may be able to help. Find out more on the following leaflet:

Autism ‘In Context’ – Training for Professionals

Autism 'In Context', a series of workshops and lunch and learn sessions to increase your knowledge of Autism in the context of your career or area of interest, for further information please see the poster below or contact [email protected].  

Babies and children's healthy eating

Please find below information and tips on how to set healthy eating habits from the early years: Starting solids Understanding food groups Healthy weight: advice for parents Healthy recipes: guide for parents To access information about FREE Change4Life Service clubs, have a look at the…

BBEECS Funding Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Childcare Funding Team support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools Meet the Team: Prosscovia ApireBi-borough Early Years Funding ManagerMob: 07739 316190Email: [email protected] Debbie Cole Bi-borough Early Years Funding Officer (Kensington and Chelsea) Mob: 07739 316132Email: [email protected]

BBEECS Training Coordinator

Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service Training Coordinator I am the Training Coordinator for the Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service.  I coordinate the Continuous Professional Development programme which is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including Childminders), children’s centres, schools…

Becoming a Childminder

To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in Childcare & Education and have worked with children under the age of 5 years in the past 2 years. If you do not have this qualification you will need to complete…

Bereavement support

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time and the unexpected loss of a loved one due to coronavirus can be particularly distressing. Please visit the Council’s website for information, guidance and advice on deaths, funerals and bereavement. The Council have also created leaflets for families,…

The Bi-Borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service

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

Bi-Borough 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. …

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Please find useful information and sources regarding 'Black Lives Matter': A parents' guide to 'Black Lives Matter' BLM: Useful resources

Breakfast and after school clubs

Wraparound childcare You may find the following guide useful: Before and after school childcare: Everything you need to know about wraparound care - The Education Hub (blog.gov.uk) Breakfast clubs These provide a safe place for your child to wait until school starts and many can provide…

Bullying at schools

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Kensington and Chelsea: local safeguarding children board/bullying Gov.uk/bullying at school Bullying.co.uk/what parents need to know about bullying at schools and academies Childline/types of bullying Anti bullying: guidance for schools

CAMHS – Child and Young People Well-being Team

The Youth Hubs are working with CAMHS to support children aged 11-18yrs with low mood and anxiety. This includes:• Offering 1-1 sessions on a referral basis.• Workshops can be delivered over zoom for young people and parents.• YP can be seen with a parent or…

Care leaving services for 18 to 25 year olds

A young person who has been looked after may be eligible for care leaving services when they reach the age of 18. If you are a care leaver, you may be eligible for services: from the ages of 18 to 21 from the ages of…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs while you study (up to £175 per week if you live in London). You must be under 20 at the start of your course and the scheme is available for publicly-funded courses in England. Your learning provider will be…
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